Glossary

Introduction to terms and definitions found throughout the encyclopedia.

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Infantry

The branch of an army made up of units trained to fight on foot.  

Invest

To place a fort or city under siege. (See "siege" in the glossary).

Ironclad

Wooden warships sheathed in iron plates for protection from artillery fire. Ironclads were used for the first time in battle during the American Civil War by both the North and the South.

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