John Allen died leading his Kentucky militia at the Battle of Frenchtown during the War of 1812. More »
After Lord Cornwallis withdrew the bulk of his British forces following the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in March 1781, American General Nathanael Greene moved his Continental forces against the remaining British occupiers in South Carolina. More »
William Henry Harrison led soldiers and frontiersmen to destroy the Indian confederacy organized by Shawnee leaders on Tippecanoe River. More »
Seventy-one-year-old George Matthews was an unlikely point man for covert American efforts to annex Florida in the early 1800’s. More »
With Great Britain facing manpower shortage to suppress its rebellious American colonies, the Crown turned to German states for well-trained soldiers. More »
Throughout history, civilians—willingly or not—have been called upon to take up arms for their countries. It’s always the young who are taken first. More »
Led by ‘General’ William Eaton, one of the strangest invading forces in history set out across the desert near Tripoli to avenge American honor. More »
During the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, the trouble for the Americans was the center. However, the British managed to fight their way to the captured guns. 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.