Who was George E. Stewart?

Introduction George Evans Stewart (02 August 1872 to 02 March 1946) was an officer in the United States Army and a Medal of Honour recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War. Background He later commanded the 339th Infantry Regiment and the American Expeditionary Force in northern Russia (refer to Allies Intervention in the Russia… Read More

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What was the Battle of Tirad Pass (1899)?

Introduction The Battle of Tirad Pass (Tirad); (Spanish: Batalla de Paso Tirad; Tagalog: Labanan sa Pasong Tirad; Ilocano: Gubat ti Paso), sometimes referred to as the “Philippine Thermopylae”, was a battle in the Philippine-American War fought on 02 December 1899, in northern Luzon in the Philippines, in which a 60-man Filipino rearguard commanded by Brigadier… Read More

What was the Philippine-American War (1899-1902)?

Introduction The Philippine-American War, also referred to as the Filipino-American War, the Philippine War, the Philippine Insurrection or the Tagalog Insurgency (Filipino: Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano; Spanish: Guerra filipino-estadounidense), was an armed conflict between the First Philippine Republic and the United States that lasted from 04 February 1899 to 02 July 1902. While Filipino nationalists viewed the… Read More

What was the Spanish-American War (1898)?

Introduction The Spanish–American War (Spanish: Guerra hispano-estadounidense or Guerra hispano-americana; Filipino: Digmaang Espanyol-Amerikano) was an armed conflict between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of USS Maine in Havana Harbour in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. The war led… Read More