Starting with the first Battle of Bull Run, the United States Marine Corps took part in several significant battles on land and at sea during the Civil War. More »
Under the catch-all word “shoddy,” unscrupulous manufacturers sold the Federal government poor uniforms, guns that didn’t shoot, and ill-fitting shoes. More »
The U.S. Sanitary Commission assisted the hard-pressed Medical Department in providing aid and comfort to sick and wounded soldiers. More »
Union Captain Henry Sawyer drew the short straw in Libby Prison’s infamous ‘Lottery of Death.’ 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.