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Thomas Jonathan Jackson

Thomas Jonathan Jackson, alias “Stonewall” is a Confederate general in the Civil War. The most famous Southern commander after General Robert E. Lee. He participated in the Shenandoah Valley campaign as corps commander of the Army of Northern Virginia in 1862 and in the battles of Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Military historians consider Jackson one of the more gifted leaders in U.S. history. 1)

Black Baron

Peter Wrangel owed his nickname “Black Baron” to his clothing and the fact that he was indeed a baron from an aristocratic family of Baltic Germans. He wore a black Cherokee - a Caucasian uniform. He was born into a family of descendants of Baltic barons of Swedish origin. He was one of the most talented commanders of the “whites” during the October Revolution. He captured, among other places, Tsaritsyn (later Stalingrad). He captured the city of Tsaritsyn (later Stalingrad) on June 20, 1919. At that time 70 cannons, 300 machine guns, and two armored trains, “Lenin” and “Trotsky”, were captured. He was the last commander of the whites and was defeated in November 1920. 2)

Sword of God

Khalid ibn al-Walid known as the “Sword of God” was an Arab leader of the Conquest period. Under his command Muslim armies after leaving Arabia conquered areas of present-day Iraq and Syria. 3)

Tariq ibn Ziyad

Tarik ibn Zijad was a Berber chieftain who, beginning in 711, conquered the territory of present-day Spain and began several centuries of Arab rule in that country. 4)

Manstein Plan

The Sickle Cut was a maneuver to drive a large number of armored vehicles through the Ardennes Forest in order to cut off French and British troops stationed in the Benelux. It was proposed by Erich von Manstein, later Field Marshal of the Third Reich (hence the plan became known as the “Manstein Plan”), and was instrumental in Germany's rapid victory in the First Battle of France. 5)

generals.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/16 04:24 by aga