The final days of the war in Europe showed both the brilliance and the vain glory of the American general. 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 »
A sea victory against the Carthaginians at the Battle of Cape Ecnomus during the First Punic War sent the Romans on their way toward empire. 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.
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.