Month: March 2017

  • Civil War

Bushrod Johnson: Yankee Quaker, Confederate General

Bushrod Johnson found fame as a Confederate general in the Civil War. An unlikely destiny…

  • Civil War

Assault on Burnside’s Bridge at the Battle of Antietam

The 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers rush Burnside’s Bridge at Antietam.

  • Military History

The Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II: A New Helmet With an Old Legacy

The New ACH Gen II Combat Helmet follows a long history of technological and tactical…

  • WWII

WWII Aircraft: Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

U.S. Navy dive-bomber crews flew the unpopular and flawed Curtiss SB2C Helldiver late in World…

  • Civil War

CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: The Greatest High Seas Duel of the Civil War

On June 19, 1864, the fabled CSS Alabama sailed out of the harbor in Cherbourg,…

  • Civil War

General Phillip Sheridan and the Battle of Winchester

Ulysses S. Grant sent feisty General Philip Sheridan to wrest control of the Shenandoah Valley…

  • WWII

Tom Harrisson: An Anthropologist’s War in Borneo

Anthropologist Tom Harrisson led operations against the Japanese on the world’s third largest island.

  • WWII

Moe Berg: Baseball Player in the OSS

Professional baseball player Moe Berg also led a shadowy existence as a spy for the…

  • Civil War

The Last Long Ride: Wilson’s Selma Raid

At the head of some 14,000 Union horsemen Maj. Gen. James Wilson prepared to launch…

  • WWII

Captured! Belgium’s Mighty Fort Eben-Emael

How did the World’s first gliderborne assault grab the world's strongest fortress?