At the Manassas, Virginia railroad junctions Stonewall Jackson’s II Corps confronted Brig. Gen. John Gibbon’s Iron Brigade. More »
The Union Army of the Potomac’s artillery reserve used massed cannons to provide concentrated and sustained firepower. More »
Without the shadowy help of Rose O’Neal Greenhow, the Confederacy would have been hard-pressed to win the First Battle of Bull Run. More »
Confederate General Robert E. Lee ordered his army to make a costly frontal attack against Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’s wall of artillery. More »
When the sun rose on the morning of August 29, 1862, it ended a particularly hellish night for Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell. More »
At the First Battle of Bull Run during July 1861, the Federals had a good plan that very nearly worked… More »
At Cedar Mountain, Nathaniel Banks set out to distract Lee by capturing the rail junction at Gordonsville. But Sonewall Jackson got there first. More »
Confederate General, Stonewall Jackson, suffered bitter defeat at the hands of the ‘Iron Brigade’ at the Second Battle of Manassas. More »
This Civil War Timeline covers the events in late 1861, in which piecemeal military operations began to take shape, setting the stage for future conflicts between the North and the South. More »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.