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…

(1839-1876) Soldier who led a group of soldiers to annihilation

General Custer

(1839-1876) Soldier who led a group of soldiers to annihilation

(1751-1780) German soldier who fought along Lafayette in the American Revolutionary war

Baron De Kalb

(1751-1780) German soldier who fought along Lafayette in the American Revolutionary war

The Seal of the State of Delaware, 1793-1847. The seal shows a farmer, a soldier, Delaware's coat of arms, and their motto "Liberty and Independence."

Seal of Delaware

The Seal of the State of Delaware, 1793-1847. The seal shows a farmer, a soldier, Delaware's coat of…

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 dragon holding a knight and a horse in his claw.

Dragon Holding Knight & Horse in Claw

An illustration of a dragon holding a knight and a horse in his claw.

(1816-1894) Soldier and Lawyer who fought against the Seminoles and in the Mexican War

Jubal A. Early

(1816-1894) Soldier and Lawyer who fought against the Seminoles and in the Mexican War

Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 – May 24, 1861) was a lawyer and soldier, best known as the first conspicuous casualty of the American Civil War.

Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth

Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 – May 24, 1861) was a lawyer and soldier, best known as…

At the command right, turn the head to the right oblique, eyes fixed on the line of eyes of the men in, or supposed to be in, the same rank." — Moss, 1914

Eyes right

At the command right, turn the head to the right oblique, eyes fixed on the line of eyes of the men…

"In bleeding from the thigh, leg, or foot press backward with the thumbs on the femoral artery at the middle of the groin where the artery passes over the bone. The point is a little higher up than that indicated in Fig 6." — Moss, 1914

Femoral compression

"In bleeding from the thigh, leg, or foot press backward with the thumbs on the femoral artery at the…

"Used with indistinct or invisible targets and to define sectors." — Moss, 1914

Finger system

"Used with indistinct or invisible targets and to define sectors." — Moss, 1914

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

A Man Firing from a Doorway

A man firing his rifle from a doorway.

A soldier crouched in a window, firing his rifle from the covered position.

A Man Firing from a Window

A soldier crouched in a window, firing his rifle from the covered position.

Nicholas Fish (1758-1833) was an American Revolutionary soldier, born in New York City.

Nicholas Fish

Nicholas Fish (1758-1833) was an American Revolutionary soldier, born in New York City.

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.

French soldier, 1901

France: soldier 1901

French soldier, 1901

(1823-1903) American general that served in the War with Mexico and in the Civil War.

General William B. Franklin

(1823-1903) American general that served in the War with Mexico and in the Civil War.

A man wearing a gambeson from about 1375. A gambeson is a quilted padded jacket worn as armor.

Soldier Wearing a Gambeson

A man wearing a gambeson from about 1375. A gambeson is a quilted padded jacket worn as armor.

Monument of twentieth United States President, James Abram Garfield in Washington, D.C.

Garfield Monument

Monument of twentieth United States President, James Abram Garfield in Washington, D.C.

The twentieth United States President, James Abram Garfield.

James Abram Garfield

The twentieth United States President, James Abram Garfield.

(1728-1806) Soldier that became general of the Continental Army

General Horatio Gates

(1728-1806) Soldier that became general of the Continental Army

The Gauntlet is a piece of protective armor for the hand, dating back to the 12th century. The first gauntlets were leather covered gloves with an unarticulated metal back. They evolved from the chain mail bag, which , in the 12th century, terminated at the sleeves of the hauberk. The gauntlet of the 14th century had separate, but unjointed fingers. This gauntlet was superseded by the 'mitten'.

Gauntlet

The Gauntlet is a piece of protective armor for the hand, dating back to the 12th century. The first…

(1815-1872) The first mayor of San Francisco and General in the Union during the Civil War.

General Geary

(1815-1872) The first mayor of San Francisco and General in the Union during the Civil War.

A picture depicting some of General Grant's exploits.

General Grant in Action

A picture depicting some of General Grant's exploits.

A battle between English and French forces in Quebec.

Death of General Wolfe at Quebec

A battle between English and French forces in Quebec.

The Seal of the State of Georgia, 1799. The seal shows an arch with three pillars symbolizing the constitution and the three branches of government. Around the pillars are banners which read "Wisdom," "Justice," and "Moderation." There is also a soldier representing protection of the constitution.

Seal of Georgia

The Seal of the State of Georgia, 1799. The seal shows an arch with three pillars symbolizing the constitution…

German soldier, 1901

Germany: soldier 1901

German soldier, 1901

Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 - 9 September 1583) was an English murderer, adventurer, explorer, member of parliament, and soldier from Devon, who served the crown during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Humphrey Gilbert (c. 1539 - 9 September 1583) was an English murderer, adventurer, explorer, member…

(1826-1905) Cuban soldier and patriot that fought to win the freedom of Cuba from Spain

Maximo Gomez

(1826-1905) Cuban soldier and patriot that fought to win the freedom of Cuba from Spain

An illustration of a soldiers grave in Augusta, GA.

Grave

An illustration of a soldiers grave in Augusta, GA.

British soldier, 1901

Great Britain: soldier 1901

British soldier, 1901

"The Great White Horse. By Albrect Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

The Great White Horse

"The Great White Horse. By Albrect Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

A scene from ancient Greece, possibly from a vase.

Scene from ancient Greece

A scene from ancient Greece, possibly from a vase.

A Greek soldier with his family.

Greek Soldier

A Greek soldier with his family.

A monument of Athenian foot soldier, found near Marathon.

Monument of a Greek Solider

A monument of Athenian foot soldier, found near Marathon.

"In the Homeric times, the Greeks used a belt for the sword, and another for the shield. These passed over the shoulders and crossed upon the breast. The shield-belt lay over the other, and was the larger and broader of the two. This mode of carrying the shield was subsequently laid aside, on account of its inconvenience. The later method is shown." — Anthon, 1891

Greek with shield

"In the Homeric times, the Greeks used a belt for the sword, and another for the shield. These passed…

(1844-1935) Explorer and soldier that volunteered in the Civil War and lead an expedition to the Artic.

General Greely

(1844-1935) Explorer and soldier that volunteered in the Civil War and lead an expedition to the Artic.

Grenadier marching.

Grenadier

Grenadier marching.

"A Grenadier. From a drawing by Horace Vernet." -Rees, 1894

A Grenadier

"A Grenadier. From a drawing by Horace Vernet." -Rees, 1894

A pictorial banner illustrated with a guard leaning on a ledge looking over the city.

Guard Sitting Looking Over Ledge Pictorial Banner

A pictorial banner illustrated with a guard leaning on a ledge looking over the city.

Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 - November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician, soldier in the Continental Army, and Postmaster General of the United States.

Joseph Habersham

Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 - November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician,…

"Carry the hand to the shoulder; rapidly thrust the hand upward the full extent of the arm several times." — Moss, 1914

Halt

"Carry the hand to the shoulder; rapidly thrust the hand upward the full extent of the arm several times."…

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.

(1818-1902) Soldier of the Confederacy and United States Senator from South Carolina.

Wade Hampton

(1818-1902) Soldier of the Confederacy and United States Senator from South Carolina.

(1824-1886) American soldier that served in the Mexican War, Seminole War and ion the Western Frontier.

General W. S. Hancock

(1824-1886) American soldier that served in the Mexican War, Seminole War and ion the Western Frontier.

An illustration of two hands shaking with a man standing in the distance at attention.

Hands Shaking & Man at Attention

An illustration of two hands shaking with a man standing in the distance at attention.

""The crested Achilles was pressing on in his chariot." Some idea of the ancient crests may be formed from the following woodcuts, selected from ancient gems." — Anthon, 1891

Crested helmets

""The crested Achilles was pressing on in his chariot." Some idea of the ancient crests may be formed…

"[The paguridae] includes the Hermit or Soldier Crab, <em>Pagurus Bernardus</em>, the abdominal portion of whose body is quite soft, forming a sort of cylindrical fleshy mass behind the shelly cephalothorax. As the comfort of the animal would be materially interfered with were this soft, worm-like appendage exposed to be grabbed at by every passing fish who might take a fancy to it, he usually seeks some shelter for its tail, and the habitation selected is generally the empty shell of some univalve mollusk." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Hermit-crab

"[The paguridae] includes the Hermit or Soldier Crab, Pagurus Bernardus, the abdominal portion…

(1831-1879) Soldier that joined Confederate forces.

General John B. Hood

(1831-1879) Soldier that joined Confederate forces.

(1831-1879) American soldier who resigned to serve in the Confederate Army

General John B. Hood

(1831-1879) American soldier who resigned to serve in the Confederate Army

(1830-1909) Union soldier who was a part of Stonewall's attack and led troops in Sherman's March to the Sea

General O. O. Howard

(1830-1909) Union soldier who was a part of Stonewall's attack and led troops in Sherman's March to…

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Isaac Hull.

Hull Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Isaac Hull.

William Hutchings was born in York, Maine in 1764. He was a soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

William Hutchings

William Hutchings was born in York, Maine in 1764. He was a soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary…

"At the second command take the position of arms. Seize the bolt handle with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand, turn the handle up, draw the bolt back, and glance at the chamber. Having found the chamber empty, or having emptied it, raise the head and eyes to the front." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Inspection arms

"At the second command take the position of arms. Seize the bolt handle with the thumb and forefinger…

Italian soldier, 1901

Italy: soldier 1901

Italian soldier, 1901

(1824-1863) Union soldier during the American Civil war

Stonewall Jackson

(1824-1863) Union soldier during the American Civil war

(1824-1863) Union soldier during the American Civil War

Thomas J. Jackson Stonewall

(1824-1863) Union soldier during the American Civil War

(1824-1863) Union soldier during the American Civil war

Thomas J. Jackson "Stonewall"

(1824-1863) Union soldier during the American Civil war