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 »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.