During May and June 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant, supreme commander of all Union armies, accompanied the Army of the Potomac, under General George G. Meade, in the prosecution of Grant’s Overland Campaign during the Civil War. Union forces crossed the Rapidan River on May 4, and as the two armies sought to maintain favorable positions in relation to the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, major engagements took place during the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. The Overland Campaign ended with the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia entrenched at Petersburg and Union forces drawing up to lay siege to the city, a vital rail link to Richmond.
A two day cavalry fight match Phil Sheridan’s Union forces agains Wade Hampton’s Confederates. More »
The proud Regulars in Company H, 4th U.S. Infantry, made a galant stand in the blood-soaked Wheatfield on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. More »
The Union Army of the Potomac’s artillery reserve used massed cannons to provide concentrated and sustained firepower. More »
After crossing the North Anna River, Ulysses S. Grant’s Union forces headed toward Cold Harbor. More »
While Confederate defenders at Petersburg manned their lines in the predawn hours of July 30, 1864, a long fuse sputtered in the earth beneath them. More »
This gun-howitzer became a mainstay of the Union artillery during the Civil War, proving its worth at Gettysburg. More »
Robert E. Lee’s attack in the Battle of the Wilderness caught Ulysses S. Grant by surprise. But at the Battle of Spotsylvania, the two sides experienced the misery of entrenched battle. More »
Richmond National Battlefield Park preserves the major sites of Robert E. Lee’s Seven Days Battle against George McClellan near the Confederate capital. More »
Hunted Cow Studios brings the American Civil War to life with Civil War: 1864. Over 40 missions and 20 detailed historical battles. 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.