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 »
British tankers made a courageous, but ultimately futile, attempt to foil the German blitzkrieg in France on May 21, 1940.
With Richmond in flames behind them, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, his family, and high-ranking government officials began a desperate dash southward. Their ultimate destination was Mexico.