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Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the United States (1861-1865), who was Commander-in-Chief of the Union troops during the American Civil War and who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, thus bringing an end to slavery in the United States (b.1809--d.1865).
airdrop a delivery by parachute from an aircraft, esp. of troops, weapons, or supplies. [1/2 definitions]
auxiliary serving as a supplement, as reserve troops; additional; supplementary. [2/7 definitions]
battle cry a shout or cry of determination or enthusiasm given by troops in battle. [1/2 definitions]
beachhead the initial position or area that invading troops try to secure when landing on an enemy shore. [1/2 definitions]
beleaguer to lay siege to by surrounding with troops; besiege. [1/2 definitions]
billet1 nonmilitary lodging assigned to troops, esp. in a private home. [1/6 definitions]
canton to assign lodging to (soldiers, troops, or the like); billet; quarter. [1/3 definitions]
cantonment the temporary assignment of troops to military quarters. [1/2 definitions]
cavalry troops mounted on horseback or in armored carriers or helicopters, or the branch of military service composed of such troops.
convoy the troops, ships, or the like serving as a protective escort. [1/5 definitions]
disposition placement or distribution, as of troops on a battlefield. [1/6 definitions]
dress parade a formal parade of military troops in dress uniform.
echelon a formation of troops, planes, or ships in a stairstep pattern behind and to the right or left of the leading unit or craft. [1/3 definitions]
embattle to dispose or prepare (troops or a fortification) for battle. [1/2 definitions]
Espionage Act a U.S. law passed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917, shortly after the U.S. entered World War I. The Espionage Act made it a crime to convey information with the intent to interfere with the operation of the U.S. military or its recruitment of troops, to disclose information relating to national defense, or to promote the success of the country's enemies.
field artillery light mobile artillery that can accompany troops in the field.
fieldwork a temporary military fortification constructed by troops in the field. [1/2 definitions]
firing line the line or set of positions from which troops fire at an enemy or targets. [2/3 definitions]
force (often pl.) military troops; army. [1/14 definitions]
formation a particular arrangement, esp. of military troops. [1/4 definitions]