A sizable minority of Southerner, particularly in Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky, did not support the Confederacy. More »
A two day cavalry fight match Phil Sheridan’s Union forces agains Wade Hampton’s Confederates. More »
In late September 1864, Ulysses S. Grant mounted his fifth offensive against Confederate forces at Petersburg, Virginia. More »
Following the Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside squared off against Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet. 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 »
Walt Whitman went to Washington in 1863 searching for his brother. He stayed throughout the war visiting wounded soldiers at military hospitals. More »
The Union Army of the Potomac’s artillery reserve used massed cannons to provide concentrated and sustained firepower. More »
Retired U.S. Army General Edward J. Stackpole trained his experienced eyes on General Robert E. Lee’s performance at the Battle of Chancellorsville. 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. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.