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When Soldiers Talk with Civilians – Lexicon and Meaning

[The general] ran into misunderstandings between military and civilian leadership over things as simple as terminology…. “What it really showed was because different cultures — the military, civilian, whatnot — all have their own lexicon, you can be having a conversation … Continue reading

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The East India Squadron on China Station, 1860-1861

The Commander-in-Chief feels called upon at this time to address those under his command upon the condition of our country. By the last mail we have authentic accounts of the commencement of “civil war” in the United States, by the attack and … Continue reading

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