On June 19, 1864, the fabled CSS Alabama sailed out of the harbor in Cherbourg, France, to confront the USS Kearsarge, which was blockading the port. More »
On June 26, 1862, Robert E. Lee launched the first of what would become known as the Seven Days Battles at Mechanicsville. More »
After the Lincoln administration began drafting for the war effort, mobs of New Yorkers savagely attacked police, soldiers, and African Americans. More »
America’s bloodiest day began with heavy fighting that ravaged a previously innocuous cornfield in western Maryland. More »
The proud Regulars in Company H, 4th U.S. Infantry, made a galant stand in the blood-soaked Wheatfield on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. More »
Although the craft of photography was still in its infancy, battlefield photographers managed to make lasting record of the conflict. More »
Under the catch-all word “shoddy,” unscrupulous manufacturers sold the Federal government poor uniforms, guns that didn’t shoot, and ill-fitting shoes. More »
Without the shadowy help of Rose O’Neal Greenhow, the Confederacy would have been hard-pressed to win the First Battle of Bull Run. More »
Newly organized from remnants of the famous 2nd U.S. Cavalry from the Western frontier, the 5th U.S. Cavalry performed “a hard duty” at Gaines’ Mill. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.