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Plumsteadville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Army

Established June 14, 1775

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
1. Army Marker
Inscription.  

[Chronology]

Revolutionary War · 1775-1783

April 19, 1775
"Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins

June 14, 1775
Continental Army established

July 3, 1775
George Washington appointed Commander [in] Chief of the Continental Army

1798
Congress established the War Department

The War of 1812 · 1812-1815

African Americans making up the Louisiana Battalion of Free Men of Color served in the US Army in the War of 1812

The Indian Wars · 1835-1891

The US Army fought in all of the Indian Wars and coordinated with the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard

March 6, 1836
"Remember the Alamo"

The Mexican War · 1846-1848

The Civil War · 1861-1865

April 12, 1861
The attack on Fort [Sumter] marks the start of the Civil War

1863
The Union Conscription Act implemented

November 1863
President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address

December 6, 1865
Constitutional Amendment XIII ratified Freeing All Americans

May

Plumstead Twp. Veterans Park Armed Services Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2019
2. Plumstead Twp. Veterans Park Armed Services Markers
Army marker at far left
26, 1865
The last Confederate soldiers surrender and the end of the Civil War

July 25, 1866
Ulysses S. Grant appointed the first General of the Army

The Spanish-American War · 1898-1901

The Philippine Insurrection · 1899-1902

The Latin American Campaigns· 1906-1933

1906-1909
The US Army joins the US Marines in Cuba

1907
The Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps established

March 1916
Brigadier Gen John F. Pershing leads the US Army in the Punitive Expedition into Mexico

World War I · 1917-1918

April 6, 1917
US joins World at War

1919
The Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles establish terms of peace after World War I

July 2, 1926
Army Air Corps established

June 20, 1941
Army Air Corps becomes Army Air Force

September 26, 1941
Army Military Police Corps established

World War II · 1941-1945

December 7, 1941
"A Date Which Will Live In Infamy" Japanese attack Pearl Harbor

May 12, 1942
The Manhattan Project begins

1943
Women's Army Corps (WAC) was formed

June 6, 1944
D-Day in Europe

August 1945
Atomic bomb "Fat Man" dropped on Nagasaki and "Little Boy" dropped on Hiroshima

August

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15, 1945
Japan surrenders, World War II ends

September 18, 1947
The Army Air Force becomes the US Air Force

Korean War · 1950-1953

June 11, 1952
Army Special Forces Units established

Early 1960's
US Army Special Forces teams sent to Southeast Asia

1963
Operation Big Lift for Berlin

Vietnam War · 1964-1973

August 2, 1964
Gulf of Tonkin incident

February 9, 1965
US combat troops committed to Vietnam

January 1973
The Paris Peace Accord ends US ground forces involvement in the Vietnam War

Grenada · 1983

October 1983
US Army participation in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada

April 9, 1987
Army Special Forces Branch established

Panama · 1989

October 1989
US Army participation in Operation Just Cause in Panama

Gulf War · 1990-1991

February 1991
General Norman Schwarzkopf defeats Iraqi army invasion of Kuwait in 100 days

Somalia · 1992-1995

Bosnian War · 1993-1999

World Trade Center · 9-11-2001

The War in Afghanistan · 2001 to ---

October 2001
US Army Special Forces assist Northern Alliance tribes to overthrow the Taliban regime

The War in Iraq · 2003 to ---

March 2003
General

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Tommy Franks launched Operation Iraqi Freedom

March 2003
US Army Special Forces attack Iraqi communications, weapon storage areas, and military bases

[US Army Emblem and historic photos and illustrations]
 
Erected by Plumstead Township Veterans Committee.
 
Location. 40° 22.948′ N, 75° 8.753′ W. Marker is in Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. The marker is in the Plumstead Township Veterans Park, which is located at the NE corner of Easton Road (Pennsylvania Route 611) and Old Easton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plumsteadville PA 18949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marines (a few steps from this marker); Navy (a few steps from this marker); Air Force (a few steps from this marker); Coast Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plumstead Township Veterans Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Doan Gang (approx. 1.9 miles away); Former U.S. Post Office (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dublin Honor Roll (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plumsteadville.
 
Also see . . .  US Army Center of Military History. (Submitted on December 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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