A jester entering into the royal court.

Jester

A jester entering into the royal court.

(1815-1862) Soldier in Mexican War and Civil War for the Union

Philip Kearny

(1815-1862) Soldier in Mexican War and Civil War for the Union

(1850- ) English soldier

Horatio H. Kitchener

(1850- ) English soldier

(1759--) Soldier for the Revolutionary War. He was afterwards chosen a member of the Commander-in-chiefs Guard

Usual Knapp

(1759--) Soldier for the Revolutionary War. He was afterwards chosen a member of the Commander-in-chiefs…

"Kneel on right knee, sitting as nearly as possible on the right heel; left forearm across left thigh; piece remains in position of order arms, right hand grasping it above lower band." — Moss, 1914

Kneel

"Kneel on right knee, sitting as nearly as possible on the right heel; left forearm across left thigh;…

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

Kneeling

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

An illustration of a knight battling a troll with swords.

Knight Battling Troll

An illustration of a knight battling a troll with swords.

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a lance.

Knight Riding Horse & Holding a Lance

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a lance.

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a javelin with a child holding onto the horse and knight.

Knight Riding Horse with a Child Holding onto Knight

An illustration of a knight riding a horse and holding a javelin with a child holding onto the horse…

"The Knight, Death, and the Devil. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

The Knight, Death, and the Devil

"The Knight, Death, and the Devil. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

(1848- ) Russian soldier

Alexei N. Kuropatkin

(1848- ) Russian soldier

"When grown up, Oedipus is told by the oracle that he would slay his father and marry his mother. On his return to Corinth he met Laius in a narrow pass and, in a dispute about the road, slew him." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Death of Laius

"When grown up, Oedipus is told by the oracle that he would slay his father and marry his mother. On…

Landscape, house and soldier walking by tree on path

Landscape

Landscape, house and soldier walking by tree on path

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Samuel Lawrence.

Lawrence Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers, in honor of Samuel Lawrence.

(1843-1899) American soldier in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War

Henry W. Lawton

(1843-1899) American soldier in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War

(1835-1905) Soldier in the Civil War for the Confederates. Governor of Virginia.

Fithugh Lee

(1835-1905) Soldier in the Civil War for the Confederates. Governor of Virginia.

General Lee helping a soldier in need.

General Lee

General Lee helping a soldier in need.

Henry Lee III (January 29, 1756–March 25, 1818) was an early American patriot who served as the Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. During the American Revolution, Lee served as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army and earned the name Light Horse Harry.

Henry Lee

Henry Lee III (January 29, 1756–March 25, 1818) was an early American patriot who served as the Governor…

(1756-1818) Revolutionary War soldier.

Major Henry Lee

(1756-1818) Revolutionary War soldier.

American Soldier during Civil War

Robert Edward Lee

American Soldier during Civil War

"Carry back the left foot and lie flat on the belly, inclining the body about 35 degree to the right." — Moss, 1914

Lie down

"Carry back the left foot and lie flat on the belly, inclining the body about 35 degree to the right."…

"Carry back the left foot and lie flat on the belly, inclining the body about 35 degree to the right." — Moss, 1914

Lie down

"Carry back the left foot and lie flat on the belly, inclining the body about 35 degree to the right."…

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

Lie Down

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

"Light-armed Soldier." — Greenough, 1899

Light Soldier

"Light-armed Soldier." — Greenough, 1899

Headquarters of General Freemont, Jefferson City, Missouri, October 1, 1861. Jefferson City is on the Missouri River, 142 miles from its mouth, and 125 miles from St. Louis. It is on the direct route of the Pacific Railroad. The location of Jefferson City is very striking. On the towering hill which frowns over the Missouri stands the Capitol, built of magnesium limestone. The town site is seamed with sharp ridges and deep hollows running parallel with the river. These had been eagerly taken advantage of in consctructing the fortifications. About a mile to the south of the city was the headquarters of General Fremont, situated upon a beautiful slope, commanding a fine military prospect. It was called Camp Lillie, after his eldest daughter, Lillie Benton Fremont.

Camp Lillie

Headquarters of General Freemont, Jefferson City, Missouri, October 1, 1861. Jefferson City is on the…

(1733-1810) Soldier who fought in Revolutionary War.

Benjamin Lincoln

(1733-1810) Soldier who fought in Revolutionary War.

"At the command load each front-rank man or skirmisher faces half right and carries the right foot to the right, about one foot." — Moss, 1914

Load

"At the command load each front-rank man or skirmisher faces half right and carries the right foot to…

"With the right hand he turns and draws the bolt back." — Moss, 1914

Load

"With the right hand he turns and draws the bolt back." — Moss, 1914

"Carries the hand to the small of the stock." — Moss, 1914

Load

"Carries the hand to the small of the stock." — Moss, 1914

"Each rear rank moves to the right foot, takes a similar position opposite the interval to the right of his front rank man, muzzle of the piece extending beyond the front rank and loads."

Load

"Each rear rank moves to the right foot, takes a similar position opposite the interval to the right…

In Norse mythology, there is a war between the Winilers and the Vandals. Odin takes the side of the Vandals and his wife Frigga takes the side of the Winilers. Odin says he will help whoever he sees first the next morning. Frigga makes a plan that the women tie their long hair under their chins like a beard to disguise themselves as men and she moves the bed so Odin faces the window the women are standing near. He names them Long-Beards (Lombards) and helps them to victory.

Lombard Woman

In Norse mythology, there is a war between the Winilers and the Vandals. Odin takes the side of the…

"Executed in the same manner as the thrust, except that the left foot is carried forward about twice its length. The left heel must always be in rear of the left knee. Guard is resumed immediately without command. Guard may also be resumed by advancing the right foot if, for any reason, it is desired to gain the ground held in lunging. In the latter case, the preparatory command <em>forward</em> will be given." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Lunge

"Executed in the same manner as the thrust, except that the left foot is carried forward about twice…

"If lying down, the left hand steadies and supports the piece at the balance, the toe of the butt resting on the ground, the muzzle off the ground." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Lying down

"If lying down, the left hand steadies and supports the piece at the balance, the toe of the butt resting…

Scene from a Civil War Battle,.

Battle of Malvern Hill

Scene from a Civil War Battle,.

An illustration of a man riding a mule.

Man on Mule

An illustration of a man riding a mule.

"Near the southern extremity of the plain of Marathon rises a conical mound, 30 feet high. it covers the remains of the 192 Greeks who fell in the battle. Excavations undertaken in 1890-1891 disclosed ashes, human bones and fragments of pottery belonging to the era of the Persian wars."&mdash;Webster, 1913

The Mound at Marathon

"Near the southern extremity of the plain of Marathon rises a conical mound, 30 feet high. it covers…

(1818-1885) Soldier who served in the Mexican War and lead the Union Army in the Civil War at Bull Run

Irvin McDowell

(1818-1885) Soldier who served in the Mexican War and lead the Union Army in the Civil War at Bull Run

(1815-1872) U.S. general during the Civil War, born in Spain

General George G. Meade

(1815-1872) U.S. general during the Civil War, born in Spain

(1815-1872) American soldier in the Mexican War and Union general in the Civil War.

George Gordon Meade

(1815-1872) American soldier in the Mexican War and Union general in the Civil War.

(1836- ) American soldier

General Wesley Merritt

(1836- ) American soldier

The activity of the Confederates on the Potomac and the confluent rivers was almost incredible. In one night some point hitherto defenseless was made to bristle with cannon, and the first intimation of its locality was a leaden messenger winging its way on its mission of death. A party of the Tenth Regiment of New York Zuoaves, while out scouting through a dense wood, came suddenly in sight of Messech's Point, and there beheld the Confederates at work upon an almost completed battery, which had sprung up with magical rapidity.

Discovery of a Confederate Battery at Messech's Point

The activity of the Confederates on the Potomac and the confluent rivers was almost incredible. In one…

A minuteman during the Revolution

Minuteman

A minuteman during the Revolution

(1736-1802) Soldier in Revolutionary war. Later served in the House of representatives.

Daniel Morgan

(1736-1802) Soldier in Revolutionary war. Later served in the House of representatives.

(1730-1805) Soldier and governor of South Carolina during the American Revolutionary war.

William Moultrie

(1730-1805) Soldier and governor of South Carolina during the American Revolutionary war.

American soldier and doctor

Dr. Eneas Munson

American soldier and doctor

Command given to order troops to select a new target.

New Target

Command given to order troops to select a new target.

(1696-1785) Soldier and founder of Georgia.

General James Edward Oglethorpe

(1696-1785) Soldier and founder of Georgia.

(1696-1785) Soldier and founder of Georgia.

James Oglethorpe

(1696-1785) Soldier and founder of Georgia.

(1818-1883) Soldier that served in the Seminole war then led Union troop in the Civil War

E. O. C. Ord

(1818-1883) Soldier that served in the Seminole war then led Union troop in the Civil War

(1838- ) American soldier

General Otis

(1838- ) American soldier

"The <em>palla</em>, as well as the <em>pallium</em> and <em>palliolum</em>, was always a rectangular piece of cloth, exactly, or, at least, nearly square. It was, indeed, used in the very form in which it was taken from the loom, being made entirely by the weaver. Among the Greeks and Romans the most common material for the <em>palla</em> was wool. It was often folded about the body simply with a view to defend it from cold, and without any regard to gracefulness of appearance, as in the following cut, taken from an ancient intaglio." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Palla

"The palla, as well as the pallium and palliolum, was always a rectangular…

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; clasp the hands, without constriant, in front of the center of the body, fingers joined, left hand uppermost, left thumb clasped by the thumb and forefinger of the right hand, preserve silence and steadiness of position." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Parade rest

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; clasp the hands, without…

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; carry the muzzle in front of the center of the body, barrel to the left; grasp the piece with the left hand just below the stacking swivel, and with the right hand below and against the left." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Parade rest

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; carry the muzzle in front…

"Raise the rifle with both hands high enough to clear the line of vision, barrel downward, point of the bayonet to the left front. When necessary to raise the rifle well above the head, it may be supported between the thumb and forefinger of the left hand. This position will be necessary against attacks from higher elevation, such as men mounted or on top of parapets." &mdash; Moss, 1914

High parry

"Raise the rifle with both hands high enough to clear the line of vision, barrel downward, point of…

"Carry the point of the bayonet down until it is at the height of the knee, moving the point of the bayonet sufficiently to the right (left) to keep the opponent's attacks clear of the point threatened. These parries are rarely used, as an attack below the waist leaves the head and body exposed." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Low parry

"Carry the point of the bayonet down until it is at the height of the knee, moving the point of the…

"These parries are rarely used, as an attack below the waist leaves the head and body exposed." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Low parry

"These parries are rarely used, as an attack below the waist leaves the head and body exposed." —…

Charles Willson Peale (April 15, 1741 &ndash; February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier and naturalist.

Charles Wilson Peale

Charles Willson Peale (April 15, 1741 – February 22, 1827) was an American painter, soldier and…

A medal awarded to soldiers in honor of Oliver Perry.

Perry Medal

A medal awarded to soldiers in honor of Oliver Perry.

(1739-1817) Soldier of the American Revolution

Andrew Pickens

(1739-1817) Soldier of the American Revolution