In late September 1864, Ulysses S. Grant mounted his fifth offensive against Confederate forces at Petersburg, Virginia. More »
The popular picnic ground at Culp’s Hill would find itself the focus of much grimmer activities during the Battle of Gettysburg. More »
Entrenched Federals at Gaines’ Mill on the outskirts of Richmond on June 27, 1862, repulsed repeated Confederate assaults until the final attack of the day. More »
Robert E. Lee’s Confederate infantry prepared a last desperate charge on the Union lines at Gettysburg. More »
This gun-howitzer became a mainstay of the Union artillery during the Civil War, proving its worth at Gettysburg. More »
In the forbidding countryside of Virginia’s Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee stumbled blindly toward their first wartime encounter. 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 »
Inventor John Griffen’s 3-inch Ordnance Rifle was one of the safest, most reliable, and most accurate cannons of the American Civil War. 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 »
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.