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 »
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.