Studying past battles is important to learn lessons on tactics, leadership, strategy, etc. I enjoy history and the outcome of some of these battles. There are lesser known ones like Admiral Yi-Soon Shin who was the first to invent an iron-clad warship (The Turtle Ship, not the Monitor and Merrimac) and with 13 of them defeated 133 japanese ships, saving the country from annihilation.
I believe the battle of Hastings in 1066 where William of Normandy invaded England, the battle of stalingrad, the battle of Gettysburg, and Incheon Landing are other really big battles that changed the outcome of history.
What are your battles and why?
Although this was a major victory for Crazy Horse, Chief of the Oglala Sioux, it was only the beginning of the demise of the American Indian on the Great Plains. He knew it, as for a full year, he and his small band of Oglalas tried their best to reach the Canadian border and to ultimate safety. But that was not to be.
Crazy Horse and his followers had depleted their ability to protect themselves from the overwhelming power of the U.S. military and consequently turned himself over to the Commander at Robinson Barracks, Nebraska Territory, in September 1877. The chief was thrown into the brig.
Having only a knife he kept hidden, Crazy Horse broke loose from the escort that was proceeding toward the freshly constructed gallows in his honor. As a result, one of his tribesman, on duty as an Indian policeman at the time, thrust his bayonet through the side of the chief, thus fulfilling a vision Crazy Horse had had when he was a youth that he was to end his days of mortality by one of his own.
With the spirit and backbone of the Sioux finally broken, the U.S. Army was now ready to focus strongly on the capture of Geronimo and his renegade followers in Arizona by the full activation of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments--the Buffalo Soldiers. Geronimo surrendered for the second time in 1886 and was shipped to a Florida prison by train, accompanied by the loyal Apache scouts of the U.S. Army as dictated by General Nelson A. Miles.
The Seventh Cavalry was not ready to forgive and forget their humiliating defeat at the Little Big Horn. As a consequence, troopers from the Seventh rounded up unarmed men, women, and children of the Oglalas and massacred them in December 1890 (The Wounded Knee Massacre.)