WARS AND WEAPONS
The Hessian soldiers hired by the British to fight the colonists during the Revolutionary War were paid about 25 cents a day.
Only eight men were killed in the Battle of Lexington.
Only 16 percent of the able-bodied males in the American colonies participated in the Revolutionary War.
One out of every three English males between the ages of seventeen and thirty-five were killed in World War I.
In Japan there is a deadly martial art, called tessenjutsu, based solely on the use of a fan.
In feudal Japan, the Imperial Army had special soldiers whose only duty was to count the number of severed enemy heads after each battle.
In 1221, Genghis Khan killed 1,748,000 people at Nishapur in one hour.
George Custer was the youngest American officer ever to become a general in the United States Army. He made his rank at age twenty-three.
During the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was offered command of the Union Army before he accepted his post with the Confederacy.
Before World War II, blacks were not allowed to enlist in the United States Navy.