Two of the greatest sea powers of the 17th century—England and the Netherlands—clashed off the coast at the Battle of Portland in the summer of 1653. More »
Admiral Michiel de Ruyter’s Dutch fleet overpowered Admiral General George Monck’s English fleet in a protracted naval clash in June 1666. More »
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.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.