A visit to the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana can provide greater understanding of Custer’s Last Stand, and the motivations of the combatants. More »
By Eric Niderost
The siege of the Alamo is one of the most celebrated military confrontations in American history. There have been other instances of American soldiers fighting against the odds, from Custer’s Last Stand in 1876 to the embattled Marines defending Wake Island against the Japanese in 1941. But no More »
The battle known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” came about with the discovery of gold deposits in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 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.