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World War II: The Battle of Taranto
The Battle of Taranto was fought November 11/12, 1940, during World War II and consisted of a successful British aerial attack on the Italian fleet.

Battle of Lepanto in the Ottoman Habsburg Wars
The Battle of Lepanto was fought in 1571 and saw the forces of the Holy League succeed in halting Turkish expansion in the Mediterranean.

Military History: Warfare Through the Years
Explore the world's military history with the evolution of warfare, key wars and battles, and important leaders from antiquity to the modern day.

World War I Aircraft - Aviation During World War I - Fighters and Bombers of World War I - World War I Planes
World War I saw the first large-scale use of aircraft in combat. Beginning the conflict as fragile planes used for reconnaissance, aircraft evolved into high-perfomance fighters and bombers by war's end in 1918.

Sopwith Camel - World War I Fighter
The Sopwith Camel the top-scoring Allied fighter during World War I and was largely flown by British forces.

Battle of Mons in World War I
The Battle of Mons was fought in August 1914 in the early days of World War I and was the British Expeditionary Force's first action of the conflict.

Douglas SBD Dauntless - World War II Divebomber
The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the US Navy's main dive bomber during the first half of World War II and played a pivotal role at the Battle of Midway.

USS Nautilus - The First Nuclear Submarine
USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world's first nuclear-powered submarine and was the first to make a submerged transit of the North Pole.

Battle of Marathon in the Persian Wars
The Battle of Marathon was fought in 490 BC and saw an inferior Greek force defeat a much larger Persian army.

Commodore Isaac Hull in the War of 1812
Commodore Isaac Hull was a naval officer during the Barbary Wars before gaining fame as captain of USS Constitution during the War of 1812.

War of 1812: Major General Sir Isaac Brock
Major General Sir Isaac Brock was a key British officer during the early phases of the War of 1812. A career officer, Brock oversaw the defense Canada and succeeded in capturing Detriot in 1812. Later that year, Isaac Brock was killed during the Battle of Queenston Heights.

Commodore John Barry - American Revolution
Commodore John Barry was noted officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution and later helped found the US Navy.

Battle of Pydna in the Third Macedonian War
The Battle of Pydna was fought in fought in 168 BC during the Third Macedonian War and saw the Romans win a crushing victory.

Vietnam War
The United States' longest conflict, Vietnam shaped a generation and tested the resolve of the nation. Here we examine the conflict from its origins to its final days.

World War II
The most cataclysmic conflict in history, World War II reshaped the globe and laid the foundation for the modern world. Use these links to follow the action from the invasion of Poland to the dropping of the atom bomb.

Civil War Battles - 1863 - East
A list of Civil War battles fought in the East during 1863.

Vietnam War - Overview - Conflict in Vietnam
An overview of the Vietnam War. Military History.

World War II - Eastern Front - Great Patriotic War
A list of World War II battles fought on the Eastern Front.

World War II - Europe - European Theater
A list of World War II battles fought in Europe.

World War II - North Africa - War in the Desert
A list of World War II battles fought in North Africa.

World War II Battles - Pacific
A list of World War II battles fought in the Pacific.

Battle of Averasborough - American Civil War
The Battle of Averasborough was fought March 16, 1865, and saw Confederate forces attempt to delay the Union Army of Georgia as it advanced through North Carolina.

Southern Campaigns - American Revolutionary War
Following the Battle of Monmouth, the American Revolution shifted south as British forces attempted to subjugate the southern colonies.

American Revolution - American Revolution Southern Campaigns
Following the Battle of Monmouth, the American Revolution shifted south as British forces attempted to subjugate the southern colonies. Though able to take the coastal cities, the British were forced to fight a costly and losing campaign inland. After a series of battles, British forces under Gen. Charles Cornwallis was forced to retreat north. Page 2.

Henry Slocum - Civil War General
Major General Henry Slocum was a Union commander during the American Civil War. Graduating from West Point, Henry Slocum quickly rose through the ranks during the Civil War and led the Union XII Corps at Gettysburg. Later transferred to the Western Theater, Henry Slocum saw action at Chattanooga, the March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign.

William Hardee - Civil War General
Lieutenant General William J. Hardee was a Confederate general during the American Civil War who saw action in many of the Army of Tennessee's campaigns.

American Civil War - Battle of Hatcher's Run
The Battle of Hatcher's Run was fought February 5-7, 1865, during the American Civil War and saw Union forces attempt to sever Confederate supply lines into besieged Petersburg.

Fokker Dr.I - World War I Fokker Dr.I Fighter
Developed in 1917, the Fokker Dr.I became one of the iconic German aircraft of World War I. Created in response to the Sopwith Triplane, the Fokker Dr.I quickly became a favorite of the famed Red Baron. Though plagued by mechanical issues, the aircraft remained in service for the remainder of the war.

USS Franklin (CV-13) - World War II
USS Franklin (CV-13) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier during World War II and saw service in the Pacific before being badly damaged by a kamikaze5.

A Stalemate Begins in 1915 - World War I
World War I was raging in 1915 as both sides sought to achieve a breakthrough that would lead to victory. With the Western Front locked in trench warfare, the Allies launched costly offensives to no avail. In the East, the Central Powers made great strides against Russia while in the south Italy joined the war on the Allied side.

World War 1 - 1915 World War 1 History
World War I was raging in 1915 as both sides sought to achieve a breakthrough that would lead to victory. With the Western Front locked in trench warfare, the Allies launched costly offensives to no avail. In the East, the Central Powers made great strides against Russia while in the south Italy joined the war on the Allied side. Page 2.

World War I: A Stalemate Begins in 1915
World War I was raging in 1915 as both sides sought to achieve a breakthrough that would lead to victory. With the Western Front locked in trench warfare, the Allies launched costly offensives to no avail. In the East, the Central Powers made great strides against Russia while in the south Italy joined the war on the Allied side. Page 3.

Aftermath of World War 1 - Treaty of Versailles
With the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, the warring parties convened a peace conference at Versailles. While each nation possessed its own goals and desires for the conference, none were fully met. The resulting Treaty of Versailles and its effects ultimately set the stage for World War II a mere twenty years later.

Aftermath of World War I: The Seeds of Future Conflict
With the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, the warring parties convened a peace conference at Versailles. While each nation possessed its own goals and desires for the conference, none were fully met. The resulting Treaty of Versailles and its effects ultimately set the stage for World War II a mere twenty years later. Page 2.

World War II Leaders
World War II produced a number of leaders who led forces during the conflict and later held key positions in the postwar world.

Battle of Bentonville - Civil War
The Battle of Bentonville was fought March 19-21, 1865, during the Carolinas Campaign and saw Union forces repulse General Joseph E. Johnston's army.

USS Valley Forge (CV-45) in the Korean War
USS Valley Forge (CV-45) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that entered service in 1946, saw service during the Korean War and later took part in the Vietnam War.

B-26 Marauder, World War II Bomber Aircraft
The Martin B-26 Marauder was a bomber used by the Allies during World War II. Entering service in 1941, it was initially plagued by accidents.

Battle of Jonesboro - Atlanta Campaign - Civil War - William Sherman
The Battle of Jonesboro (Jonesborough) was fought August 31-September 1, 1864, and was the final engagement of the Atlanta Campaign. Moving south of Atlanta, the Battle of Jonesboro began as Union forces sought to cut the railroads to the city. In two days of fighting, the Battle of Jonesboro resulted in a Union victory and forced the Confederates to abandon Atlanta.

USS North Carolina - BB-55 - World War II - Battleships
USS North Carolina (BB-55) was a US Navy battleship that saw extensive service during World War II. Active in the Pacific Ocean, USS North Carolina took part in many of the Allied island-hopping campaigns of the conflict. USS North Carolina is currently a museum ship in Wilmington, NC.

Admiral Graf Spee - World War II - Kriegsmarine
Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland-class heavy cruiser or pocket battleship that entered service with the Kriegsmarine in 1936. With the outbreak of World War II, Admiral Graf Spee began commerce raiding in the Atlantic. Hunted by the Royal Navy, Admiral Graf Spee was damaged at the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939 and scuttled a short time later.

USS Iowa - World War II - BB-61 - Battleships
USS Iowa (BB-61) was an Iowa-class battleship built for the US Navy during World War II. The lead ship of its class, USS Iowa saw service in both the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II and later took part in the Korean War. USS Iowa remained in service until 2006 when it became a museum ship

Battle of Dak To in the Vietnam War
The Battle of Dak To was fought during the Vietnam War and began as attempt by the North Vietnamese to destroy a US force in the Central Highlands.

Causes of World War I and the Rise of Germany
The causes of World War I can be traced to several factors which had been simmering for a number of decades. Among these causes of World War I were rising tensions over imperialism, increased nationalism, and a major naval arms race. These causes were brought to a head by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria which set in motion the series of events that led to World War I.

World War I Causes: The Balkans, Archduke's Assassination
The causes of World War I can be traced to several factors which had been simmering for a number of decades. Among these causes of World War I were rising tensions over imperialism, increased nationalism, and a major naval arms race. These causes were brought to a head by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria which set in motion the series of events that led to World War I. Page 2.

The Causes of World War I
The causes of World War I can be traced to several factors which had been simmering for a number of decades. Among these causes of World War I were rising tensions over imperialism, increased nationalism, and a major naval arms race. These causes were brought to a head by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria which set in motion the series of events that led to World War I. Page 3.

Battle of Midway - World War II
The Battle of Midway in early June 1942, marked the turning point of World War II in the Pacific as American aircraft sank four Japanese carriers.

Causes of World War II
The causes of World War II in Europe can be traced to the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I. As a result of economic hardship imposed by the treaty, as well as the Great Depression, Germany embraced the fascist Nazi Party. Led by Adolf Hitler, the Nazis took control of the country and began a program of expansion that culminated with the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939 and caused World War II to begin.

Causes of World War II - the Failure of Appeasement
The causes of World War II in Europe can be traced to the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I. As a result of economic hardship imposed by the treaty, as well as the Great Depression, Germany embraced the fascist Nazi Party. Led by Adolf Hitler, the Nazis took control of the country and began a program of expansion that culminated with the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939 and caused World War II to begin. Page 2.

World War II 1942 in the Pacific - Military History
During the first full year of World War II in the Pacific, the Japanese won a series of victories over the Allies, capturing Singapore and the Philippines.

World War II in th Pacific - World War II in Pacific Early Japanese Offensives - World II Pacific Early Allied Victories
During the first full year of World War II in the Pacific, the Japanese won a series of victories over the Allies, capturing the Singapore and the Philippines. In May and June, the Japanese advance was checked at the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway. The latter, due to the heavy naval losses inflicted on the Japanese is seen as the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. As a follow up to these victories, the Allies began the long march to Japan by invading Guadalcanal. Page 2.

World War II in th Pacific - World War II in Pacific Early Japanese Offensives - World II Pacific Early Allied Victories
During the first full year of World War II in the Pacific, the Japanese won a series of victories over the Allies, capturing the Singapore and the Philippines. In May and June, the Japanese advance was checked at the Battles of Coral Sea and Midway. The latter, due to the heavy naval losses inflicted on the Japanese is seen as the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. As a follow up to these victories, the Allies began the long march to Japan by invading Guadalcanal. Page 3.

Battle of Gazala in World War II
The Battle of Gazala was fought May 26 to June 21, 1942 during the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. Attacking, Panzer Army Afrika engaged British and Free French forces along the Gazala Line. Breaking the Allied position, Gen. Erwin Rommel drove them back into Egypt.

Battle of Lundys Lane in the War of 1812
The Battle of Lundy's Lane was fought July 25, 1814, on the Niagara frontier during the War of 1812 and ended in a bloody draw.

World War II - Battle of Savo Island
The Battle of Savo Island was fought August 8-9, 1942, during World War II. Part of the Guadalcanal Campaign, the Battle of Savo Island saw Japanese ships conduct a night action against Allied vessels off the island. In the resulting battle, the Allies were badly defeated losing four heavy cruisers.

Fourteen Points - Woodrow Wilson - World War I
The Fourteen Points were developed during World War I by President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson hoped the terms of his Fourteen Points, which stressed progressive ideas like self-determination and free trade, could serve as the basis for a peace agreement. The Fourteen Points were discussed and partially incorporated into the Treaty of Versailles.

USS Iowa - BB-4 - Spanish-American War - Battleships
USS Iowa (BB-4) was a battleship that saw service with the US Navy. Commissioned in 1897, USS Iowa was the service's first sea-going battleship and saw action during the Spanish-American War. USS Iowa was later sunk as a target in 1923.

USS Ohio - BB-12 - Great White Fleet - US Navy - Battleships
USS Ohio (BB-12) was an American battleship that entered service in 1904. Sailing with the Great White Fleet from 1907 to 1909, USS Ohio circumnavigated the globe and made port calls around the world. Retired from service in 1922, USS Ohio was later sold for scrap.

19th Century Military History Timeline
A military history timeline of the 19th century. This timeline chronicles the military history of the 1800s. Include in the timeline are the Napoleonic Wars, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Crimean War, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, and dozens others.

Military History Timeline - 19th Century - Military History
A military history timeline of the 19th century. This timeline chronicles the military history of the 1800s. Include in the timeline are the Napoleonic Wars, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Crimean War, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, and dozens others. Page 2.

Military History Timeline - 19th Century - Military History
A military history timeline of the 19th century. This timeline chronicles the military history of the 1800s. Include in the timeline are the Napoleonic Wars, War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Crimean War, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, and dozens others. Page 3.

The Vietnam War in Photographs
The Vietnam War saw American and North Vietnamese forces clash for nearly a decade. This gallery includes a variety of images from the conflict in Vietnam from the troops on the ground to the war in the air.

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Battle of Culloden in the Forty-Five
The Battle of Culloden was the climatic engagement of the 1745 Jacobite uprising and saw Charles Edward Stuart's army crushed by the Hanoverian government forces of King George II.

Warships of the Civil War
This gallery offers an overview of the radical advances made in naval warfare during the Civil War as well as some of the ships used by the Union and Confederacy.

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World War I Fighters - World War I Fighters Photographs - World War I Aircraft
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe during World War I. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I.

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World War II Bombers in Photographs
The nations fighting in World War II produced variety of bombers of all shapes and sizes with a multitude of different capabilities. This gallery will provide an overview of some the bombers used during the conflict.

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World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today.

Civil War Weapons
The American Civil War saw tremendous advances in military technology. This gallery provides an overview of the weapons used by both sides during the conflict.

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Gettysburg Monuments - Gettysburg Battlefield Monuments - Confederate
During the Battle of Gettysburg the Army of Northern Virginia consisted of troops from twelve states. While Virginia, Georgia, and North Carolina contributed the most, troops from as far west as Texas took part in the fighting. During the Battle of Gettysburg this force suffered 23,231 casualties.

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Gettysburg Monuments - Gettysburg Battlfield Monuments - Union
During the Battle of Gettysburg the Army of the Potomac consisted of troops from eighteen states as well as the regular US Army. While Pennsylvania and New York contributed the most, troops from as far west as Minnesota took part in the fighting. During the Battle of Gettysburg this force suffered 23,055 casualties.

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Introduction to the Second World War
The bloodiest conflict in history, World War II consumed the globe from 1939-1945. World War II was fought largely in Europe, the Pacific, and eastern Asia, and pitted the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan against the Allied nations of Great Britain, France, China, the United States, and Soviet Union. While the Axis enjoyed early success, they were gradually beaten back, with both Italy and Germany falling to Allied troops and Japan surrendering after the use of the atomic bomb.

Introduction to the Second World War
The bloodiest conflict in history, World War II consumed the globe from 1939-1945. World War II was fought largely in Europe, the Pacific, and eastern Asia, and pitted the Axis powers of Germany, Italy, and Japan against the Allied nations of Great Britain, France, China, the United States, and Soviet Union. While the Axis enjoyed early success, they were gradually beaten back, with both Italy and Germany falling to Allied troops and Japan surrendering after the use of the atomic bomb.

Top 10 World War II Battles
Of the thousands of battles fought during World War II, these are ten that everyone should know.

USS Mississippi - BB-23 - US Navy - Battleships
USS Mississippi (BB-23) was commissioned in 1908 and saw service with the US Navy. The lead ship of its class, USS Mississippi and its sister ship were smaller than the classes that came before. In 1914, USS Mississippi was sold to Greece and renamed Kilkis.

USS Idaho - BB-24 - US Navy - Battleships - Lemnos
USS Idaho (BB-24) was a Mississippi-class battleship that saw service with the US Navy. Entering service in 1908, USS Idaho saw routine peacetime service over the next six years. In 1914, USS Idaho was sold to Greece and renamed Lemnos.

USS Washington - BB-47 - Washington Naval Treaty
USS Washington (BB-47) was a Colorado-class battleship that was launched in 1921. With the signing of the Washington Naval Treaty, work on USS Washington ceased and the hull was ultimately towed out to sea and sunk as a target.

Military History Timeline - 1401 to 1600
Take a look at this timeline of military history covering the 1570s-1590s. Page 2.

USS Wisconsin (BB-64) - World War II Battleship
USS Wisconsin (BB-64) was an Iowa-class battleship that entered service in 1944 and fought in the later campaigns of World War II as well as the Korean and Gulf Wars.

USS Illinois - BB-65 - Iowa-class Battleship
USS Illinois (BB-65) was the fifth ship of the US Navy's Iowa-class of battleships. Laid down in 1945, construction of USS Illinois was later cancelled.

German Battleship Bismarck - World War II
The German battleship Bismarck entered service during World War II in 1940 and earned fame the following year when it sank HMS Hood before being sunk by the Royal Navy.

USS Langley - The US Navy's First Aircraft Carrier
USS Langley was the first aircraft carrier to see service with the US Navy. Converted from a collier in 1922, Langley conducted a wide variety of aviation testing and sailed with both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. Modified into a seaplane tender in 1936, Langley was sunk by the Japanese in 1942.

History Timeline - Military History Timeline 13th and 14th Centuries
A military history timeline that covers the wars, battles, and events of the 13th and 14th centuries.

Military History Timeline 1201-1400
Take a look at a timeline of military history in the 14th century. Page 2.

1600s & 1700s Military History Timeline
A military history timeline of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Military History Timeline - 17th and 18th Century Military History Timeline - 1600s and 1700s Military History Timeline
A military history timeline of the 17th and 18th centuries. Page 2.

USS New Hampshire - BB-25 - US Navy - Battleships - Connecticut-class
USS New Hampshire was a Connecticut-class battleship that saw service with the US Navy. Commissioned in 1908, USS New Hampshire saw service in the Atlantic and Caribbean. USS New Hampshire remained in use through World War I and was later decommissioned in 1921.

World War II Sten Gun
The Sten was as type of British submachine gun developed and used during World War II. Entering service in 1941, the Sten gun was simple to build and maintain and was widely used by British troops and exported to other allies and resistance forces. Over 4 million Sten guns were ultimately made.

AK-47 Assault Rifle - Description and History
The most-produced assault rifle ever made was developed for the Soviet Union. Designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, it entered service in 1949.

World War II: USS Washington (BB-56)
USS Washington (BB-56) was a North Carolina-class battleship that entered service in May 1941. After playing a key role in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, USS Washington continued to operate in the Pacific for the remainder of World War II.

USS Kentucky - BB-66 - Iowa-class Battleship
USS Kentucky (BB-66) was an Iowa-class battleship that was cancelled while still under construction. In the years after World War II several plans for USS Kentucky were put forward but the vessel was later scrapped.

Military History Timeline - 1401 to 1600
A military history timeline that covers the wars, battles, and events of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Battle of Quatre Bras - Napoleonic Wars
The Battle of Quatre Bras was fought June 16, 1815, during the Napoleonic Wars and was a precursor to the larger Battle of Waterloo.

Battle of Santiago de Cuba - Spanish-American War
Resulting from Spanish Admiral Pascual Cervera's attempt to escape from Santiago harbor, the Battle of Santiago de Cuba was a decisive American victory.

Battle of Coronel in World War I
The Battle of Coronel was an early naval battle during World War I and saw the Germans inflict a rare defeat on the Royal Navy.

Battle of Valcour Island in the American Revolution
The Battle of Valcour Island was fought October 11, 1776, during the American Revolution and saw a British naval force on Lake Champlain win a victory though the fight delayed their invasion south by a year.

Battle of Contreras - Mexican-American War - Battle of Padierna - Winfield Scott
The Battle of Contreras was fought on August 19-20, 1847, during the Mexican-American War. Advancing on Mexico City, American troops opened the Battle of Contreras by attacking Mexican forces led by Gen. Gabriel Valencia. Defeating the Mexicans at Contreras, American forces won again at Churubusco on the 20th.

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star - Korean War Fighter
The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the US Army Forces' first jet fighter which saw limited service in World War II and more extensive combat during the Korean War.

Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter - World War II
The Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a highly maneuverable fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

World War II: Boeing B-29 Superfortress
One of the largest aircraft to see service during World War II, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress was the last major addition to the US bomber fleet during the conflict. Easily recognized by its distinctive silhouette, the B-29 is best known as the aircraft that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

F-4 Phantom II Fighter Plane Specifications
The F-4 Phantom II was originally developed for the US Navy, but also was used by the US Air Force and Marine Corps. A long-range fighter/fighter-bomber, the F-4 Phantom II saw extensive service during the Vietnam War. Replaced by the American military in the 1980s, the F-4 continued to see service with other nations.

Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada
Sir Francis Drake was an English privateer and naval officer who fought the Spanish Armada and was the second man to circumnavigate the globe.

Cold War: Convair B-36 Peacemaker
The Convair B-36 Peacemaker was a strategic bomber operated by the US Air Force during the early years of the Cold War. Development of the B-36 Peacemaker began during World War II and the aircraft entered service in 1949. The B-36 Peacemaker remained in service until 1959.

Hawker Harrier - RAF Hawker Harrier
The Hawker Siddeley Harrier was a revolutionary VTOL aircraft the entered service with the Royal Air Force in 1969. Using vectored thrust, the Hawker Harrier could take off and land vertically. The Hawker Harrier first saw combat during the 1982 Falklands War.

Admiral Hugh Rodman - World War I
Admiral Hugh Rodman was an American naval leader who saw service during the Spanish-American War and later commanded the only US battleship division to serve abroad during World War I.

Battle of Cedar Creek - The Battle of Cedar Creek - Civil War 1864
The Battle of Cedar Creek was fought October 19, 1864, during the Valley Campaigns of 1864. Attacking at Cedar Creek, Confederate forces surprised the army of absent Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan and had initial success. Returning to Cedar Creek, Sheridan organized a massive counterattack and effectively destroyed the Confederate army.

Flying Ace - Flying Ace Definition
An ace is a pilot who has been credited with five or more aerial victories.

Civil War Copperhead - Definition
A Copperhead was a term for Northern opponents of the American Civil War.

Going Over the Top - World War I - Meaning & History
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Definition and Examples of Containment
Containment was a foreign policy strategy followed by the United States during the Cold War. Containment stated that communism needed to be contained, or it would spread to neighboring countries.

Battle of Chantilly - Civil War Battle of Chantilly
The Battle of Chantilly was fought September 1, 1862, during the Northern Virginia Campaign of the Civil War. In the wake of the victory at Second Manassas, Gen. Robert E. Lee attempted to turn the Union flank at Centreville. Dispatching troops, they were checked by Union forces at Chantilly.

American Civil War: Battles of Fort Wagner
The Second Battle of Fort Wagner took place on July 18, 1863, during the American Civil War. Attacking Fort Wagner on Morris Island, SC, Union troops were led by the 54th Massachusetts, an unit of black troops. The Union assault on Fort Wagner was repulsed with heavy losses.

Battle of Globe Tavern - Civil War
The Battle of Globe Tavern was fought August 18-21, 1864, during the Civil War. Part of the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Globe Tavern saw Union forces attempt to cut the Weldon Railroad. In the fighting at the Battle of Globe Tavern they were successful.

Inchon Invasion - Korean War Facts and Background
A decisive early battle of the Korean War, the Inchon invasion saw UN troops storm ashore deep behind North Korean lines.

Great White Fleet Circles the Globe
The Great White Fleet conducted a famous around-the-world cruise in 1907-1909 to demonstrate the United State's growing naval strength.

Battle of Tours, 732: Muslims vs. Christians
The Christian triumph at this battle between the Carolingian Franks and the forces of the Umayyad Caliphat, stemmed Muslim expansion into Western Europe.

American Civil War - American Civil War Eastern Theater 1863 to 1865
The last two years of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater were largely focused on the struggle between Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Beginning in May 1864, Grant launched the brutal Overland Campaign designed to capture Richmond and grind down Lee's army. The Civil War in the Eastern Theater ended in April 1865, when Grant finally compelled Lee to surrender at Appomattox Court House.

Civil War in Virginia 1863 to 1865
The last two years of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater were largely focused on the struggle between Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Beginning in May 1864, Grant launched the brutal Overland Campaign designed to capture Richmond and grind down Lee's army. The Civil War in the Eastern Theater ended in April 1865, when Grant finally compelled Lee to surrender at Appomattox Court House. Page 2.

American Civil War in the East 1863 to 1865 - Civil War in Virginia 1863 to 1865
The last two years of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater were largely focused on the struggle between Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Beginning in May 1864, Grant launched the brutal Overland Campaign designed to capture Richmond and grind down Lee's army. The Civil War in the Eastern Theater ended in April 1865, when Grant finally compelled Lee to surrender at Appomattox Court House. Page 3.

Battle of Chattanooga - American Civil War
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Battle of Shiloh - American Civil War
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Causes of the French & Indian War
The French & Indian War began in 1754 as the British and French began to clash along the frontier in North America. The focus of these early engagements was control of Fort Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio. The first campaigns of the French & Indian War saw British efforts against the fort as well as on Lake George and in Nova Scotia.

French and Indian War - Causes of the French & Indian War
The French & Indian War began in 1754 as the British and French began to clash along the frontier in North America. The focus of these early engagements was control of Fort Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio. The first campaigns of the French & Indian War saw British efforts against the fort as well as on Lake George and in Nova Scotia. Page 2.

Mixed results of the French and Indian War
The French & Indian War began in 1754 as the British and French began to clash along the frontier in North America. The focus of these early engagements was control of Fort Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio. The first campaigns of the French & Indian War saw British efforts against the fort as well as on Lake George and in Nova Scotia. Page 3.

The Battle of Plataea - Persian War History
The Battle of Plataea was fought in August 479 BC during the Persian Wars. Advancing against the Persians a year after the victory at Salamis, Greek forces engaged the enemy in Boeotia. In the resulting Battle of Plataea, the Persians were defeated and driven from Greece.

French and Indian War - 1758-1759: The Tide Turns
The French & Indian/Seven Years' War continued in 1758 and 1759 with the British winning victories in North America, most notably at Quebec. In Europe, the Duke of Brunswick ably defended Hanover, while Frederick the Great fought a series of battles with the Austrians and Russians. At sea, the Royal Navy won key victories at Quiberon Bay and Lagos.

French and Indian War - French and Indian War Seven Year' War
The French & Indian/Seven Years' War continued in 1758 and 1759 with the British winning victories in North America, most notably at Quebec. In Europe, the Duke of Brunswick ably defended Hanover, while Frederick the Great fought a series of battles with the Austrians and Russians. At sea, the Royal Navy won key victories at Quiberon Bay and Lagos. Page 2.

French and Indian War - French and Indian War Seven Year' War
The French & Indian/Seven Years' War continued in 1758 and 1759 with the British winning victories in North America, most notably at Quebec. In Europe, the Duke of Brunswick ably defended Hanover, while Frederick the Great fought a series of battles with the Austrians and Russians. At sea, the Royal Navy won key victories at Quiberon Bay and Lagos. Page 3.

Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn
Fought near Stirling Castle, the Battle of Bannockburn was the decisive battle of the First War of Scottish Independence. Occurring in 1314, Bannockburn saw the outnumbered forces of Robert the Bruce inflict a devastating defeat on the English led by Edward II. The victory at Bannockburn secured Bruce's position as king of Scotland and paved the way for recognition of the nation's independence.

Battle of Legnica - Mongol Invasions Battle of Legnica
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Battle of Wakefield in the Wars of the Roses
The Battle of Wakefield was fought on December 30, 1460 during the Wars of the Roses and resulted in the Duke of York's death after he attacked Lancastrian forces near his castle.

American Revolution: Battle of Monmouth
Fought in June 1778, the Battle of Monmouth was the Continental Army's first major test after the winter at Valley Forge. The last major engagement in the north, the Battle of Monmouth ended as a draw with the British withdrawing to New York.

Battle of Fort Necessity in the French and Indian War
The Battle of Fort Necessity was fought July 3, 1754 at the start of the French and Indian War and saw Lt. Col. George Washington defeated by the French.

Battle of Glen Shiel - Jacobite Uprising Battle of Glen Shiel
Fought on June 10, 1719, the Battle of Glen Shiel was part of the Jacobite Risings in Scotland. Marching with Spanish aid, Scots under Lord George Murray attempted to move east to capture Inverness. Encountering British troops at Glen Shiel, the Scots were defeated and their Spanish allies forced to surrender.

Siege of Louisbourg in the French and Indian War
The Siege of Louisbourg lasted from June 8 to July 26, 1758, and saw the British capture the stronghold from the French.

Battle of Blenheim in the War of Spanish Succession
The 1704 Battle of Blenheim was a decisive victory for the Duke of Marlborough and the Grand Alliance during the War of Spanish Succession.

Battle of Tewkesbury in the Wars of the Roses
The Battle of Tewkesbury was fought May 4, 1471, during the Wars of the Roses and resulted in Lancastrian forces being defeated by Edward IV.

Siege of Acre in the Crusades
The Siege of Acre lasted from August 1189 to July 12, 1191, during the Third Crusade and saw the Crusaders hold off Saladin and capture the city.

Battle of Woerth - Franco-Prussian War
The Battle of Woerth (Wörth) was fought August 6, 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War. The Battle of Woerth was fought during the opening stages of the conflict. In the fighting at Woerth, the French were badly defeated.

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General Albert Sidney Johnston was an early Confederate commander during the Civil War who was killed during the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862.

Biography of American Revolution General Nathanael Greene
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Marquis De Lafayette Biography - American Revolution
The Marquis de Lafayette was a French noble who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Arriving in 1777, Lafayette became one of Gen. George Washington's most trusted subordinates. Returning home, he played a prominent role in the early phases of the French Revolution.

American Revolution - Early Campaigns of the American Revolution
The American Revolution began with the first shots at Battle of Lexington in April 1775. With the colonies in open rebellion, fighting spread and early campaigns included an attempt to invade Canada. Around Boston, the American Revolution continued with the Battle of Bunker Hill and arrival of General George Washington.

American Revolution: Early Campaigns
The American Revolution began with the first shots at Battle of Lexington in April 1775. With the colonies in open rebellion, fighting spread and early campaigns included an attempt to invade Canada. Around Boston, the American Revolution continued with the Battle of Bunker Hill and arrival of General George Washington. Page 2.

Battle of Princeton - American Revolution
The Battle of Princeton was fought on January 3, 1777 during the American Revolution and saw Gen. George Washington win a victory.

Battle of Quebec - American Revolution
The Battle of Quebec was fought on December 30/31, 1775 and saw American forces repulsed with Brigadier General Richard Montgomery killed in the fighting.

Crusades: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
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American Revolution: Major General Henry Knox
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Charles Martel and the Battle of Tours
Charles Martel was the leader of the Frankish army at the Battle of Tours in 732, and played a key role in turning back the Muslim invasions of Europe.

American Revolution: Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought June 17, 1775 during the Siege of Boston. Building fortifications near Bunker Hill, American forces were attacked by the British. In the resulting Battle of Bunker Hill, they inflicted over 1,000 casualties on the British before being forced to retreat.

Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst in the French & Indian War
Field Marshal Jeffrey Amherst was key British commander during the French and Indian War who oversaw the conquest of French Canada.

Lieutenant General A.P. Hill in the Civil War
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American Civil War: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all Union armies during the Civil War. Winning early victories at Fort Donelson and Shiloh, he later captured Vicksburg before coming east to defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee. After the war, Ulysses S. Grant served as President of the United States from 1869-1877.

Ulysses Grant - Civil War Ulysses Grant
Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all Union armies during the Civil War. Winning early victories at Fort Donelson and Shiloh, he later captured Vicksburg before coming east to defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee. After the war, Ulysses S. Grant served as President of the United States from 1869-1877. Page 2.

Ulysses Grant - Civil War Lieutenant - Defeat of Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all Union armies during the Civil War. Winning early victories at Fort Donelson and Shiloh, he later captured Vicksburg before coming east to defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee. After the war, Ulysses S. Grant served as President of the United States from 1869-1877. Page 3.

American Civil War: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all Union armies during the Civil War. Winning early victories at Fort Donelson and Shiloh, he later captured Vicksburg before coming east to defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee. After the war, Ulysses S. Grant served as President of the United States from 1869-1877. Page 4.

Charles Lee - Major General - American Revolution
Major General Charles Lee was an officer during the American Revolution. A veteran of the Seven Years' War and British Army, Charles Lee joined the Continental Army in 1775. Captured in 1776, Charles Lee was later exchanged and saw action at the Battle of Monmouth two years later. Performing poorly, Charles Lee was relieved during the battle.

CSS Shenandoah - Confederate Raider CSS Shenandoah
CSS Shenandoah was a former British troop transport which was purchased by the Confederate government in 1864, for use as a commerce raider. Converted to a warship at Madeira, Shenandoah proceeded to attack US shipping in the South Atlantic before moving to the Bering Sea to destroy the American whaling fleet. On November 6, 1865, Shenandoah put into Liverpool and became the last surrender of the Civil War.

Battle of Guam (1944) - World War II
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Battle of Britain - World War II
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Battle of Britain - World War II Battle of Britain
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Battle of Britain - World War II Battle of Britain
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Vietnam War - Brigadier General Robin Olds
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First Battle of El Alamein- World War II (North Africa)
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Edwin V. Sumner - Civil War - Union - Major General
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Hawker Typhoon - World War II
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Heinkel He 162 - World War II Fighter
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Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick - American Civil War
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Major General Robert E. Rodes - American Civil War
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Major General Henry Heth - American Civil War
Major General Henry Heth was a Confederate division commander who fought with the Army of Northern Virginia and is best remembered for starting the Battle of Gettysburg.

Second Battle of Newbury - English Civil War
The Second Battle of Newbury was fought October 27, 1644, during the English Civil War and saw Parliament win a tactical victory over the Royalists.

Leonidas Polk - Civil War - Confederate General
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Major General John B. Gordon - Civil War
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Brigadier General Albion P. Howe - American Civil War
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Sterling Price - American Civil War - Major General
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Richard Taylor - Civil War - Confederacy - Lieutenant General
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Major General Samuel R. Curtis - American Civil War
Major General Samuel R. Curtis was a Union commander in the Trans-Mississippi Theater during the American Civil War who won victories at the Battles of Pea Ridge and Westport.

USS Cabot (CVL-28) - World War II
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USS Shangri-La (CV-38) - World War II - Vietnam War
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USS Leyte (CV-32) - Korean War Aircraft Carrier
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USS Antietam (CV-36) - Korean War
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Lieutenant General James Gavin in World War II
Lieutenant General James Gavin was a noted American airborne commander during World War II who served and led the US 82nd Airborne Division.

Battle of Eutaw Springs - American Revolution
The Battle of Eutaw Springs was fought September 8, 1781, during the American Revolution. Encountering Colonel Alexander Stewart at Eutaw Springs, Major General Nathanael Green elected to give battle. In a back and forth contest, neither side gained a decisive advantage and the Battle of Eutaw Springs effectively ended in a draw.

Battle of Savage's Station - Civil War - Seven Days' Battles
The Battle of Savage's Station was fought June 29, 1862, during the American Civil War. Retreating from Gaines' Mill, Union forces came under attack at the Battle of Savages' Station two days later. The Battle of Savage's Station was part of the Seven Days' Battles.

Battle of Iuka - American Civil War - William Rosecrans - Sterling Price
The Battle of Iuka was fought September 19, 1862, during the American Civil War. Part of the Iuka-Corinth Campaign, the Battle of Iuka saw Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans engage Maj. Gen. Sterling Price. In the fighting at the Battle of Iuka, Rosecrans won a victory.

Battle of Mansfield - Civil War - Red River Campaign - Richard Taylor
The Battle of Mansfield was fought on April 8, 1964, during the American Civil War. Part of the Red River Campaign, the Battle of Mansfield saw Union forces under Major General Nathaniel Banks engaged Confederate troops under Major General Richard Taylor. In the fighting at the Battle of Mansfield, Taylor forced Banks to retreat.

USS Langley (CVL-27) - World War II
USS Langley (CVL-27) was an Independence-class light aircraft carrier named for the US Navy's first carrier which saw service across the Pacific during World War II.

Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road - American Civil War - Siege of Petersburg
The Battle of Jerusalem Plan Road was fought June 21-23, 1864, during the American Civil War. Fought during the Siege of Petersburg, the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road saw Union forces attempt to sever the Weldon Railroad. The fighting at the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road saw the Confederates hold the railroad but Union forces extend their siege lines west.

World War II: USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
USS Cowpens (CVL-25) was an Independence-class aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II and participated in many campaigns in the Pacific.

Battle of Prairie Grove - American Civil War
The Battle of Prairie Grove was fought December 7, 1862, during the American Civil War and saw Union and Confederate troops clash in northwest Arkansas.

World War I 101
World War I commenced in August 1914 after a series of events sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. World War I was the largest conflict in history to date, killed over 15 million people, and devastated large parts of Europe before its end in November 1918.

Complete Guide to American Battleships
A complete guide to the US Navy's battleships, with ship histories, from the earliest battleships in 1895 through the retirement of the last in the 1990s.

Complete Guide to American Battleships
A complete guide to the US Navy's battleships, with ship histories, from the earliest battleships in 1895 through the retirement of the last in the 1990s.

Complete Guide to American Battleships
A complete guide to the US Navy's battleships, with ship histories, from the earliest battleships in 1895 through the retirement of the last in the 1990s.

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Mexican-American War
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World War II Aircraft - Fighters and Bombers of World War II - Aviation During World War II
During World War II military aircraft evolved from piston-engine fighters to sleek jets. The confict also saw the widespread use of strategic bombing and the first use of the atom bomb.

World War II Aviation Leaders & Aces
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Crimean War
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American Revolution - 1778-1783
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Cold War Aircraft
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During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945.

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During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 2.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Bombers and Transports
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Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Gasoline Trailers
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Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Making Medical Supplies
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 6.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Navigation Training
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 8.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Riveting Cockpits
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 7.

Women in Wartime Work - Rosie the Riveter - Women in World War II - Women in War Industries - Women Drillers
During World War II, over 6 million women in the United States worked in war industries. This photo gallery provides an overview of some of the wartime and war industry jobs that were filled by American women between 1942 and 1945. Page 10.