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Civil War

Warfare History Network, home of the foremost American Civil War quarterly magazine, is your best source for military history online. This is where we bring you our coverage on all aspects of the American Civil War—from the first shots fired at Fort Sumter to Antietam to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. In addition to substantial military coverage, we also examine the political climate of the 1860s and how the war influenced civilian life in the North and South. A trove of Civil War photos, maps, and color illustrations complement our written contributions from a team of established writers, including William Welsh, Pedro Garcia, and acclaimed author-historian Roy Morris Jr.

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Ancient Weapons: The Sling

Ancient Weapons: The Sling

Although the bow and javelin are more famous ancient weapons, the sling was just as important to the skirmishers of old.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Repeat of the 1930s?

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Repeat of the 1930s?

There are already some similarities between today’s refugee crisis and Nazi persecution in the 1930s. But how similar, only time will tell.

Newly Identified Remains from the USS Oklahoma Makes News in Hawaii

Newly Identified Remains from the USS Oklahoma Makes News in Hawaii

The remains of the missing from the USS Oklahoma are still being identified. Read about the most recent findings below.

Otto Skorzeny and Operation Greif

Otto Skorzeny and Operation Greif

In December 1944, Otto Skorzeny led hundreds of German commandos on an audacious mission behind enemy lines known as Operation Greif.

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