In late September 1864, Ulysses S. Grant mounted his fifth offensive against Confederate forces at Petersburg, Virginia. More »
The Union Army of the Potomac’s artillery reserve used massed cannons to provide concentrated and sustained firepower. More »
After Union General Franz Sigel moved into the Shenandoah valley in 1864, Confederate forces fell back and then attacked. More »
After crossing the North Anna River, Ulysses S. Grant’s Union forces headed toward Cold Harbor. More »
Confederate Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown Stuart, commander of the cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, vowed that he “had rather die than be whipped.” His vow would be answered at Yellow Tavern. More »
Led by “Old Rough and Ready,” the outnumbered American Army drove Mexican forces back across the Rio Grande and moved on to Palo Alto. More »
Robert E. Lee’s Confederate infantry prepared a last desperate charge on the Union lines at Gettysburg. More »
While Confederate defenders at Petersburg manned their lines in the predawn hours of July 30, 1864, a long fuse sputtered in the earth beneath them. 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.
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