Hannibal and his army crossing the Alps.

Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps

Hannibal and his army crossing the Alps.

"[Late 19th Century/Early 20th Century] United States Army Ambulance"-Whitney, 1902

Army Ambulance

"[Late 19th Century/Early 20th Century] United States Army Ambulance"-Whitney, 1902

An illustration of the army insignia.

Army Insignia

An illustration of the army insignia.

"In the thirteenth year of the reign of Nabuchodonosor, the two and twentieth day of the first month, the word was given out in the house of Nabuchodonosor king of the Assyrians, that he would revenge himself. And he called all the ancients, and all the governors, and his officers of war, and communicated to them the secret of his counsel: And he said that his thoughts were to bring all the earth under his empire. And when this saying pleased them all, Nabuchodonosor, the king, called Holofernes the general of his armies, And said to him: Go out against all the kingdoms of the west, and against them especially that despised my commandment. Thy eye shall not spare any kingdom, and all the strong cities thou shalt bring under my yoke. Then Holofernes called the captains and officers of the power of the Assyrians: and he mustered men for the expedition, as the king commanded him, a hundred and twenty thousand fighting men on foot, and twelve thousand archers, horsemen." Judith 2:2-7 DRA
<p>Illustration of the vast armies of Nebuchadnezzar.

Army of King Nebuchadnezzar

"In the thirteenth year of the reign of Nabuchodonosor, the two and twentieth day of the first month,…

"The Army Worm (Leucania unipuncta). A, caterpillar; B, adult moth." &mdash; Galloway

Army Worm

"The Army Worm (Leucania unipuncta). A, caterpillar; B, adult moth." — Galloway

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

As Skirmishers

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

As Skirmishers Right

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

Order given to assemble the troops.

Assemble

Order given to assemble the troops.

A bronze medal for having good conduct in the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Navy Good Conduct Badge

A bronze medal for having good conduct in the U.S. Navy.

A battlefield refers to the location of a battle. Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, wherein each group will seek to defeat the others within the scope of a military campaign, and are well defined in duration, area and force commitment.

Battlefield

A battlefield refers to the location of a battle. Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the…

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, writer, civil servant, and inventor.

Pierre Beauregard

(1818-1893) Pierre Gustave Toutant de Beauregard was a general for the Confederate Army during the American…

An illustration of British soldiers relaxing outdoors near trees.

British Soldiers

An illustration of British soldiers relaxing outdoors near trees.

Modern service bugle from the British Army

Bugle

Modern service bugle from the British Army

Terra cotta model of Roman bugle, 4th century

Bugle

Terra cotta model of Roman bugle, 4th century

An illustration of soldiers loading a cannon.

Cannon & Soldiers

An illustration of soldiers loading a cannon.

Order given to stop hostilities on the battlefield. Soldiers stop shooting their weapons when this signal is given.

Cease Firing

Order given to stop hostilities on the battlefield. Soldiers stop shooting their weapons when this signal…

This is the command used to instruct the unit to change direction.

Change Direction

This is the command used to instruct the unit to change direction.

Depiction of a Civil War battle.

Civil War Battle

Depiction of a Civil War battle.

The settlers are in a panic because the English army is close by.

Colonists Panic

The settlers are in a panic because the English army is close by.

Command signal used to order troops to begin firing their weapons.

Commence Firing

Command signal used to order troops to begin firing their weapons.

(1800-1891) Chief of general staff of the army for Prussia

Count Von Moltke

(1800-1891) Chief of general staff of the army for Prussia

Two soldiers firing their weapons. One is standing behind a tree, while the other is in the crouching position.

Firing from the Crouched and Standing Positions

Two soldiers firing their weapons. One is standing behind a tree, while the other is in the crouching…

Departments of State, Army, and Navy, Washington D.C.

Departments of State, Army, and Navy

Departments of State, Army, and Navy, Washington D.C.

An illustration of the Prussian Army destroying the interior of a palace.

Destroying Palace Interior

An illustration of the Prussian Army destroying the interior of a palace.

An army general commanding his troop not to shoot until he takes the first shot.

Do Not Shoot Till I Do

An army general commanding his troop not to shoot until he takes the first shot.

Marching at twice the cadence of "Forward March;" 100 to 180 steps per min. something of a light jog. The unit is still required to keep in step.

Double Time

Marching at twice the cadence of "Forward March;" 100 to 180 steps per min. something of a light jog.…

An illustration of a rifle expert medal.

Rifle Expert Medal

An illustration of a rifle expert medal.

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

A Man Firing from a Doorway

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

Order give to soldiers instructing them to attach their bayonets to the end of their rifles.

Fix Bayonet

Order give to soldiers instructing them to attach their bayonets to the end of their rifles.

A Roman foot soldier.

Roman foot soldier

A Roman foot soldier.

Demonstration of the command to go forward.

Forward, Etc.

Demonstration of the command to go forward.

Gulliver tied down with Lilliputians around him and soldiers on him with spears.

Giant tied down

Gulliver tied down with Lilliputians around him and soldiers on him with spears.

General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army.

General Ulysses Grant

General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army.

"Represents the interior view of a bronze shield and a pair of greaves. These greaves are made right and left." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Greaves and shield

"Represents the interior view of a bronze shield and a pair of greaves. These greaves are made right…

Used to stop a unit (formation) from marching by calling it ether on the right or left foot.

Halt

Used to stop a unit (formation) from marching by calling it ether on the right or left foot.

General Winfield Scott Hancock.

General Winfield Scott Hancock

General Winfield Scott Hancock.

Russian infantry on the march.

Infantry

Russian infantry on the march.

A military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany. It was also used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to 1918.

The Iron Cross

A military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany. It was also used as the symbol…

The destruction of Jerusalem.

The destruction of Jerusalem

The destruction of Jerusalem.

"And Judas said: Gird yourselves, and be valiant men, and be ready against the morning, that you may fight with these nations that are assembled against us to destroy us and our sanctuary. For it is better for us to die in battle, than to see the evils of our nation, and of the holies: Nevertheless as it shall be the will of God in heaven so be it done." 1 Maccabees 3:58-60 DRA
<p>Judas Machabeus rallies his troops for the coming battle against Gorgias.

Judas Speaks to His Army

"And Judas said: Gird yourselves, and be valiant men, and be ready against the morning, that you may…

General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick.

Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick.

"Kneel, but with right knee against left hand." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Kneel

"Kneel, but with right knee against left hand." — Moss, 1914

"If kneeling or sitting, the position of the piece is similar; if kneeling, the left forearm rests on the left thigh." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Kneeling

"If kneeling or sitting, the position of the piece is similar; if kneeling, the left forearm rests on…

Portrait of General Lee.

General Lee

Portrait of General Lee.

Command used to instruct soldiers to lie flat on the ground.

Lie Down

Command used to instruct soldiers to lie flat on the ground.

A Lieutenant-General for the Spanish Army in 1898.

Arsenio Linares

A Lieutenant-General for the Spanish Army in 1898.

Scene from a Civil War Battle,.

Battle of Malvern Hill

Scene from a Civil War Battle,.

An illustration of a man in a military uniform standing at arm with a rifle.

Military Man at Arm

An illustration of a man in a military uniform standing at arm with a rifle.

An illustration of an army man standing at rest with a rifle.

Army Man at Rest with Rifle

An illustration of an army man standing at rest with a rifle.

An illustration of a man riding a mule.

Man on Mule

An illustration of a man riding a mule.

An adult male riding away from soldiers on a horse.

Man Riding a Horse

An adult male riding away from soldiers on a horse.

An illustration of a man standing in front of the Army insignia.

Military Man with Army Insignia

An illustration of a man standing in front of the Army insignia.

An illustration of a rifle marksman medal.

Rifle Marksman Medal

An illustration of a rifle marksman medal.

General George Meade of the Union Army, known for his defeat of General Lee at Gettysberg.

General George Meade

General George Meade of the Union Army, known for his defeat of General Lee at Gettysberg.

The American army in Mexico City.

American Army in Mexico City

The American army in Mexico City.

The skyline of the battle field with military important features labeled.

Military Landscape

The skyline of the battle field with military important features labeled.

Diagram of the firing positions for infantry.

Musketry Bulletin

Diagram of the firing positions for infantry.

Command given to order troops to select a new target.

New Target

Command given to order troops to select a new target.

"Peter, a hermit of Picardy, on his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, represented the condition of the city. This hermit, of hideous figure, covered with rags, walking barefooted, speaking as a prophet, and hearkened to as such, inspired the people everywhere with an enthusiasm similar to his own." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Peter the Hermit and followers

"Peter, a hermit of Picardy, on his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, represented the condition…

Fighting between Union and Confederate forces.

Battle of Pittsburg Landing

Fighting between Union and Confederate forces.