Throwing his tobacco pipe in the air, Seydlitz signals for the first cavalry attack, surprising the Austrian advance guard.
Military Heritage

October 2003

Volume 5, No. 2

“All That Was Left of Them,” by R. Caton Woodville. Courtesy of Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection.

October 2003

Military Heritage

Final Attack at the Battle of Stones River

By Jim Heenehan

Late in the morning of January 2, 1863, Confederate Maj. Gen. John Breckinridge gazed through the brush at newly arrived Union infantry occupying a partially wooded hill to his front near Murfreesboro, Tenn. Read more

October 2003

Military Heritage

The Art of War

By Robert Whiter

The short, slim man strove to keep still despite the stifling heat and the perspiration trickling down his face and neck. Read more

October 2003

Military Heritage, Communique

Barbarian Horror

Dear Editor,

The article, “Warrior Queen’s Revenge” in your August 2003 edition contains a supposition by the author that I question. Read more

October 2003

Military Heritage, Weapons

The War Chariots of the Celtic Elite

By Andrew M. Scott

To the Latins they were Gauls; to the Greeks they were the keatoi (Keltoi), or Celts. A warrior people who at one time roamed Europe from Britain to the Black Sea, Celts reached the height of their power and cultural influence around the 2nd century bc. Read more

Geronimo and Naiche (with dark hat) , both mounted on ponies, pose with other tribe members in the 1880s. Naiche was the son of Cochise and the last chief of the free Chiricahua Apaches.

October 2003

Military Heritage, Intelligence

Mirrors on the Mountains

By Miles Hood Swarthout

When Brig. Gen. Nelson A. Miles finally met Geronimo in Skeleton Canyon, four miles above the Mexican border in southeastern Arizona Territory on September 3, 1886, the U.S. Read more

Mike Mannock mixes it up with three German aircraft in this depiction of one of his fights. Mannock’s true record is difficult to determine; he set up and wounded enemy aircraft for younger pilots to finish off.

October 2003

Military Heritage, Soldiers

Famous Fighter Aces: Edward Mannock

By Mauriel P. Joslyn

The agent from the American consul followed a Turkish guard through the prisoner compound. It was early 1915, and he had come on behalf of the Red Cross seeking prisoner exchange for the worst cases in this miserable, disease-ridden place. Read more

October 2003

Military Heritage, Books

W.W. Norton’s ‘Beyond Glory’

By Lt. Col. Harold E. Raugh, Jr., Ph.D., U.S. Army (Ret.)

He makes Rambo look like Captain Kangaroo,” were words used to describe the battlefield exploits of Medal of Honor recipient Captain (later Colonel) Lewis H. Read more

October 2003

Military Heritage, Simulation Gaming

Granada: A Turning Point in History

By Eric T. Baker

Hard as it may be to remember today, most of Spain was once in Arab hands. For over 700 years, Spanish Christians tried to end the Arab kingdoms of southern Spain, while the Moors (as the Spanish referred to them) saw the Spaniards as backward and barbaric. Read more