On June 26, 1862, Robert E. Lee launched the first of what would become known as the Seven Days Battles at Mechanicsville. More »
America’s bloodiest day began with heavy fighting that ravaged a previously innocuous cornfield in western Maryland. 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 »
Newly organized from remnants of the famous 2nd U.S. Cavalry from the Western frontier, the 5th U.S. Cavalry performed “a hard duty” at Gaines’ Mill. More »
After a breathtaking forced march, A.P. Hill’s Light Division still had more than enough fight left in it to turn the tide of battle at Antietam. More »
Entrenched Federals at Gaines’ Mill on the outskirts of Richmond on June 27, 1862, repulsed repeated Confederate assaults until the final attack of the day. 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. More »
Civil War Generals Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill spent as much time fighting with each other as they did the enemy. More »
As World War II turned against Hitler, he became desperate to develop weapons that might turn the tide. Some of the technologically advanced systems proved to be devastating.
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.