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 »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.