Attempting to draw Kentucky into the Confederacy, the Rebels risked it all at the 1862 Battle of Richmond. More »
Carthage’s Master Military Commander gave the Romans no end of trouble until Scipio maneuvered him to Africa in the Second Punic War. More »
During the early days of the Korean War, Douglas MacArthur attempted a daring amphibious Inchon Invasion to retake Seoul. More »
Had Attila the Hun prevailed at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, both Eastern and Western Roman Empires might have fallen to a man who disdained nearly any form of civilization. More »
Hannibal could probably have taken Rome itself immediately after the Battle of Cannae, so why didn’t he? More »
The accomplishments of Hannibal were great, even in his own time, but the underestimation of the resiliency of his enemy proved to be his undoing. More »
Perhaps the most interesting warriors to emerge from the First Crusade were the mounted ghulams, or “slave soldiers,” of the Seljuq Turks. Read more inside. 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.