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Civil War

Warfare History Network 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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Marching to Stonewall Jackson’s Tune

Although Stonewall Jackson lost 400 men fighting from Front Royal to Winchester, he lost thousands to straggling in the retreat from the Potomac to Strasburg.   More »

Marching to Stonewall Jackson’s Tune

Custer’s Diversionary Raid

General Custer’s daring diversionary raid penetrated 60 miles behind enemy lines, wrecked Williams Wickham’s camp, and seized 50 prisoners, 100 slaves, and 500 horses.   More »

Custer’s Diversionary Raid


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75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

Three quarters of a century have passed since the epic Battle of Midway.

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

“Love” Company in the Vognes Mountains

The author, a rifleman in “Love” Company, 399th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, recalls brutal winter combat on the French-German border.

The Death of Michael Wittmann, Panzer Ace

The Death of Michael Wittmann, Panzer Ace

Legendary tank commander Michael Wittmann met his end in a fiery ambush on August 8, 1944.

Hitler’s Cavalry: Armored Cars of the Third Reich

Hitler’s Cavalry: Armored Cars of the Third Reich

German light and heavy armored cars enabled scouts to gather vital intelligence for panzer units.

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