This American Civil War timeline covers the events of 1862, in which Confederate forces in Virginia and the Union navy both experienced substantial success. More »
John Pope used geography, intelligence, engineering, and sweat—with a big dose of courage from the Carondelet—to crack the nut of Island No. 10 More »
Accomplished Civil War strategists, both Ulysses S. Grant and Captain Andrew Foote wanted to combine Army and Navy operations to invade Confederate territory. More »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.