The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war. More »
A Swedish-led Protestant army marched to the rescue of Nordlinger. But first it would have to pry the Catholic enemy from heights above the city. More »
While musket volley fire was used often during 17th and 18th-century warfare, the methods of delivery of that firepower frequently diverged. More »
From ancient cave drawings to the Internet, men have been reporting their wars almost as long as they have been fighting them. More »
King Gustavus Adolphus, “The Lion of the North,” was a quick learner and master reformer of the military, both on and off the battlefield. More »
On a smoky battlefield in northern Saxony, an innovative young Swedish king altered forever the face of European warfare. More »
Because of the calamity that had befallen his family during the Thirty Years War, Prince Rupert would lead a life of exile and master the art of war. More »
“Take the fight to the enemy” was the motto of Prince Rupert of the Rhine. His mounted force in the First English Civil War was fierce and formidable. 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.