The U.S. Sanitary Commission assisted the hard-pressed Medical Department in providing aid and comfort to sick and wounded soldiers. More »
Why did John Bell Hood throw so many of his men into such a bloodbath at the Battle of Franklin? William Welsh explains. More »
During the Civil War, a dying generals’ last words sometimes depended more on what listeners wanted to hear, than on what was actually said. More »
The Irish Rifles (37th New York Volunteers) fought with courage and discipline at the Battle of Chancellorsville. More »
Robert E. Lee’s attack in the Battle of the Wilderness caught Ulysses S. Grant by surprise. But at the Battle of Spotsylvania, the two sides experienced the misery of entrenched battle. More »
Jackson’s Trail and Hazel’s Grove are among key the sites at the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville. More »
Unlike some tribes in the American Civil War, Michigan’s Ottawa Indians chose to fight for the Union in a desperate bid to preserve their way of life. More »
The Battle of Champion’s Hill was a decisive moment in the American Civil War, and it would come to define the careers of many commanders. More »
The four tragic years of the American Civil War, fought 1861 to 1865, strengthened the Federal government and ended slavery in the United States. 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.