On Sept. 12, 1918, German positions in the St. Mihiel salient on World War I’s Western Front were lit up by a massive barrage, led by General John Pershing. More »
Long before M*A*S*H (the Donald Sutherland film and subsequent TV series starring Alan Alda), there was the Portable Army Surgical Hospital of World War II. More »
Sir George Pomeroy Colley’s misjudgments at the Battle of Majuba Hill during the Boer Wars cost him his life. However, he was widely known as an intelligent administrator and a talented staff officer. More »
Both during the Civil War and for years afterward, many prominent photographers visited Sumter, including James M. Osborn and Samuel Cooley. More »
Available from Adult Swim Games on both Android and iOS platforms, Major Mayhem takes a very clichéd Hollywood—or, perhaps more appropriately, the Hollywood typically appropriated for 8-bit NES and arcade games in the ‘80s and ‘90s. More »
This letter written by a soldier in the Confederate army offers insight into the prevailing attitudes of both Union and Confederate Armies at the time. More »
The demise of the Whig Party resulted in the development of a brand new political platform led by Stephen Douglas’s bitter adversary: Senator Abraham Lincoln. More »
Before the fighting even began, the Union Army of the Potomac during the Civil War had to create their own precarious living quarters. More inside. More »
New England-born Union Army captain Nathaniel Lyon did much to disrupt the fragile peace in Missouri between Northern and Southern sympathizers. Read more here. More »
The Luftwaffe sent the Me-262 jet fighter aloft in the final months of World War II in a vain effort to challenge Allied air superiority.
Sergeant Red Erwin’s courage in a burning B-29 over Japan saved the lives of his crewmen and earned him the Medal of Honor.
The African Americans of the 54th Massachusetts stood up to the guns of Charleston’s Fort Wagner in a bloody assault in 1863. In so doing, they proved themselves worthy Union soldiers.