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Brown Bess
"Brown Bess" is a nickname of uncertain origin for the British Army's muzzle-loading smoothbore Land Pattern Musket
Musket
and its derivatives. This musket was used in the era of the expansion of the British Empire and acquired symbolic importance at least as significant as its physical importance. It was in use for over a hundred years with many incremental changes in its design. These versions include the Long Land Pattern, the Short Land Pattern, the India Pattern, the New Land Pattern Musket
Musket
and the Sea Service Musket. The Long Land Pattern musket and its derivatives, all .75 caliber flintlock muskets, were the standard long guns of the British Empire's land forces from 1722 until 1838, when they were superseded by a percussion cap smoothbore musket. The British Ordnance System converted many flintlocks into the new percussion system known as the Pattern 1839 Musket
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Muzzle Velocity
Muzzle velocity
Muzzle velocity
is the speed of a projectile at the moment it leaves the muzzle of a gun.[1] Muzzle velocities range from approximately 120 m/s (390 ft/s) to 370 m/s (1,200 ft/s) in black powder muskets,[2] to more than 1,200 m/s (3,900 ft/s)[3] in modern rifles with high-performance cartridges such as the .220 Swift
.220 Swift
and .204 Ruger, all the way to 1,700 m/s (5,600 ft/s)[4] for tank guns firing kinetic energy penetrator ammunition
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Anglo-Burmese Wars
There have been three Burmese Wars or Anglo-Burmese Wars: First Anglo-Burmese War (1824 to 1826)[1] Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852 to 1853) Third Anglo-Burmese War
Third Anglo-Burmese War
(1885)Contents1 War with Britain and the fall of Burma1.1 First Anglo-Burmese War 1.2 Second Anglo-Burmese War 1.3 Third Anglo-Burmese War2 See also 3 References 4 Further readingWar with Britain and the fall of Burma[edit] The expansion of Burma
Burma
had consequences along its frontiers
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Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
(1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon
Napoleon
I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom. The wars stemmed from the unresolved disputes associated with the French Revolution
French Revolution
and its resultant conflict. The wars are often categorised into five conflicts, each termed after the coalition that fought Napoleon; the Third Coalition
Third Coalition
(1805), the Fourth (1806–07), Fifth (1809), Sixth (1813), and the Seventh and final (1815). Napoleon, upon ascending to First Consul of France
France
in 1799, had inherited a chaotic republic; he subsequently created a state with stable finances, a strong bureaucracy, and a well-trained army
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Robert Emmet
The name Robert
Robert
is a Germanic given name, from Proto-Germanic *χrōþi- "fame" and *berχta- "bright".[1] Compare Old Dutch Robrecht and Old High German
Old High German
Hrodebert (a compound of hruod "fame, glory" and berht "bright"). It is also in use as a surname.[2][3] After becoming widely used in Continental Europe it entered England
England
in its Old French
Old French
form Robert, where an Old English
Old English
cognate form (Hrēodbēorht, Hrodberht, Hrēodbēorð, Hrœdbœrð, Hrœdberð) had existed before the Norman Conquest. The feminine version is Roberta. The Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish form is Roberto. Similar to the name Richard, "Robert" is also a common name in many Germanic languages, including English, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Icelandic
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British Expedition To Ceylon
British victoryEnd of 2357 years of Sinhalese independence[1]Belligerents Kingdom of Kandy  British EmpireCommanders and leadersKing Vikrama Rajasinha Dissawa Lewke Hay MacDowall Adam Davy Colonel BarbutPart of a series on theHistory of Kandy Kingdom of Kandy
Kingdom of Kandy
(1469–1815)Founding Sinhalese–Portuguese War Kandyan Treaty of 1638 Portuguese Ceylon Treaty of Batticaloa Kandyan WarsColonial Kandy
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Ashanti-Fante War
War
War
is a state of armed conflict between states or societies. It is generally characterized by extreme aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. An absence of war is usually called "peace". Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general.[1] Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant suffering and casualties. While some scholars see war as a universal and ancestral aspect of human nature,[2] others argue it is a result of specific socio-cultural or ecological circumstances.[3] The deadliest war in history, in terms of the cumulative number of deaths since its start, is World War
War
II, from 1939 to 1945, with 60–85 million deaths, followed by the Mongol conquests[4] at up to 60 million
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Ga-Fante War
The Ga–Fante War in 1811 was a war fought by the Ashanti Confederacy, a powerful Akan kingdom of West Africa that was situated roughly in the territory of the present-day republic of Ghana. It involved a series of battles between the Ashanti, also known as Asante, and their allies, the Ga people of Accra, against an alliance of the Akan states of the Fanti, Akyem and Akuapem. There was a series of conflicts with the Ashanti winning the initial battle, but were then forced to retreat because Akwapim/Akyem troops had adopted the use of guerilla tactics in the area now called the Akuapim Hills
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War Of 1812
Treaty of GhentMilitary stalemate; both sides' invasion attempts repulsed Status quo ante bellum Defeat of Tecumseh's ConfederacyBelligerents United StatesChoctaw Cherokee Creeks British Empire United Kingdom  The Canadas Tecumseh's Confederacy[1] Shawnee Creek Red Sticks Ojibwe Fox Iroquois Miami Mingo Ottawa Kickapoo Delaware (Lenape) Mascouten Potawatomi Sauk Wyandot Bourbon Spain Florida (1814)Commanders and leaders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson William Henry Harrison William H. Winder (POW) William Hull  (POW) Zebulon Pike † Oliver Hazard Perry Isaac Chauncey George, Prince Regent Lord Liverpool Sir George Prévost Sir Isaac Brock † Gordon Drummond Charles de Salaberry Roger Hale Sheaffe Robert Ross † Edward Pakenham † James FitzGibbon Alexander Cochrane James Lucas Yeo Tecumseh †StrengthU.S
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Greek War Of Independence
Greek independenceEstablishment of the First Hellenic Republic
First Hellenic Republic
(1822–1832) London Protocol Treaty of Constantinople Establishment of the Kingdom of Greece
Greece
(1832)Territorial changes The Peloponnese, Saronic Isla
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Anglo-Ashanti Wars
 British Empire British-allied African states  Ashanti EmpireCommanders and leaders King George IV King William IV Queen Victoria Alexander Gordon Laing Sir Charles MacCarthy  † Field Marshal Garnet Wolseley Osei Bonsu Osei Yaw Akoto Kwaku Dua I Panyin Kofi Karikari Mensa Bonsu Kwaku Dua II Prempeh I
Prempeh I
 (POW)Strength 11,000 (1st) 2,500 (3rd) 2,200 (4th) 2,500 (5th) 20,000 (1st)   Ashanti Empire
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Baptist War
United Kingdom Colony of JamaicaRebel slavesCommanders and leaders Sir Willoughby Cotton Samuel SharpeStrengthUnknown 60,000Casualties and losses14 killed 207 killedNorth American slave revoltsToussaint Louverture1526 San Miguel de Guadalupe (Spanish Florida, Victorious) c. 1570 Gaspar Yanga's Revolt (Veracruz, New Spain, Victorious) 1712 New York Slave Revolt (British Province of New York, Suppressed) 1730 First Maroon War (British Jamaica, Victorious) 1733 St
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Kandyan Wars
British victoryEnd of 2357 years of Sinhalese independence[1]Belligerents Kingdom of Kandy  British EmpireCommanders and leadersKing Vikrama Rajasinha Dissawa Lewke Hay MacDowall Adam Davy Colonel BarbutPart of a series on theHistory of Kandy Kingdom of Kandy
Kingdom of Kandy
(1469–1815)Founding Sinhalese–Portuguese War Kandyan Treaty of 1638 Portuguese Ceylon Treaty of Batticaloa Kandyan WarsColonial Kandy
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Rebellions Of 1837
Government victoryPatriote rebellion crushed by loyalist forces; Republic of Canada dismantled Defeat of Hunters' Lodges Unification of Upper and Lower Canada
Canada
into the Province of CanadaBelligerents Lower Canada Château Clique Patriotes Republic of Lower Canada Upper Canada Family Compact Hunters' Lodges Republic of CanadaCommanders and leadersJohn Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton Francis Bond Head James FitzGibbon George Gurnett Henry Dundas Allan MacNab Charles Stephen Gore George Augustus Wetherall Louis Joseph Papineau William Lyon Mackenzie Thomas Storrow Brown
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Indian Rebellion Of 1857
British victorySuppression of the revolt Formal end of the Mughal empire End of Company rule in India Transfer of rule to the British CrownTerritorial changes British Indian Empire created out of former East India
India
Company territory (some land returned to native rulers, other land confiscated by the British crown)Belligerents Sepoy
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American Civil War
Union victoryDissolution of the Confederate States U.S. territorial integrity preserved Slavery abolished Beginning of the Reconstruction EraBelligerents United States  Confederate StatesCommanders and leaders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman David Farragut George B. McClellan Henry Halleck George Meade and others Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee  J. E. Johnston  G. T. Beauregard  A. S
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