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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was the 16th President of the United States. His election in 1860 precipitated the secession of South Carolina from the Union and the onset of the Civil War. Lincoln, a Republican, sought first to preserve the Union during the Civil War and then to end the institution of slavery. He served as president from March 4, 1861, until his death on April 15, 1865, after being shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., the previous evening.

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Low Level, No Guns

Low Level, No Guns

The great B-29 Tokyo Firebomb Mission of March 1945 killed more than 100,000 Japanese but may have won the war in the Pacific.

Howard W. Gilmore and the USS Growler: Making the Ultimate Sacrifice

Howard W. Gilmore and the USS Growler: Making the Ultimate Sacrifice

The U.S. Navy called the incident involving Howard W. Gilmore and the USS Growler ‘the most famous act of self-sacrifice known to the U.S. submarine service.’

Photographing the Battle of Antietam

Photographing the Battle of Antietam

Some raw, others heartfelt, the photographs Mathew Brady and his team took at the Battle of Antietam set milestones for battlefield photography.

Normandy’s Little Victims

Normandy’s Little Victims

In the October 2014 issue of WWII History Magazine, you’ll see rare photographs of French children who struggled to cope with the hardships of war.

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