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Daring Union Naval Raid

Daring Union Naval Raid

By David A. Norris
Lieutenant William B. Cushing’s Union Navy steam launch  chugged up the dark Roanoke River late in 1864. Any moment, her hand-picked crew expected to hear gunshots putting their mission and their lives at risk. But on that rainy night Cushing’s crew passed one enemy picket post after   More »

Bloodletting in the Hürtgen Forest

Bloodletting in the Hürtgen Forest

By Nathan N. Prefer
At first, no one cared much about the forest. The objective of the First U.S. Army was the Siegfried Line, the much vaunted defensive line that protected Germany from invasion from the west.
The Hürtgen Forest was just one of several forests that lined what military planners called   More »

Gallant Charge at Antietam

Gallant Charge at Antietam

By William E. Welsh
The Union soldiers of Colonel Harrison Fairchild’s brigade prepared to attack uphill against a key Rebel position on the outskirts of Sharpsburg at 3 pm on September 17, 1862. Sensing their intention, Rebel gunners sent shot and shell in their direction. While waiting for the order to   More »



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Letters Home from the Battle of the Bulge

Letters Home from the Battle of the Bulge

During the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, Flint Whitlock shares a letter written by Sergeant David Warman to his family on Christmas Day in 1944.

After the Lincoln Assassination: The World-Wide Manhunt for John Surratt

After the Lincoln Assassination: The World-Wide Manhunt for John Surratt

John Surratt somehow escaped justice after the Lincoln assassination despite being intimately acquainted with John Wilkes Booth and other conspirators.

Civil War Stories: Libby Prison’s ‘Lottery of Death’

Civil War Stories: Libby Prison’s ‘Lottery of Death’

Union Captain Henry Sawyer drew the short straw in Libby Prison’s infamous ‘Lottery of Death.’

“Commando” Charles Kelly & The First European Theater Medal of Honor

“Commando” Charles Kelly & The First European Theater Medal of Honor

A hero in combat, ‘Commando’ Charles Kelly battled demons at home after winning the Medal of Honor in the European Theater.

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