British imperialism and overconfidence leads to a bloody Zulu War at the Battle of Isandlwana. More »
The versatile Martini-Henry rifle was a mainstay of the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s numerous ‘little’ wars. More »
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.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.