Military History Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

Battle of Lake George in the French and Indian War
The Battle of Lake George was fought September 8, 1755, during the French and Indian War and saw the British and French fighting in the woods of northern New York.

Admiral Michiel de Ruyter in the Anglo-Dutch Wars
Admiral Michiel de Ruyter was one of the Netherlands' greatest admirals who was active during the Anglo-Dutch Wars and led the daring raid on the Medway in 1667.

Battle of Castillon in the Hundred Years' War
The Battle of Castillon was fought on July 17, 1453, and was the last major engagement of the Hundred Years' War.

Battle of Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War
The Battle of Poitiers was fought September 19, 1356, during the Hundred Years' War and was one of England's great victories during the conflict.

Admiral Chester Nimitz in World War II
Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz led the US Pacific Fleet for most of World War II and led it to victory over Japan as well as served as the commander-in-chief of the Pacific Ocean Areas.

Admiral Chester Nimitz in World War II
Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz led the US Pacific Fleet for most of World War II and led it to victory over Japan as well as served as the commander-in-chief of the Pacific Ocean Areas. Page 2.

Battle of Plassey in Indian History
The Battle of Plassey was fought June 23,1757, during the Seven Years' War ans saw the British East India Company win a decisive victory over Nawab of Bengal in India.

Battle of Valmy in the French Revolutionary Wars
The Battle of Valmy was fought September 20, 1792, during the War of the First Coalition and saw the new French revolutionary armies force the enemy to retreat.

Battle of Pea Ridge in the Civil War
The Battle of Pea Ridge was fought in Arkansas on March 7-8, 1862 and saw Union forces win a victory that effectively gave them control of Missouri.

Causes of World War II in the Pacific
World War II in the Pacific was caused by a number of issues stemming from Japanese expansionism to problems relating to the end of World War I.

Causes of World War II in the Pacific
World War II in the Pacific was caused by a number of issues stemming from Japanese expansionism to problems relating to the end of World War I. Page 2.

Fort Mims Massacre in the Creek War
The Fort Mims Massacre took place August 30, 1813, during the Creek War and saw the Red Sticks overrun the fort and massacre its garrison.

Shimabara Rebellion in Japan
The Shimabara Rebellion was a largely peasant revolt that occurred in 1637-1638 that was largely fought on the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa Islands of Japan.

Admiral Togo Heihachiro in the Russo-Japanese War
Admiral Togo Heihachiro was a famed Japanese naval leader during the Russo-Japanese War who won a decisive victory at the Battle of Tsushima.

Operation Ten-Go in World War II
Operation Ten-Go took place on April 7, 1945 during World War II and was a last ditch attempt by the Japanese to aid the garrison on Okinawa using the superbattleship Yamato.

The Trent Affair in the Civil War
The Trent Affair was a diplomatic crisis during the early days of the Civil War which began when two Confederate diplomats were removed from a British ship by the US Navy.

Operation Michael in World War I
Operation Michael began on March 21, 1918 during World War I and was the first phase of the German Spring Offensives which were intended to shatter the Allies' lines.

General Richard Montgomery in the American Revolution
Major General Richard Montgomery was a leader during the American Revolution who helped direct the invasion of Canada and was killed at the Battle of Quebec.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding in the Battle of Britain
A long time Royal Air Force officer, Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding led the RAF's Fighter Command during World War II's Battle of Britain.

Tehran Conference in World War II
The Tehran Conference was a meeting between Allied leaders to discuss strategy in 1943. Held during World War II, the Tehran Conference was the first meeting of the

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination - John Wilkes Booth - Death and Hangings
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 11.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination - John Wilkes Booth - Cleydael
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 9.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour - John Wilkes Booth at Dent's Meadow
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 7.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour - John Wilkes Booth Departing Mudd
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 6.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination - John Wilkes Booth - Samuel Mudd House
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 5.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour - John Wilkes Booth Ford's Theater
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination - John Wilkes Booth - Garrett Farm
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 10.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour - John Wilkes Booth Petersen House
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 3.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour - John Wilkes Booth at Point Mathias
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 8.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour - John Wilkes Booth Surratt House
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 2.

John Wilkes Booth Escape - Lincoln Assassination John Wilkes Booth Escape - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tour - John Wilkes Booth Surratt Tavern
After shooting President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled Washington, DC. Heading south, Booth and his accomplice David Herold moved through several safe houses before crossing the Potomac River into Virginia. Pursued by Union forces, Booth was finally cornered and killed at the Garrett Farm near Bowling Green, VA on April 26. Page 4.

Battle of Carillon in the French and Indian War
The Battle of Carillon was fought July 8, 1758, during the French & Indian War and saw the British conduct several failed assaults against the lines outside of Fort Carillon.

Battle of Marengo in the French Revolutionary Wars
The Battle of Marengo was fought June 14, 1800, during the French Revolutionary Wars and saw Napoleon drive the Austrians from the field.

The Bell X-1 and Breaking the Sound Barrier
The Bell X-1 was designed in 1945 and was the first aircraft to break the sound barrier with Captain Chuck Yeager at the controls.

Battle of Culloden - Colonel Anne at Culloden - The Forty-Five Ends at Culloden - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Culloden Battlefield - Battle of Culloden - The Forty-Five Ends at Culloden - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden - Clan Graves at Culloden - The Forty-Five Ends at Culloden - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden Overview - Battle of Culloden - The Forty-Five Ends at Culloden - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden - Clan Graves at Culloden - The Forty-Five Ends at Culloden - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden - Photographs of Culloden Battlefied - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Jacobite Defeat at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden - The Forty-Five Ends at Culloden - Government Lines at Culloden - Culloden Photos - Culloden Photo Gallery
The final battle of the the

Battle of Culloden - Photographs of Culloden Battlefied - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Jacobite Defeat at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden - Photographs of Culloden Battlefied - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Jacobite Defeat at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden - Memorial Cairn at Culloden - The Forty-Five Ends at Culloden - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden - Photographs of Culloden Battlefied - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Jacobite Defeat at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Battle of Culloden - MacGillivray of Clan Chattan - The Forty-Five Ends at Culloden - Bonnie Price Charlie at Culloden - Culloden Photo Gallery
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Metacomet (King Philip's) War
King Philip's (Metacomet's) War was fought in New England between 1675 and 1676 and saw colonial forces defeat the Native Americans.

Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson in the Napoleonic Wars
Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was one of the Royal Navy's greatest leaders and saw extensive service in the 18th and 19th centuries while winning victories at the Nile, Copenhagen, and Trafalgar.

Winfield Scott's Campaign in the Mexican-American War
A history of US General Winfield Scott's 1847 campaign to capture Mexico City during the Mexican-American War.

Battle of Arsuf in the Crusades
The Battle of Arsuf was fought September 7, 1191, during the Third Crusade and was a victory for the Crusaders led by Richard the Lionheart.

M26 Pershing Tank in World War II
The M26 Pershing tank was developed during World War II for the US Army and later saw battle during the Korean War.

Major General George Meade in the Civil War
Major General George G. Meade was a key Union commander during the Civil War who is best known for leading the Army of the Potomac to victory at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Major General Henry Halleck in the Civil War
Major General Henry W. Halleck was a Union leader during the American Civil War who served as general-in-chief from July 1862 to March 1864.

General Braxton Bragg in the Civil War
General Braxton Bragg was a principal Confederate commander in the West during the Civil War who led Army of Tennessee from mid-1862 to late 1863.

Admiral George Rodney in the American Revolution
Admiral George Rodney was a British naval leader during Seven Years' War and American Revolution who is best known for his victory at the Battle of the Saintes.

Charlemagne and the Battle of Roncevaux Pass
The Battle of Roncevaux Pass was a defeat for Charlemagne during one of his Iberian campaigns and inspired the poem

Operation El Dorado Canyon and Bombing Libya in 1986
Operation El Dorado Canyon saw US aircraft bomb Libya in 1986 in response to that county's continued support of international terrorism.

Albrecht von Wallenstein in the Thirty Years' War
A gifted commander, Albrecht von Wallenstein commanded Catholic troops in the service of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II during the Thirty Years' War.

Civil War in the East - 1862-1863
The Civil War in the east during 1862 and early 1863 was marked by a string of Confederate victories and the rise of General Robert E. Lee.

Civil War in the East - 1862-1863
The Civil War in the east during 1862 and early 1863 was marked by a string of Confederate victories and the rise of General Robert E. Lee. Page 2.

Civil War in the East - 1862-1863
The Civil War in the east during 1862 and early 1863 was marked by a string of Confederate victories and the rise of General Robert E. Lee. Page 3.

American Revolution - New York, Philadelphia, & Saratoga
In 1776 and 1777, fighting in the American Revolution shifted to New York and Philadelphia with the British capturing both before losing an army at Saratoga.

American Revolution - New York, Philadelphia, & Saratoga
In 1776 and 1777, fighting in the American Revolution shifted to New York and Philadelphia with the British capturing both before losing an army at Saratoga. Page 2.

American Revolution - New York, Philadelphia, & Saratoga
In 1776 and 1777, fighting in the American Revolution shifted to New York and Philadelphia with the British capturing both before losing an army at Saratoga. Page 3.

Opeation Compass during World War II
Launched in December 1940, Operation Compass was the first major campaign of World War II in the Western Desert and saw the British drive the Italians back through Libya.

Battle of Fort Niagara in the French and Indian War
The Battle of Fort Niagara began began on July 6, 1759 during the French and Indian War and ended twenty days later after a French relief force was beaten at La Belle-Famille.

Operation Gomorrah in World War II
Beginning on July 24, 1943, Operation Gomorrah was a coordinated bombing assault on the city of Hamburg, Germany which reduced much of the city Hamburg to rubble.

Major General Oliver O. Howard in the Civil War
Major General Oliver O. Howard was an officer during the American Civil War who led the Union XI Corps at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and later commanded the Army of the Tennessee.

Major Patrick Ferguson in the American Revolution
Major Patrick Ferguson was a British officer during the American Revolution who invented a breech-loading rifle and was killed at the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Battle of Cerro Gordo in the Mexican-American War
The Battle of Cerro Gordo was fought April 18, 1847, during the Mexican-American War, and saw the Americans flank the Mexican position and rout the enemy.

Battle of Machias in the American Revolution
The Battle of Machias was fought June 11-12, 1775, during the American Revolution. The second naval battle of the American Revolution, it saw the Patriots capture HMS Margaretta.

USS Arizona (BB-39) at Pearl Harbor
USS Arizona (BB-39) was a Pennsylvania-class battleship commissioned in 1916 that was sunk with heavy loss of life during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt in World War II
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt was a German leader who saw service on several fronts during World War II including commanding German forces in the West.

Marquis de Montcalm in the French and Indian War
The Marquis de Montcalm was a French leader during the French & Indian War who won battles at Forts William Henry and Carillon before being killed at the Quebec.

Casablana Conference during World War II
The Casablanca Conference was held in January 1943, and saw Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt and PM Winston Churchill discuss strategy for defeating the Axis Powers.

Major General John Stark in the American Revolution
Major General John Stark was a notable commander during the American Revolution who played a key role at the Battle of Bennington.

Major General Benjamin Grierson in the Civil War
Major General Benjamin Grierson was a Union cavalry commander during the American Civil War who led a famous raid during the Vicksburg Campaign.

Sir Guy Carleton in the American Revolution
Sir Guy Carleton was governor-general of Canada during the American Revolution and later served as commander-in-chief of British forces in North America.

Field Marshal John French in World War I
Field Marshal John French was commander of the British Expeditionary Force during World War I, a post he held until December 1915.

Battle of Corregidor (1945) in World War II
The Battle of Corregidor was fought February 16-26, 1945, during World War II and saw Allied forces retake the island from the Japanese.

USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) in World War II and Vietnam
USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) was an Essex-class US Navy aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II and the Vietnam War.

Naval Battle of Casablanca - World War II
The Naval Battle of Casablanca was fought November 8-12, 1942, during World War II and was part of the invasion of North Africa.

Island Hopping in World War II
During World War II, the Allies adopted a strategy of island hopping to move across the Pacific and defeat Japan.

Island Hopping in World War II
During World War II, the Allies adopted a strategy of

Final Battles of World War II in the Pacific
During World War II, the Allies adopted a strategy of

USS Randolph (CV-15) in World War II
USS Randolph (CV-15) was an Essex-class carrier built for the US Navy during World War II and saw combat in the Pacific during that conflict.

Battle of Nassau in the American Revolution
The Battle of Nassau was fought in 1776, during the American Revolution and saw American forces take Nassau with the goal of capturing weapons.

Battle of Ridgefield in the American Revolution
The Battle of Ridgefield was fought April 27, 1777, during the American Revolution as British forces raided into Connecticut.

Major Samuel Nicholas, USMC in the American Revolution
Major Samuel Nicholas was the first commissioned officer in the history of the US Marine Corps and led it during the American Revolution.

Siege of Fort Stanwix in the American Revolution
The Siege of Fort Stanwix was conducted in 1777, during the American Revolution and saw the post successfully resist Brigadier General Barry St. Leger.

Battle of Red Bank in the American Revolution
The Battle of Red Bank was fought October 22, 1777, during the American Revolution and saw British forces repulsed at Fort Mercer in New Jersey.

Major General Irvin McDowell in the Civil War
Major General Irvin McDowell was an officer during the American Civil War who led Union troops at the First Battle of Bull Run and was defeated.

Siege of Fort Ticonderoga in the American Revolution
The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga was fought in 1777, during the American Revolution and saw American troops retreat after the British emplaced guns on nearby heights.

Battle of Buena Vista in the Mexican-American War
The Battle of Buena Vista was fought February 22-23, 1847 during the Mexican-American War, and was the last major battle fought in northeast Mexico.

USS Yorktown (CV-10) in World War II
USS Yorktown (CV-10) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that served with the US Navy in World War II and the Vietnam War.

Major General Benjamin Lincoln - American Revolution
Major General Benjamin Lincoln was a commander in the Continental Army during the American Revolution who was captured after the Siege of Charleston.

Frigate USS Chesapeake in the War of 1812
USS Chesapeake was a frigate built for the US Navy in 1800 that was attacked by HMS Leopard in 1807 and later captured during the War of 1812.

USS Lexington (CV-16) - World War II Aircraft Carrier
USS Lexington (CV-16) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that saw extensive combat duty with the US Navy during World War II and served until 1991.

Major General Benjamin Butler in the Civil War
Major General Benjamin Butler was a controversial general in the American Civil War who led forces in Virginia, Louisiana, and North Carolina.

Battle of Oriskany in the American Revolution
The Battle of Oriskany was fought August 6, 1777, during the American Revolution and saw American forces ambushed while going to relieve Fort Stanwix.

Admiral Raymond Spruance in World War II
Admiral Raymond Spruance was a key American naval commander during World War II. Raymond Spruance led Allied forces to victory during the pivotal Battle of Midway in June 1942. As the war progressed, Raymond Spruance directed several successful campaigns against the Japanese and won the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

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An index of categories in the

Operation Deadstick - Capture of Pegasus Bridge
Operation Deadstick was an Allied airborne operation conducted during the Normandy invasion which saw elements of the British 6th Airborne Division capture bridges over the Orne River and Caen Canal.

Gloster Meteor - Gloster Meteor Jet
The Gloster Meteor was the Allies' first operational jet fighter during World War II. After the conflict, the Gloster Meteor against saw service during the Korean War. Though quickly eclipsed as a fighter, the Gloster Meteor remained in service for decades in a variety of roles.

USS Lake Champlain - CV-39 - Korean War
USS Lake Champlain (CV-39) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that saw service during the Korean War and later acted as a recovery ship for NASA.

Battle of Kwajalein - World War II History
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought in early 1944 during World War II and saw American troops land on the atoll and overcome all Japanese resistance.

Battle of Eylau - Napoleonic Wars
The Battle of Eylau was fought on February 7-8, 1807 during the Napoleonic Wars and saw the French and Russians fight to a bloody draw.

Battle of Chosin Reservoir - Korean War
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir was fought November 26-December 13, 1950 during the Korean War and saw UN troops fight through larger Chinese forces.

Battle of San Juan Hill - Spanish-American War History
The Battle of San Juan Hill was fought on July 1, 1898, during the Spanish-American War and saw US troops take key positions around Santiago, Cuba.

Battle of Raymond - Civil War - Vicksburg Campaign
The Battle of Raymond was fought May 12, 1863, during the American Civil War. Part of the Vicksburg Campaign, the Battle of Raymond saw Union forces under Major General James McPherson engage Confederates led by Brigadier General John Gregg. In the fighting at Raymond, Union forces routed the enemy.

Major General George H. Thomas - American Civil War
General George H. Thomas was a noted Union commander of Southern birth. Seeing service in the Mexican-American War, Thomas elected to remain in the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. A methodical, steady leader, he played a key role at the Battle of Chickamauga and during the final campaigns in the West.

Major General John A. Logan - American Civil War
Major General John A. Logan was an Illinois politician who proved an able general during the American Civil War and saw extensive service in the Western Theater.

James Longstreet - Civil War General
Lieutenant General James Longstreet led the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia for much of the Civil War and was widely respected for his work.

George A. Custer - American Indian Wars
George A. Custer gained fame as a skilled cavalry leader in the Civil War but is best remembered for his stunning defeat at Little Bighorn in 1876.

Tiger I Tank - World War II Vehicles
The Tiger I was a famous tank produced by Germany during World War II and was the first to mount the heavy 88mm gun.

George Patton - World War II General
General George Patton was a noted American leader during World War II known for his outspoken nature and aggressive command style.

Sinking of the Lusitania - World War I
The liner RMS Lusitania was sunk off Ireland during World War I causing international outrage as 1,198 (128 Americans) of its passengers were killed.

Zimmermann Telegram - World War I
The Zimmermann Telegram was sent by Germany during World War I as part of an attempt to form alliance with Mexico if the United States joined the war.

Casimir Pulaski - American Revolution
Count Casimir Pulaski was a noted Polish cavalry commander who saw action during conflicts in Poland and later served in the American Revolution.

Mexican-American War - A History
The Mexican-American War was fought from 1846-1848 and saw the United States win a decisive victory and expand its western lands to the Pacific coast.

Richard the Lionheart - The Crusades
Richard I the Lionheart was crowned King of England September 3, 1189 and was a gifted military leader who played a central role in the Third Crusade.

General Billy Mitchell - Father of the US Air Force
Brigadier General Billy Mitchell was a noted military aviation pioneer in the early 20th century and effectively was the Father of the US Air Force.

English Longbow - Hundred Years' War
The English Longbow was devastating weapon used the medieval battlefield and was extensively employed between the 13th and 17th centuries.

First Indochina War: Battle of Dien Bien Phu
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu began March 13, 1954, and was the decisive engagement of the French war in Indochina.

USS Monitor - American Civil War Ironclad
USS Monitor was a Civil War ironclad built for the US Navy and took part in the first battle between ironclad warships at Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862..

Lockheed P-38 Lightning - World War II Aircraft
The P-38 Lightning entered service in 1941, and saw action with American forces for much of World War II. Known for its twin tail booms and single central nacelle, the P-38 was fast and durable. With its nose-mounted armament, the P-38 was favored by American aces such as Richard Bong and Thomas MacGuire.

Pearl Harbor - Attack on Pearl Harbor - World War II
The attack on Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941, and brought the United States into World War II. Launching from aircraft carriers, Japanese planes conducted a surprise attack and sunk or badly damaged eight battleships. The attack on Pearl Harbor was dubbed

Brigadier General David McM. Gregg - American Civil War
Major General David McM. Gregg was a Union cavalry commander during the American Civil War who saw service in many of the campaigns in the Eastern Theater.

Robert Clive - Biography of 18th Century British General
A noted commander and leader in the East India Company during the 18th century. Arriving in India in the 1740s, Clive helped establish British supremacy.

Battle of McDowell - American Civil War - Valley Campaign - Stonewell Jackson
The Battle of McDowell was fought May 8, 1862, during the Valley Campaign of 1862. Attacking Confederate forces, the Battle of McDowell saw Union troops strike Maj. Gen. Thomas

Battle of Fisher's Hill - American Civil War
The Battle of Fisher's Hill was fought September 21-22, 1864, during the American Civil War, and saw Union forces win a key victory in the Shenandoah Valley.

Battle of Piedmont - Civil War - David Hunter - Shenandoah Valley
The Battle of Piedmont was fought June 5, 1864, during the American Civil War. Advancing in the Shenandoah Valley, Major General David Hunter engaged Brigadier General William

Battle of Perryville - Civil War Battle of Perryville - Kentucky Campaign
The Battle of Perryville was the culmination of the 1862 Kentucky Campaign. Attacking north, Gen. Braxton Bragg engaged the Union Army of the Ohio at Perryville, KY on October 8, 1862. Fighting through the day, the Confederates won a tactical victory, but were ultimately forced to withdraw from Kentucky.

Guerre de Course
A strategy of naval warfare, guerre de course calls for a navy to attack the merchant shipping of an enemy with the goal of cutting off supplies and causing economic damage.

USS Missouri - BB-11 - Great White Fleet - Battleships - US Navy
USS Missouri (BB-11) was a Maine-class battleship that entered service in 1903. Sailing with the Great White Fleet, USS Missouri steamed around the world in 1907-1909. Used for training during World War I, USS Missouri was sold for scrap in 1922.

USS Massachusetts - BB-2 - Spanish-American War - US Navy - Battleships
USS Massachusetts (BB-2) was an Indiana-class battleship that saw service with the US Navy. Entering service in 1896, USS Massachusetts (BB-2) took part in the Spanish-American War. USS Massachusetts operated as a training ship during World War I and later was scuttled off Pensacola, FL.

Battle of Hobkirk's Hill - American Revolution - Nathanael Greene - Revolutionary War
The Battle of Hobkirk's Hill was fought April 25, 1781, during the American Revolution. Returning to South Carolina, Major General Nathanael Greene encamped near Hobkirk's Hill and began planning to eliminate British outposts in the area. Attacked by Lord Rawdon at the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill, Greene was force to retreat north.

Vietnam War: Battle of Hamburger Hill
In May 1969, US forces moved into the A Shau Valley in South Vietnam opening the Battle of Hamburger Hill. Enduring close quarters jungle fighting and several friendly fire incidents, they were finally able to overcome the North Vietnamese resistance. Due to the severity of the fighting, Hill 937 became known as

History of USS Intrepid World War II Aircraft Carrier
USS Intrepid (CV-11) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that saw extensive service during World War II. Campaigning in the Pacific, USS Intrepid later took part in the Vietnam War. USS Intrepid later became a museum ship in New York City.

World War II: Fleet Admiral William "Bull" Halsey
Admiral William

Commodore Matthew Perry - Opening of Japan
Commodore Matthew C. Perry was a key figure in the US Navy during the first half of the 19th century. A veteran of the War of 1812, Perry aided in the development of the steam navy, the creation of the US Naval Academy, and led naval forces during the Mexican-American War. Perry gained lasting fame in the 1850s when he opened Japan to American trade.

Operation Lila Scuttling of the French Fleet
Operation Lila was an effort by German forces to capture the French fleet at Toulon in November 1942. In the wake of the 1940 armistice, the fleet had been idle under Vichy French control. With the Allied invasion of French North Africa, the Germans sought to take the ships, but were prevented from doing so when the French crews scuttled them.

Causes of the War of Jenkins' Ear
The War of Jenkins' Ear was fought from 1739-1748, between Britain and Spain. Largely taking place in the New World, the war saw both sides attacking the other's colonies. The War of Jenkins' Ear was soon subsumed into the larger conflict of the War of Austrian Succession.

USS Enterprise - CVN-65 - US Navy Aircraft Carrier
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Commissioned in 1961, USS Enterprise has seen extensive service during the Vietnam War as well as during numerous other military operations. Currently in use, USS Enterprise is schedule to be retired in 2013.

Wars of the Roses: Battle of Bosworth Field
The Battle of Bosworth Field was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses. Invading England, Henry Tudor gathered forces and clashed with King Richard III near Market Bosworth. In the battle, Richard attacked Henry's bodyguard and was killed in the fighting clearing the way for Henry to take the throne.

TBD Devastator - Douglas TBD Devastator
The Douglas TBD Devastator was a torpedo bomber used by the US Navy during the early days of World War II. The TBD Devastator was in service at the start of the war and took part in the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway before being replaced by the TBF Avenger.

North American P-51 Mustang Fighter
The P-51 Mustang was an iconic American fighter of World War II. Originally developed for the British, the P-51 Mustang became a critical weapon in the air for Allies due to its performance and range. The P-51 Mustang was retained after the conflict and saw service during the Korean War.

Islamic Civil War - Battle of Siffin
The Battle of Siffin was fought in 657 during the First Fitna (Islamic Civil War) and led to the establishment of the Umayyad Caliphate.

Raid on Deerfield - Queen Anne's War - Deerfield Massacre
The Raid on Deerfield took place on February 29, 1704, during Queen Anne's War. The North American extension of the War of the Spanish Succession, the conflict saw a combined French and Native American force raid Deerfield, Massachusetts. Attacking the raiders, killed over fifty of Deerfield's residents and captured over one hundred.

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.

Major General Carl Schurz - American Civil War
Major General Carl Schurz was a notable German immigrant and commander during the Civil War who also held a variety of political posts including serving as a US Senator and Secretary of the Interior.

The Battle of Bataan - World War II
The Battle of Bataan was fought January 7-April 9, 1942, as the Japanese attacked and ultimately overwhelmed Allied forces on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.

USS Princeton (CV-37) - Korean War
USS Princeton (CV-37) was an Essex-class carrier that saw extensive service during the Korean War and was later converted to an amphibious assault ship.

Treaty of Paris 1783 - American Revolution
The Treaty of Paris (1783) was the treaty which ended the American Revolution and saw Great Britain recognize the independence of the United States.

De Havilland Mosquito - World War II
The de Havilland Mosquito was one of the most versatile aircraft of World War II and largely served as a fast bomber and fighter-bomber.

North American B-25 Mitchell - World War II
The B-25 Mitchell was an American bomber during World War II that saw extensive use during the conflict and is best remembered for the 1942 Doolittle Raid.

M1903 Springfield Rifle - World War I
Developed in 1903, the M1903 Springfield became a famous rifle in American history and was the standard infantry weapon of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I.

Battle of Romani - World War I
The Battle of Romani was fought August 3-5, 1916 during World War I, as Turkish forces attempted to take the Suez Canal and were turned back by the British.

Battle of Blore Heath - War of the Roses
The Battle of Blore Heath was fought September 23, 1459 and saw Baron Audley's Lancastrian troops fail to defeat the Earl of Salisbury.

HMS Ark Royal - World War II Aircraft Carrier
HMS Ark Royal was the second purpose-built aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy and saw extensive use in the early months of World War II before being sunk by U-81.

HMS Venturer Sinks U-864 - World War II Submarines HMS Venturer and U-864 -
On February 9, 1945, HMS Venturer and U-864 engaged in the only known battle where one submerged submarine sank another. Sailing off the coast of Norway, Venturer had been sent to intercept U-864 which was carrying mercury and Me-262 aircraft parts to Japan. After a three hour chase, Venturer fired four torpedoes, one of which hit and sank U-864.

World War I and II Lee-Enfield Rifle
The Lee-Enfield rifle was the standard service rifle of British and Commonwealth forces for much of the first half of the 20th century.

Vought F4U Corsair - World War II
The Chance Vought F4U Corsair entered service at the end of 1942, and became one of the most feared American fighters of World War II and saw later use in Korea and other conflicts.

Battle of Beaver Dams - War of 1812
The Battle of Beaver Dams was fought June 24, 1813, during the War of 1812 and saw an American detachment was ambushed and forced to surrender by British and Indian forces.

M4 Sherman Tank - World War II
The iconic American tank of World War II, the M4 Sherman was produced in large numbers and served in all theaters. The M4 Sherman tank was a reliable, easily produced medium tank that provided invaluable service in supporting American troops. The M4 Sherman tank saw service with many nations during and after the war.

Battle of Kadesh - Ancient Egypt
The Battle of Kadesh was fought in 1274 BC during the conflicts between the Egyptians and Hittite Empire and saw Ramses II win a bloody victory.

Ethan Allen - American Revolution
Ethan Allen was the leader of the Green Mountain Boys and an American officer during the Revolutionary War who played a key role in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga.

Overview of 1916 During World War 1 - Part 2
Many key battles were fought during 1916. Read more about the Battle of the Somme and more. Page 2.

American Civil War: War in the West, 1861-1863
The early years of the American Civil War in the West focused on Union efforts to capture the Mississippi River. Unlike their counterparts in the East, the Union generals in the West won several key victories between 1861 and 1863.

American Civil War - Western Theater of the American Civil War
In the West, Union generals focused on capturing the Mississippi river in the early years of the American Civil War. Learn more about these early efforts. Page 2.

Battle of Hubbardton - American Revolution Battle of Hubbardton
The Battle of Hubbardton was fought July 7, 1777, during the American Revolution. Retreating from Fort Ticonderoga, American troops were attacked by Brig. Gen. Simon Fraser. In the resulting Battle of Hubbardton, the Americans fought hard but were forced to retreat.

Battle of Fallen Timbers - Northwest Indian War
The Battle of Fallen Timbers took place near present-day Maumee, OH, when US forces defeated the Native American Western Confederacy in 1794.

French and Indian War: Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga was built at the southern end of Lake Champlain in 1758. Constructed by the French as Fort Carillon, Fort Ticonderoga played a key role in the campaigns of the French & Indian War. Idle for a decade, Fort Ticonderoga was the scene of several battles during the American Revolution.

American Revolution: Lieutenant General John Burgoyne
Major General John Burgoyne was a British commander during the American Revolution. John Burgoyne also saw service during the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. Leading the British army at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, John Burgoyne was forced to surrender to American forces.

Third Battle of Winchester - Battle of Opequon - Civil War
The Third Battle of Winchester (Opequon) was fought September 19, 1864, during the American Civil War and saw Union troops win a decisive victory.

Mexican American War - Zachary Taylor's Campaign
An examination of US General Zachary Taylor's campaign in northeastern Mexico during the Mexican-American War.

Battle of Resaca - Civil War
The Battle of Resaca was fought May 13-15, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign and saw Union troops blocked by the Confederates.

Frigate USS President - War of 1812
USS President was one of the original six frigates built for the US Navy and saw extensive service against the Barbary Pirates and during the War of 1812.

Battle of Camperdown - French Revolutionary Wars
The Battle of Camperdown was fought October 11, 1797, during the French Revolutionary Wars and saw the Dutch navy badly beaten by Adm. Adam Duncan.

First Battle of Newbury - English Civil War
The First Battle of Newbury was fought September 20, 1643, during the English Civil War and saw the Royalists and Parliamentarians fight an inconclusive battle.

Battle of San Domingo - Napoleonic Wars
The Battle of San Domingo was a naval battle fought February 6, 1806, during the Napoleonic Wars off the coast of Hispanola which saw a British fleet under Vice Admiral John Duckworth defeat the French.

Battle of Big Black River Bridge - American Civil War
The Battle of Big Black River Bridge was fought May 17, 1863, during the American Civil War and was part of the Vicksburg Campaign.

Pickett's Charge - Battle of Gettysburg - Civil War
Pickett's Charge took place on July 3, 1863, and was the climatic action of the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.

Siege of Fort Texas - Mexican-American War
The Siege of Fort Texas was fought May 3-9, 1846, during the opening days of the Mexican-American War and saw the American garrison successfully defend the fort.

Battle of Killiecrankie - Jacobite Rising
The Battle of Killiecrankie was fought July 27, 1689, during the Jacobite Risings and saw Viscount Dundee win a clear victory for the Jacobites.

Battle of Port Republic - Civil War
The Battle of Port Republic was fought June 9, 1862, during the American Civil War and was part of Major General

Battle of Ezra Church - American Civil War
The Battle of Ezra Church was fought July 28, 1864, during the American Civil War. Part of the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Ezra Church saw Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman attempt to cut the city off from the west. Attacking Union forces at Ezra Church, the Confederates were repulsed.

Boeing B-47 Stratojet - US Air Force
The B-47 Stratojet was an American bomber that entered service in 1951 that saw extensive use with the Strategic Air Command and contained numerous innovations.

Battle of Glendale (Frayser's Farm) - Civil War
The Battle of Glendale was fought June 30, 1862, during the American Civil War and was part of the Seven Days Battles outside Richmond.

USS Connecticut - Great White Fleet
USS Connecticut (BB-18) was an American battleship that saw service during the early 20th century. and act as flagship for the Great White Fleet.

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

Battle of Cross Keys - American Civil War
The Battle of Cross Keys was fought June 8, 1862, during the American Civil War and was part of Major General

American Civil War: Major General J.E.B. Stuart
Major General J.E.B. Stuart was a Confederate cavalry commander during the Civil War. J.E.B. Stuart is best known as the flamboyant leader of the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry corps. Stuart served with General Robert E. Lee's army until his death at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864.

American Civil War: Major General Joseph Hooker
Major General Joseph Hooker was a Union general during the Civil War. Rising to command the Army of the Potomac, he was badly defeated at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Transferred to the Western Theater, Hooker performed well as a corps commander during the fighting around Chattanooga and during the Atlanta Campaign.

Joseph E. Johnston - American Civil War General
General Joseph E. Johnston was a key Confederate leader during the Civil War. Fighting at First Bull Run, Joseph Johnston next led the Confederate army during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign until he was badly wounded at Seven Pines. Joseph Johnston later commanded the Department of the West and the Army of Tennessee.

Jubal Early - Confederate General - Civil War
Lieutenant General Jubal Early was a Confederate commander during the Civil War. Serving largely with the Army of Northern Virginia, Jubal Early took part in most of its major battles. In 1864, Jubal Early led Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and threatened Washington, DC until being badly defeated by Major General Philip Sheridan.

General Jimmy Doolittle - World War II
General Jimmy Doolittle was a famed American aviator who became a noted commander during World War II and led a daring raid on Tokyo in 1942.

Battle of Isandlwana - Anglo-Zulu War
The Battle of Isandlwana was fought on January 22, 1879, during the opening stages of the Anglo-Zulu War and resulted in the greatest British defeat at the hands of native forces.

Battle of the Coral Sea - World War II
The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought May 4-8, 1942, was the first naval battle entirely fought with aircraft and saw the Allies win a strategic victory.

Little Boy Atomic Bomb - World War II
Little Boy was the first atomic bomb used against Japan in World War II, detonated over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Battle of Fort Harrison - War of 1812
The Battle of Fort Harrison took place between September 4 and 15, 1812, and was an early American victory in the War of 1812.

Battle of Savannah - American Revolution
The Battle of Savannah was fought September 16 to October 18, 1779, during the American Revolution and saw American and French forces repulsed by the British.

Battle of Verdun - World War I
The Battle of Verdun was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, and was a key engagement of World War I and a French victory

First Battle of the Marne - World War I
The First Battle of the Marne was fought September 6-12, 1914, during World War I and saw the Allies succeed in halting the German advance.

Battle of Cowpens - American Revolution
The Battle of Cowpens saw American troops rout the forces of the notorious Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton on January 17, 1781 during the American Revolution.

Causes of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 was the result of rising tensions between the United States and Great Britain during the early years of the 19th century including the frequent impressment of sailors from American ships, interference with trade, and the belief that the British were encouraging Native American attacks on the frontier.

Causes of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 was the result of rising tensions between the United States and Great Britain during the early years of the 19th century including the frequent impressment of sailors from American ships, interference with trade, and the belief that the British were encouraging Native American attacks on the frontier. Page 2.

Battle of Alma - Crimean War
One of the first principal battles of the Crimean War, the Battle of Alma saw British and French forces dislodge the Russians from a defensive position on the road to Sevastopol.

The Battle of Atlanta - Civil War
The Battle of Atlanta was fought July 22, 1864, during the Civil War and saw Union troops turn back a Confederate assault east of the city.

Battle of Badajoz - Peninsular War
The Battle of Badajoz was fought from March 16 to April 6, 1812 during the Peninsular War and saw Wellington lay siege to and later capture the city.

Battle of Puebla - Cinco de Mayo
On May 5, 1862, French and Mexican troops met at the Battle of Puebla and saw the Mexicans win a surprising victory which has been celebrated since as Cinco de Mayo.

Union Order of Battle - Battle of Gettysburg
Army of the Potomac - Order of Battle for Gettysburg details the organization of the force when it took part in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863.

Brigadier General George S. Greene - Civil War
Major General George S. Greene was a Union commander during the Civil War. George S. Greene earned fame for his defense of Culp's Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Battle of Cedar Mountain - Civil War - Northern Virginia Campaign
The Battle of Cedar Mountain was fought August 9, 1862, during the American Civil War. The first engagement of the Northern Virginia Campaign, the Battle of Cedar Mountain saw Union troops attack Confederate forces led by Major General Thomas

Major General John W. Geary - American Civil War
Major General John W. Geary was a former territorial governor of Kansas who became a Union commander before later serving as the Governor of Pennsylvania.

Overview of 1916 During World War 1
During World War I, 1916 saw the massive battles of Verdun and the Somme erupt on the Western Front. At sea, the largest naval battle of World War I occurred at Jutland. In the east, the Russians gained ground during the Brusilov Offensive.

Battle of Yorktown - American Revolutionary History
The Battle of Yorktown was fought between September 28 and October 19, 1781, after Gen. George Washington slipped away from New York and besieged Gen. Charles Cornwallis' army at Yorktown, VA. Supported by the French, Washington was able to compel the British to surrender after a brief siege. The Battle of Yorktown was the last major engagement of the American Revolution.

Confederate Order of Battle - Battle of Gettysburg
Army of Northern Virginia - Order of Battle for Gettysburg details the organization of the force when it took part in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863.

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was fought May 8-21, 1864, and was the second engagement of Gen. Ulysses Grant's Overland Campaign. Fought along a four mile trench line, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House saw Union troops launch repeated assaults in an attempt to break through the Confederate lines. The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ended in a draw.

Lewis Armistead - Civil War - Confederate - Battle of Gettysburg
Brigadier General Lewis Arimstead was a Confederate commander during the American Civil War. Serving in the Army of Northern Virginia, Lewis Armistead took part in its campaigns during 1862. The following year, Lewis Armistead was mortally wounded while taking part in Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Lieutenant General Richard H. Anderson - American Civil War
Lieutenant General Richard H. Anderson was Confederate division and corps commander during the American Civil War who fought primarily with the Army of Northern Virginia and who earned a reputation as hard fighter.

The Spanish-American War - A Summary
Fought in 1898, the Spanish-American War saw the US win a quick victory following the successful invasions of the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

Battle of Nashville - Civil War
The Battle of Nashville was fought December 15-16, 1864, and saw Union forces under Major General George H. Thomas crush the Confederate Army of Tennessee.

Joshua L. Chamberlain - American Civil War
A famed Union commander in the Civil War, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a college professor turned army officer who heroically defended Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg and ultimately was chosen to receive the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.

Battle of Harlem Heights - American Revolution Battle of Harlem Heights
The Battle of Harlem Heights was fought September 16, 1776, during the American Revolution and saw American forces on Manhattan force the British to withdraw.

Operation Market Garden 1944 - World War 2
Operation Market-Garden was conducted September 17-25, 1944, in an attempt to capture bridges over the Rhine. Market-Garden was devised by Bernard Montgomery and called for Allied airborne forces to be dropped near bridges in the Netherlands in conjunction with a ground offensive. While the first two sets of bridges were taken, the Germans held the third and Market-Garden failed.

Operation Market-Garden - World War II Operation Market-Garden
Operation Market-Garden was conducted September 17-25, 1944, in an attempt to capture bridges over the Rhine. Market-Garden was devised by Bernard Montgomery and called for Allied airborne forces to be dropped near bridges in the Netherlands in conjunction with a ground offensive. While the first two sets of bridges were taken, the Germans held the third and Market-Garden failed. Page 2.

World War II: Operation Market-Garden
Operation Market-Garden was conducted September 17-25, 1944, in an attempt to capture bridges over the Rhine. Market-Garden was devised by Bernard Montgomery and called for Allied airborne forces to be dropped near bridges in the Netherlands in conjunction with a ground offensive. While the first two sets of bridges were taken, the Germans held the third and Market-Garden failed. Page 3.

The Beginning of WWI for the US - 1918 History
Freed from having to fight on the Eastern Front, Germany began 1918 with a series of massive offensives designed to end the war before the Americans arrived in large numbers. Though successful in gaining ground, they failed to breakthrough the Allied armies. Having contained the weary Germans, the Allies mounted a massive offensive of their own which shattered the enemy lines and led to victory in November 1918.

World War 1 - World War 1 1918 History
Freed from having to fight on the Eastern Front, Germany began 1918 with a series of massive offensives designed to end the war before the Americans arrived in large numbers. Though successful in gaining ground, they failed to breakthrough the Allied armies. Having contained the weary Germans, the Allies mounted a massive offensive of their own which shattered the enemy lines and led to victory in November 1918. Page 2.

World War 1 - German Collapse and Final Peace
Freed from having to fight on the Eastern Front, Germany began 1918 with a series of massive offensives designed to end the war before the Americans arrived in large numbers. Though successful in gaining ground, they failed to breakthrough the Allied armies. Having contained the weary Germans, the Allies mounted a massive offensive of their own which shattered the enemy lines and led to victory in November 1918. Page 3.

World War I in Africa, The Middle East, the Mediterranean
When World War I became a stalemate on the Western Front, the Allies began seeking secondary fronts. Page 1 of 3 on the global military struggle.

World War 1 - Fall of Serbia and Macedonian Front
When World War I became a stalemate on the Western Front, the Allies began seeking secondary fronts for striking at the Central Powers. While offensives were attempted through Gallipoli and Salonika, other efforts were made to capture German colonies in Africa. While many of these had little effect on the outcome of World War I, the British campaign in the Middle East succeeded in toppling the Ottoman Empire. Page 3.

World War 1 - World War 1 History Middle East
When World War I became a stalemate on the Western Front, the Allies began seeking secondary fronts for striking at the Central Powers. While offensives were attempted through Gallipoli and Salonika, other efforts were made to capture German colonies in Africa. While many of these had little effect on the outcome of World War I, the British campaign in the Middle East succeeded in toppling the Ottoman Empire. Page 2.

The Battle of Guadalcanal - World War II Details
The Battle of Guadalcanal was the Allies' first major offensive action of World War II in the Pacific. Landing on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on August 7, 1942, Allied troops began a prolonged campaign to take the island. After several battles on and around Guadalcanal, Allied forces succeeded in taking the island from the Japanese.

Battle of Guadalcanal
The Battle of Guadalcanal was the Allies' first major offensive action of World War II in the Pacific. Landing on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on August 7, 1942, Allied troops began a prolonged campaign to take the island. After several battles on and around Guadalcanal, Allied forces succeeded in taking the island from the Japanese. Page 2.

World War II: German Invasion of the Soviet Union
Opening an eastern front in Europe by invading the Soviet Union in June 1941, Hitler expanded World War II and started a battle that would consume massive amounts of German manpower and resources. After achieving stunning success in the early months of the campaign, the attack stalled and the Soviets began to slowly push the Germans back. On May 2, 1945, the Soviets captured Berlin helping to end World War II in Europe.

Eastern Front in World War II - Germans and Soviets on the Eastern Front - Soviet Victory on the Eastern Front
Expanding World War II in Europe by invading the Soviet Union in June 1941, Hitler opened a second front that would consume massive amounts of German manpower and resources. After achieving stunning success in the early months of the campaign, the attack stalled and the Soviets began to slowly push the Germans back. On May 2, 1945, the Soviets captured Berlin helping to end World War II in Europe. Page 2.

World War II Europe Eastern Front - Operation Barbarossa on the Eastern Front - Soviet German Battles on the Eastern Front
Expanding World War II in Europe by invading the Soviet Union in June 1941, Hitler opened a second front that would consume massive amounts of German manpower and resources. After achieving stunning success in the early months of the campaign, the attack stalled and the Soviets began to slowly push the Germans back. On May 2, 1945, the Soviets captured Berlin helping to end World War II in Europe. Page 3.

Major General Lew Wallace - Civil War - Ben Hur
Major General Lew Wallace was a commander during the Civil War who saw action at Shiloh, led Union forces at Monocacy, and later wrote Ben-Hur.

Major General John C. Robinson - American Civil War
Major General John C. Robinson was a Union commander during the American Civil War who saw extensive service in the East before losing a leg at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House in May 1864.

Siege of Vicksburg - American Civil War
With his men starving, Lieutenant General John Pemberton ended the Siege of Vicksburg on July 4 by surrendering the city's garrison.

John McClernand - Civil War - Major General - Union
Major General John A. McClernand was a Union commander during the American Civil War. A political general, John McClernand took part in the early battles in the Western Theater and ultimately rose to corps command. Serving under Major General Ulysses S. Grant, John McClernand was relieved during the Siege of Vicksburg for violating his commander's orders regarding communicating with the press.

Major General John Sullivan - American Revolution
Major General John Sullivan was an American commander during the American Revolution who played key roles at Trenton and Rhode Island as well as led an expedition against the Iroquois.

French and Indian War - French and Indian War Seven Year' War
The French & Indian/Seven Years' War began to wind down between 1760 and 1763. While the Duke of Brunswick ably defended Hanover, Frederick the Great and Prussia battled for survival. The French & Indian/Seven Years' War concluded in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris.

Overview of the French and Indian War
The French & Indian/Seven Years' War began to wind down between 1760 and 1763. While the Duke of Brunswick ably defended Hanover, Frederick the Great and Prussia battled for survival. The French & Indian/Seven Years' War concluded in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris. Page 2.

USS Saratoga (CV-3) - World War II Aircraft Carrier
USS Saratoga (CV-3) was one of the US Navy's first aircraft carriers and saw service in the Pacific during World War II before being sunk during the Bikini Atoll atomic tests.

USS Lexington - World War Aircraft Carrier - CV-2
USS Lexington (CV-2) was a US Navy aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II and was lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942.

Overview of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
The attack on Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941, and brought the United States into World War II. Launching from aircraft carriers, Japanese planes conducted a surprise attack and sunk or badly damaged eight battleships. The attack on Pearl Harbor was dubbed

Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin Incident
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident occurred on August 2 and 4, 1964, and saw US naval forces engage North Vietnamese patrol boats. While the attack on August 2 happened as reported, the second attack may not have taken place. As a result of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, President Lyndon Johnson was given as free hand in Southeast Asia by Congress.

War of 1812 History - New Orleans and Peace
The War of 1812 came to an official conclusion with the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve 1814. The terms of the treaty called for a return to status quo ante bellum and it was ratified by the Senate in early 1815. Due to the slowness of communication, some fighting, such as the Battle of New Orleans, took place after peace had been concluded.

War of 1812: New Orleans & Peace
The War of 1812 came to an official conclusion with the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve 1814. The terms of the treaty called for a return to status quo ante bellum and it was ratified by the Senate in early 1815. Due to the slowness of communication, some fighting, such as the Battle of New Orleans, took place after peace had been concluded. Page 2.

American Civil War Turning Points: Battle of Gettysburg
The two victories at Gettysburg, PA and Vicksburg, MS, turned the Civil War in the Union's favor. Culminating within a day of each other, Gettysburg and Vicksburg respectively put Lee on the defensive in the East and opened the Mississippi in the West, paving the way for the South's ultimate defeat.

Civil War Turning Points - American Civil War
The two victories at Gettysburg, PA and Vicksburg, MS, turned the Civil War in the Union's favor. Culminating within a day of each other, Gettysburg and Vicksburg respectively put Lee on the defensive in the East and opened the Mississippi in the West, paving the way for the South's ultimate defeat. Page 2.

Bristoe Campaign - American Civil War
The Bristoe Campaign was fought from October 13 to November 7, 1863, during the American Civil War and saw the Army of the Potomac and Army of Northern Virginia conduct inconclusive operations in Virginia.

Battle of Boydton Plank Road - American Civil War
The Battle of Boydton Plank Road was fought October 27-28, 1864, during the American Civil War and saw Union forces attempt to sever the Southside Railroad during the Siege of Petersburg.

Major General John Gibbon - American Civil War
Major General John Gibbon was a noted Union commander during the American Civil War who later saw extensive service during the Indian Wars of the late 19th century.

Battle of Mine Run - Civil War - Mine Run Campaign
The Battle of Mine Run was fought November 27-December 2, 1863, during the American Civil War. Seeking to move around the Confederate right flank, Union forces engaged the Confederates near Mine Run. Finding that the Confederates had fortified their position, Major General George G. Meade elected to break off the Battle of Mine Run.

USS Reprisal (CV-35) -World War II Carrier
USS Reprisal (CV-35) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that was laid down in 1944 and never completed due to the end of World War II.

USS Essex - CV-9 - World War II - Aircarft Carriers
USS Essex (CV-9) was an American aircraft carrier that entered service during World War II. The lead ship of the large Essex-class, USS Essex took part in the major campaigns in the Pacific and later served in the Korean War. Remaining in service until 1969, USS Essex served as a recovery ship for the early Apollo space missions.

Battle of the Falkland Islands - World War I
The Battle of the Falklands was fought on December 8, 1914, between ships of the Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy and saw the British destroy the German force.

Werner Voss - World War I Ace
Werner Voss was noted German ace during World War I who was a friend of the Red Baron and downed 48 aircraft before his death in 1917.

Mexican American War - An Overview
The Mexican-American War was fought between 1846 and 1848 and saw the United States win a decisive victory which greatly enlarged its lands in the West.

USS Kearsarge - BB-5 - US Navy - Great White Fleet
USS Kearsarge (BB-5) was the lead ship of the US Nayv's Kearsarge-class battleships. Entering service in 1900, USS Kearsarge sailed around the world with the Great White Fleet. Later converted to a crane ship, USS Kearsarge remained in service until 1955.

USS Kearsarge (CV-33) - Vietnam War
USS Kearsarge (CV-33) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that served in the US Navy and operated during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Major General William Dorsey Pender - American Civil War
Major General William Dorsey Pender was a noted Confederate division commander during the American Civil War who served in the Army of Northern Virginia and was mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg.

End of the Vietnam War - Fall of Saigon
With the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in January 1973, the United States ended its direct involvement in the Vietnam War. In 1974, North Vietnam began offensive operations against South Vietnam. The Vietnam War ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

War of 1812: Battle of Lake Erie
A decisive naval engagement of the War of 1812, the Battle of Lake Erie saw an American squadron capture its British counterpart. Fought on September 10, 1813, Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry engaged the British near Put-in-Bay, OH. Following a prolonged fight, six British ships were captured.

Vietnamization of the Vietnam War
A look at the latter stages of US participation in the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War General William Westmoreland - Profile
General William Westmoreland is best remembered as the commander of US forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1968. Lured into committing a large percentage of his forces to Khe Sanh, he was surprised by the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive. In June 1968, William Westmoreland left Vietnam to become US Army Chief of Staff and was replaced by Gen. Creighton Abrams.

Vietnam War Escalation and Americanization
Following the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1964, American forces entered the Vietnam War. Over the next few years, the American presence in Southeast Asia grew and increasingly US forces took over fighting the Vietnam War. US troops continued to expand their role in the Vietnam War and won several battlefield victories.

World War II: V-1 Flying Bomb - Military History
The V-1 flying bomb was developed by Germany during World War II as a vengeance weapon and was an early unguided cruise missile.

Hawker Tempest - World War II
The Hawker Tempest was a British fighter during World War II which entered service in January 1944 and became one of the Royal Air Force's most powerful fighters of the conflict.

F-86 Sabre - Korean War Fighter
The F-86 Sabre was the iconic US aircraft of the Korean War. Introduced in 1949, the F-86 Sabre saw extensive service over the Korean Peninsula between 1950 and 1953.

Battle of Bennington - American Revolution
The Battle of Bennington was fought August 16, 1777 during the American Revolution and was a prelude to the Battle of Saratoga.

Battle of Nancy - Burgundian Wars Battle of Nancy
The Battle of Nancy was fought January 5, 1477, and was the decisive battle of the Burgundian Wars. Besieging Nancy, Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy was attacked by a large relief force led by Duke Rene of Lorraine. Overwhelming the Bugundian position outside Nancy, Rene's forces drove off the enemy, killing Charles in the process.