After the Lincoln administration began drafting for the war effort, mobs of New Yorkers savagely attacked police, soldiers, and African Americans. More »
A two day cavalry fight match Phil Sheridan’s Union forces agains Wade Hampton’s Confederates. More »
At the Manassas, Virginia railroad junctions Stonewall Jackson’s II Corps confronted Brig. Gen. John Gibbon’s Iron Brigade. More »
The size of the U.S. military exploded in World War II, as army numbers alone soared from 174,000 to over 11 million. More »
General George C. Marshall, U.S. Army chief of staff, prepared his nation’s land forces to go to war. More »
Union infantry moved dangerously into Confederate-held territory in middle Tennessee leading to a disastrous battle at Thompson’s Station. More »
Hard-pressed English soldiers swore they had seen angels, ghostly archers—or even St. George himself—riding to their aid near Mons in World War I. More »
In the Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi, The Union won a critical victory over the Rebels, ensuring the safety of William T. Sherman’s supply lines. More »
The Monitor and the Merrimack tested the limits of Naval warfare with the Federal Blockade at risk at the Battle of Hampton Roads. 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.