The American glider-building program more often resembled a comedy of errors than a serious wartime manufacturing effort. More »
Following his campaign in Western Europe, George S. Patton had difficulty adjusting to peacetime and was fatally injured in an automobile accident. More »
The final days of the war in Europe showed both the brilliance and the vain glory of the American general. More »
Santa Anna hoped to stop the Americans at Cerro Gordo and trap the invaders in the malignant embrace of “King Death in his yellow robe”—yellow fever. 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.