During the Battle of Allia, ‘mere barbarians’ defeated the elite Roman army when the Gauls sacked Rome.
Having gambled all for love, Mark Antony sent his warships into the Ionian Sea for one last toss of the dice at Actium. More »
Julius Caesar and his legionaries would find the fog-wracked island of Brittania both mysterious and fraught with danger. More »
From AD 43 to AD 410, during the Roman occupation of what was then Britannia, Roman legions were the backbone of imperial authority. Read more here. More »
Between AD 60 and 61, Celtic Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe led an army of revolters into a fight against Gaius Paulinus, the Roman Governor of Britannia. 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.