The popular picnic ground at Culp’s Hill would find itself the focus of much grimmer activities during the Battle of Gettysburg. More »
At the battle of Brandy Station, the Union cavalry proved their mettle against the Confederates in the largest cavalry clash in North America. More »
Robert E. Lee’s Confederate infantry prepared a last desperate charge on the Union lines at Gettysburg. More »
With a bloody stalemate looming in the Virginia woods, a young Union colonel, Emory Upton, suggested a risky new maneuver to break the Rebel line. More »
When the Federal cause was in mortal danger at the Battle of Gettysburg, Winfield Hancock did what had to be done …and more. More »
Writer Brooke Stoddard compares the events at the Battle of Gettysburg to the three general phases of the American Civil War. More »
The Battle of Gettysburg was of course a pivotal moment in the American Civil War, but the facts are sometimes more bizarre than the legends. More »
Around the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, the axe, the pick and the shovel began to figure heavily in the way in which the Civil War was fought. 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.