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American Civil War: General Philip H. Sheridan
General Philip H. Sheridan rose to prominence during the Civil War. A gifted commander, he first served with the the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater, before coming east to command the Army of the Potomac's cavalry and the Army of the Shenandoah. Sheridan later rose to general of the army and oversaw US forces during the Indian Wars in the West.

Edwin V. Sumner - Civil War - Union - Major General
Major General Edwin V. Sumner was a Union commander during the Civil War. Edwin V. Sumner took part in the Mexican-American War and quickly rose to corps command in the Army of the Potomac during the early years of the Civil War. Edwin V. Sumner left his command following the Battle of Fredericksburg.

John Pope - Civil War - Major General John Pope
Major General John Pope was a Union commander during the Civil War. A West Point graduate, John Pope saw action during the Mexican-American War and later had success in the West during the opening months of the Civil War. Brought east, John Pope was badly defeated at the Second Battle of Manassas in August 1862 and as a result was removed from command.

William Rosecrans - General William Rosecrans - Civil War - Army of the Cumberland
Major General William S. Rosecrans was a Union commander that saw extensive service in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Given command of the Army of the Cumberland, William Rosecrans fought at Stones River before conducting the brilliant Tullahoma Campaign which took Chattanooga. William Rosecrans' reputation was shattered when he was badly beaten at the Battle of Chickamauga and fled the field.

American Civil War: Major General John F. Reynolds
Major General John Reynolds was a Union leader during the Civil War. A veteran of the Mexican-American War, John Reynolds saw action during the Sevens Days Battles, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, and the Chancellorsville. Leadin the Union I Corps, John Reynolds was killed during the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

John Sedgwick - Major General - Civil War - Union
Major General John Sedgwick was a Union corps commander during the Civil War. A native of Connecticut, John Sedgwick saw service during the Mexican-American and quickly moved up the ranks during the Civil War. Leading the Union VI Corps in 1863 and 1864, John Sedgwick was killed by a sharpshooter at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

Fitz John Porter - Civil War - Major General
Major General Fitz John Porter was a Union commander during the American Civil War. Serving in the Army of the Potomac, Fitz John Porter took part in the campaigns of 1862. Later that year, Fitz John Porter was court-martialed for his actions at the Second Battle of Manassas.

David Beatty - World War I - Royal Navy - Battle of Jutland
Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Beatty led the British Grand Fleet during the second half of World War I. A rising star in the Royal Navy, he was youngest admiral since Horatio Nelson. A key player in World War I, he commanded British forces at the Heligoland Bight and Dogger Bank, as well as led the battlecruisers at Jutland.

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.

Horatio Nelson - Biography of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson
Born in 1758, Horatio Nelson rose to become one the world's greatest naval leaders. Horatio Nelson's victories at the Battle of the Nile, the Battle of Copenhagen, and the Battle of Trafalgar played a key role in the defeat of Revolutionary France and Napoleon. Horatio Nelson fell mortally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

George McClellan - Union Civil War General
George McClellan was a Union general during the Civil War who organized the Army of the Potomac. Leading it during the Peninsula Campaign, McClellan was defeated by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Again leading the army at Antietam, McClellan failed to win a decisive victory and his slow pursuit of the enemy led to his removal.

George McClellan - Civil War General George McClellan
George McClellan was a Union general during the Civil War who organized the Army of the Potomac. Leading it during the Peninsula Campaign, McClellan was defeated by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Again leading the army at Antietam, McClellan failed to win a decisive victory and his slow pursuit of the enemy led to his removal. Page 2.

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.

Philip Kearny - General Kearny - Civil War
Major General Philip Kearny was a Union commander during the Civil War. Born to a wealthy family, Philip Kearny aspired to military career and later saw action during the Mexican-American War. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Philip Kearny took part in the Peninsula Campaign and the Second Battle of Manassas before being killed at the Battle of Chantilly.

Irvin McDowell - American Civil War - Major General - First Battle of Bull Run
Major General Irvin McDowell was a Union officer during the American Civil War. In 1861, Irvin McDowell led Union troops at the First Battle of Bull Run and was defeated by Confederate forces. The following year, Irvin McDowell led troops in Virginia and was partially to blame for the defeat at Second Manassas.

James McPherson - Civil War James McPherson - Army of the Tennessee
Major General James McPherson was a Union commander during the Civil War. Serving in the West with Major General Ulysses Grant, James McPherson rapidly rose through the ranks and commanded a corps during the Vicksburg Campaign. Given command of the Army of the Tennesse in 1864, James McPherson led it until his death at the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864.

Nelson Miles - General Nelson Appleton Miles - US Army
General Nelson A. Miles was a noted American commander during the Civil War, Indian Wars, and Spanish-American War. Earning his stars during the Civil War, Nelson Miles became a famous Indian fighter and oversaw the campaign to capture Geronimo. Nelson Miles later led the invasion of Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War.

Oliver O. Howard - Civil War - Major General - Oliver Otis Howard
Major General Oliver O. Howard was a Union commander during the American Civil War. Graduating from West Point in 1854, Oliver O. Howard quickly moved through the ranks during the early months of the Civil War and led the Union XI Corps at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Transferred west, Oliver O. Howard took part in the Atlanta Campaign and later commanded the Army of the Tennessee.

Andrew A. Humphreys - Civil War - Major General Andrew Humphreys
Major General Andrew A. Humphreys graduated from West Point in 1831 and saw extensive service in the Corps of Engineers. During the Civil War, Andrew A. Humphreys served in the Army of the Potomac and rose to command II Corps. After the war, Andrew A. Humphreys became Chief of Engineers and held the post until his retirement in 1879.

Henry Halleck - Civil War - Major General Henry Halleck
Major General Henry W. Halleck was a Union commander during the American Civil War. Seeing action in the West, Henry Halleck became the Union general-in-chief in July 1862. In early 1864, with Ulysses S. Grant's elevation to general-in-chief, Henry Halleck became chief of staff.

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 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.

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.

John Fremont - John C. Fremont - Civil War - Valley Campaign
Major General John C. Frémont was a Union commander during the Civil War. A noteworthy explorer before the war, John C. Frémont was the Republican Party's first presidential candidate. During the Civil War, he was beaten by Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley.

Abner Doubleday - Biography of Civil War General Abner Doubleday
Born in 1819, Abner Doubleday attended West Point and graduated as an artillery officer. After firing the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, Doubleday quickly rose through the Union ranks. After the death of Gen. John Reynolds at Gettysburg, Doubleday ably led I Corps against the Confederates. After the battle, Doubleday left the Army of the Potomac due to a feud with Gen. George Meade and served out the war at Washington DC.

Benjamin Grierson - Civil War- Grierson's Raid - Vicksburg Campaign
Major General Benjamin Grierson was a Union cavalry commander during the American Civil War. Ascending to brigade commander, Benjamin Grierson led a daring raid through Mississippi during the Vicksbirg Campaign. Further rising through the ranks, Benjamin Grierson led cavalry formations until the end of the war and later served on the western frontier.

Edward Canby - Civil War - Union General
Major General Edward Canby was a Union commander during the American Civil War. Gaining fame for his efforts in New Mexico, Edward Canby later directed the campaign against Mobile, AL. Edward Canby was killed in 1873 while negotiating with the Modocs.

Benjamin Butler - Civil War - Major General - Governor of Massachusetts
Major General Benjamin Butler was a controversial political general during the American Civil War. Appointed in 1861, Benjamin Butler oversaw forces in Maryland and Virginia before assuming control of Union forces at New Orleans. Benjamin Butler was relieved in early 1865 after a failed attack on Fort Fisher in North Carolina.

Don Carlos Buell - Civil War - Union Army
Major General Don Carlos Buell was Union commander during the Civil War. A native of Ohio, Don Carlos Buell saw service during the Mexican-American War and was appointed a brigadier general following the beginning of the Civil War. Leading the Army of the Ohio, Don Carlos Buell saw action at Shiloh, Perryville, and during the Siege of Corinth.

Nathaniel Banks - Civil War - Major General - Union
Major General Nathaniel P. Banks was a Union commander during the Civil War. The governor of Massachusetts before the war, Nathaniel Banks saw service during the Valley Campaign of 1862 and later led the successful Siege of Port Hudson. Nathaniel Banks later oversaw the unsuccessful Red River Campaign.

World War 1 - World War 1 1914 Opening Campaigns
With the outbreak of World War I, the European powers began mobilizing their armies. Attacking through Belgium, Germany struck France and after initial success was halted at the Battle of the Marne. In the east, the Russians were defeated by the Germans at Tannenburg, but won a victory over the Austrians in Galicia. Page 2.

World War 1 - World War 1 1914 Opening Campaigns
With the outbreak of World War I, the European powers began mobilizing their armies. Attacking through Belgium, Germany struck France and after initial success was halted at the Battle of the Marne. In the east, the Russians were defeated by the Germans at Tannenburg, but won a victory over the Austrians in Galicia. Page 3.

World War 1 - World War 1 1914 Opening Campaigns
With the outbreak of World War I, the European powers began mobilizing their armies. Attacking through Belgium, Germany struck France and after initial success was halted at the Battle of the Marne. In the east, the Russians were defeated by the Germans at Tannenburg, but won a victory over the Austrians in Galicia.

Battle of Charleroi - World War I
The Battle of Charleroi was fought on August 21-23, 1914, along the Sambre River during the opening campaign of World War I and saw French forces driven back by the Germans.

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.

Joseph Joffre - World War I - French General
Marshal Joseph Joffre was a French commander during World War I. Overseeing the victory at the First Battle of the Marne, Joseph Joffre served as command-in-chief of the French Army. Replaced in 1916, Joseph Joffre still received the title of Marshal of France.

Battle of the Ice - Battle of the Ice Lake Peipus
The Battle of the Ice was fought April 5, 1242, during the Northern Crusades. The Battle of the Ice saw Crusader forces engage Novgorod and the Grand Duchy of Vladimir on the frozen surface of Lake Peipus. In the fighting on the ice, the Russians won a clear victory and halted Crusader aggression.

Heinkel He 162 - World War II Fighter
The Heinkel He 162 was a German jet fighter developed during World War II which saw limited service in the conflict's final months.

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

Battle of Cambrai - World War I - Western Front - Tanks
The Battle of Cambrai was fought November 20-December 6, 1917, and saw British forces make the first successful use of tanks. Attacking towards Cambrai, the British initially made great gains causing the Germans to consider abandoning the town. Bringing reserves to Cambrai, German counterattacks recovered almost all of the lost ground.

Battle of Langport - English Civil War Battle of Langport
The Battle of Langport was fought July 10, 1645, during the English Civil War. Advancing after the Battle of Naseby, the New Model Army sought to destroy the last Royalist field army. Engaging Lord Goring at the Battle of Langport, the Parliamentarians won a victory.

Brigadier General Robert H. Milroy - American Civil War
Brigadier General Robert H. Milroy was a Union commander during the American Civil War who fought in the Shenandoah Valley.

World War II - World War II Experiences
The largest conflict in history, World War II saw unprecedented losses and forever altered the landscape. Here readers respond with their own experiences regarding the World War II. This is a place for veterans to share their stories and connect with their comrades.

Vietnam War - Vietnam War Experiences
The Vietnam War helped define a generation. Here readers respond with their own experiences regarding the Vietnam War. This is a place for veterans to share their stories and connect with their comrades.

World War II Admirals - Top 5 World War II Admirals
World War II saw the rise of great admirals in each of the combatant nations. Here we profile five of the best admirals to command fleets during the conflict. Page 2.

World War II Admirals - Top 5 World War II Admirals
World War II saw the rise of great admirals in each of the combatant nations. Here we profile five of the best admirals to command fleets during the conflict.

Battle of Ridgefield - American Revolution - Benedict Arnold - Revolutionary War
The Battle of Ridgefield was fought April 27, 1777, during the American Revolution. Raiding into Connecticut, British forces destroyed a depot at Danbury before coming under attack at the Battle of Ridgefield. The fighting at the Battle of Ridgefield saw Brigadier General Benedict Arnold attempt to halt the enemy as they withdrew.

Battle of Groton Heights - American Revolution Battle of Groton Heights - Benedict Arnold at the Batle of Groton Heights
On September 6, 1781, American forces were defeated at the Battle of Groton Heights. Raiding New London, CT, British troops, led by traitor Benedict Arnold, landed and burned the town. Advancing on Fort Griswold, the Battle of Groton Heights saw the British storm and capture the fort against American opposition.

American Revolution - Revolutionary War - Battles - 1775
A list of American Revolution battles fought in 1775.

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.

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.

Siege of Fort St. Jean - American Revolution - Siege of Fort St. John - Revolutionary War
The Siege of Fort St. Jean was fought in the fall of 1775 during the American Revolution. Pushing north into Canada, American forces laid siege to Fort St. Jean and captured it after several weeks. The success at the Siege of Fort St. Jean opened the way for the American invasion of Canada.

Battle of Quebec 1775 - American Revolution
The Battle of Quebec was fought on December 30/31, 1775, when American troops led by Brig. Gen. Richard Montgomery attempted to storm the city. Attacking from two directions, the Americans under Montgomery were stopped following the general's death. The Battle of Quebec concluded when forces under Col. Benedict Arnold were replused and captured on the north side of the city.

Trent Affair - Civil War - Trent Affair Crisis
The Trent Affair was a diplomatic crisis during the early days of the Civil War. The Trent Affair began when two Confederate diplomats were removed from a British ship by the US Navy. Several weeks of tension ensued until the Trent Affair was resolved by the Lincoln Administration releasing the two agents.

Vietnam War: Battle of Dak to (Kontum Province)
The Battle of Dak To began as attempt by the North Vietnamese to destroy a sizable US force in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. This attack was disrupted by US forces and the three week Battle of Dak To ensued with American troops fighting to dislodge the North Vietnamese from a series of fortified hills and ridges. After heavy fighting, the Americans were able to win the Battle of Dak To and force the North Vietnamese to retreat.

World War II: The Battle of Taranto
The Battle of Taranto was fought on the night of November 11/12, 1940, and consisted of a British aerial attack on the Italian fleet. Flying from HMS Illustrious, 21 Fairey Swordfish torpedo bombers struck the anchorage at Taranto, sinking one battleship and crippling two more. The attack on Taranto forces the Italians to withdraw their fleet farther north and helped inspire the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Major General Franz Sigel - American Civil War
Major General Franz Sigel was a German-American commander during the American Civil War who saw service in the West and in Virginia.

Vietnam War: Hill 937 becomes Hamburger Hill
May 10-20, 1969 - US troops capture Hill 937, a.k.a. Hamburger Hill, after a prolonged battle. Advancing into the A Shau Valley as part of Operation Apache

World War II: Carl A. Spaatz Born
June 28, 1891 - Future Chief of the Staff of the US Air Force Carl A. Spaatz (right) is born at Boyertown, PA. Graduating from West Point in 1914, he

War of 1812: "We have met the enemy and they are ours!"
September 10, 1813 - Master Commandant Oliver H. Perry (right) defeats the British at the Battle of Lake Erie. Through the first half of 1813, American and

American Revolution: The Turning Point
September 19, 1777 - American and British forces open the Battle of Saratoga at Freeman's Farm. In 1777, Maj. Gen. John Burgoyne commenced a plan to sever

World War II: The Desert Fox
November 15, 1891 - Erwin Rommel (right) is born at Heidenheim, Germany. Entering the army in 1910, Rommel saw service on multiple fronts during World War I

World War II: German Troops Occupy the Sudetenland
October 10, 1938 - As a result of the Munich Agreement, German troops complete their occupation of the Sudetenland. Having successfully claimed Austria in

World War II: Douglas TBD Devastator
Often dubbed a failure due to its brief World War II service, the Douglas TBD Devastator was a revolutionary aircraft at the time of its introduction.

Tipu Sultan Killed as Seringapatam Falls
May 4, 1799 - After opening a breach in the outer wall, British and sepoy troops storm the city of Seringapatam, killing Tipu Sultan and ending the Fourth

First Crusade: Siege of Antioch
June 3, 1098 - After an eight-month siege, the city of Antioch (right) falls to the Christian army of the First Crusade. Arriving at the city on October

Korean War: North Korea Invades!
June 25, 1950 - North Korean troops sweep across the 38th Parallel invading South Korea and beginning the Korean War. In the waning days World War II, the

Seven Years' War: Battle of Domstadtl
June 30, 1758 - Austrian troops attack and decimate a large Prussian supply convoy near the village of Domašov in Moravia. Invading Moravia in the spring

American Revolution: John Paul Jones Captures HMS Serapis
September 23, 1779 - In a naval battle off Flamborough Head, John Paul Jones and Bonhomme Richard (left) captures HMS Serapis. Departing France in August

Vietnam War: Battle of Dak To Begins
November 3, 1967 - In the Central Highlands of Vietnam, the Battle of Dak To (right) begins as American and North Vietnamese forces clash. The Battle of

US Navy: Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
USS Chesapeake was a US Navy frigate that was part of the 1807 Chesapeake-Leopard Affair and later captured by HMS Shannon during the War of 1812.

American Civil War: Reynolds Born
Major General John Reynolds was a key Union commander during the Civil War who was killed during the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

American Civil War: Lt. Gen. Richard Ewell
Lieutenant General Richard Ewell was a Confederate commander during the Civil War and saw extensive action with the Army of Northern Virginia's Second Corps.

American Civil War: McDowell Beaten at Bull Run
Major General Irvin McDowell was a Union commander during the American Civil War who was defeated at the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861.

American Civil War: Sumner Dies
Major General Edwin V. Sumner was a Union commander during the Civil War and saw action during the Seven Days' Battles, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.

American Civil War: The Knight of Romance
Major General Alfred Pleasonton was a Union cavalry commander during the Civil War who played key roles at the Battles of Brandy Station and Gettysburg.

World War II: The Big Three Meet
November 1, 1943 - Roosevelt, Churchill, and (right) open the Tehran Conference. The first face-to-face meeting of the

War of 1812: Commodore Stephen Decatur Born
March 22, 1820 - Commodore Stephen Decatur (right) dies following a duel with Commodore James Barron. The son a naval officer, Stephen Decatur entered the

War of the Spanish Succession: Marlborough Triumphant at Ramillies
May 23, 1706 - The Duke of Marlborough (left) crushes the French at the Battle of Ramillies. Advancing through the the Spanish Netherlands, an army of the

World War II: Bombers Hit Schweinfurt & Regensburg
August 17, 1943 - American bombers (left) launch the first Schweinfurt-Regensburg raid. In accordance with the Pointblank Directive, which called for the

World War II: Dieppe Raid Fails
August 19, 1942 - Allied efforts to raid Dieppe, France (right) fail completely. The brainchild of the British Chief of Combined Operations, Lord Louis

Civil War 150th: Grant's Regret
May 31-June 12, 1864 - Union and Confederate armies meet at the Battle of Cold Harbor. Pushing south after the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania

World War I: USS Delaware (BB-28)
Commissioned in 1910, USS Delaware (BB-28) was the lead ship in its class and saw service in World War I before being sold for scrap in 1924.

Cold War: SR-71 Blackbird First Flies
December 22, 1964 - The SR-71 Blackbird (right) first takes to the sky. One of the most distinctive and visually impressive aircraft flown by the US Air

World War I: USS Michigan (BB-27)
USS Michigan (BB-27) was a South Carolina-class battleship commissioned in 1910 that saw service during World War I.

American Civil War: Armistead Born
Brigadier General Lewis Armistead was a Confederate commander during the Civil War who took part in Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg and was mortally wounded.

War of 1812: William Bainbridge Born
Commodore William Bainbridge was an officer in the US Navy who saw extensive service during the Quasi-War, Barbary Wars, and War of 1812 and is best known for his capture of HMS Java.

American Revolution: Lincoln Leaves Savannah
Major General Benjamin Lincoln was a commander in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

American Civil War: Butler Beaten
Major General Benjamin Butler was a controversial Union commander during the Civil War who led troops at New Orleans and in Virginia before being relieved in early 1865.

World War I: USS North Dakota (BB-29)
USS North Dakota (BB-29) was a Delaware-class battleship that entered service in 1910. Serving off Veracruz in 1914, it remained in home waters during World War I.

American Revolution: Battle of Ridgefield
The Battle of Ridgefield was fought April 27, 1777, during the American Revolution and saw British forces raid into Connecticut.

American Civil War: Victory at Champion Hill
The Battle of Champion Hill was fought May 16, 1863, during the American Civil War and saw Union forces triumph over Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's army.

American Civil War: Battle of Big Black River Bridge
The Battle of Big Black River Bridge was fought May 17, 1863, and saw Union forces win a clear victory before pressing on to Vicksburg.

World War I: USS South Carolina (BB-26)
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World War II: Carriers Battle in the Coral Sea
May 4-8, 1942 - US carriers block a Japanese thrust towards Port Moresby at the Battle of the Coral Sea. With the Philippines secured, the Japanese sought

Civil War 150th: VMI Cadets Help Win Battle of New Market
May 15, 1864 - Confederate forces win the Battle of New Market. Operating in conjunction with Lieutenant Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's main advance in Virginia,

World War II: British Escape Dunkirk
May 25, 1940 - British General Lord Gort decides to evacuate troops from France (right) beginning the Battle of Dunkirk. On May 24, 1940, Hitler urged

Russo-Japanese War: Russians Crushed at Tsushima
May 27-28, 1905 - The Japanese destroy the Russian fleet at the Battle of Tsushima. Following several reverses in the conflict, Tsar Nicholas II dispatched

American Revolution: Fort Ticonderoga Falls
May 10, 1775 - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga (right). Built between 1755 and 1758 by the French, Fort Ticonderoga was

World War II: The Dambusters Strike
May 17, 1943 - British bombers conduct the famous Dambuster Raids. Seeking to inflict damage on water and electricity production in the Ruhr, the Royal Air

Wars of the Roses: Lancastrians Undone at Tewkesbury
May 4, 1471 - Lancastrian forces are defeated by Edward IV at the Battle of Tewkesbury. Landing on the same day that the Earl of Warwick was defeated at the

American Civil War: Third Battle of Winchester
The Third Battle of Winchester was fought September 19, 1864, and saw Union forces win a decisive victory over Lt. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederate army.

Civil War 150th: Sherman Attacks at Resaca
May 13-15, 1864 - Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman (right) fights the Battle of Resaca during his Atlanta Campaign. Pushing south from Chattanooga, Sherman

War of 1812: Disaster at the River Raisin
The Battle of Frenchtown was fought January 18-23, 1813, during the War of 1812 and saw American forces defeated and a large number of prisoners massacred.

American Civil War: Major General Gouverneur K. Warren
Major General Gouverneur K. Warren was a Union commander during the American Civil War who played a key role at the Battle of Gettysburg and later led V Corps.

US Navy: USS Idaho (BB-24)
USS Idaho (BB-24) was a US Navy battleship that entered service in 1908 and served for six years until being sold to Greece.

Franco-Prussian War: Paris Surrenders
January 28, 1871 - After enduring four and a half months of siege (left), Paris surrenders to Prussian forces. Following the French defeat at Sedan in

Napoleonic Wars: Siege of Badajoz Begins
March 16, 1812 - The forces of the Earl of Wellington besiege the city of Badajoz, Spain. Following the capture of Almeida and Ciudad Rodrigo, the Earl of

American Revolution: The War Begins at Lexington
April 19, 1775 - The American Revolution begins with fighting at Lexington (left) and Concord. Early on the morning of April 19, 1775, 700 British troops

Ireland: Battle of Clontarf
April 23, 1014 - Munster Irish and Leinster forces clash outside of the Dublin at the Battle of Clontarf. In 1013, the King of Leinster, Máel Mórda mac

Vietnam War: First B-52 Flies
November 22, 1972 - The first US B-52 Stratofortress (right) is shot down during the Vietnam War. First flying in 1952, the B-52 Stratofortress became the

Civil War 150th: Porter at Arkansas Post
January 11, 1863 - RAdm. David D. Porter (right) aids in the attack on Arkansas Post. The son of War of 1812 hero and commander of the Mexican Navy

Napoleonic Wars: Fireships in Basque Roads
April 11, 1809 - Captain Thomas Cochrane opens the Battle of the Basque Roads (right).  Having blockaded a French fleet of eleven ships of the line in

Royal Navy: Mutiny on the Bounty
April 28, 1789 - Lt. William Bligh is deposed during the Mutiny on the Bounty (right).  Sailing from Britain in December 1787, Bounty was tasked with taking

World War II: "Hap" Arnold Dies
January 15, 1950 - Gen. Henry

World War II: Johnson Dies
January 30, 2001 - Noted British ace Air Vice Marshal James

Vietnam War: Grumman A-6 Intruder
The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an all-weather attack fighter used by the US Navy and Marine Corps from the 1960s to the 1990s which saw extensive service during the Vietnam War and Gulf War.

World War I: USS New Hampshire (BB-25)
USS New Hampshire (BB-25) was a Connecticut-class battleship the entered commission in 1908 and later saw service in World War I.

American Revolution: Siege of Fort Mifflin
The Siege of Fort Mifflin was fought September 26 to November 16, 1777, and saw American forces in the Delaware River hold out against numerous British attacks until being forced to evacuate.

Civil War 150th: Taylor Wins at Mansfield
The Battle of Mansfield was fought April 8, 1864, during the Civil War and saw Confederate forces win a victory and halt the Union's Red River Campaign.

US Navy: USS Mississippi (BB-23)
USS Mississippi (BB-23) was an American battleship that entered service in 1908 and was later sold to Greece in 1914.

Great White Fleet: USS Louisiana (BB-19)
USS Louisiana (BB-19) was a Connecticut-class battleship that entered service in 1906 and sailed with the Great White Fleet before taking part in World War I.

American Civil War: Battle of Yellow Tavern
The Battle of Yellow Tavern was fought May 11, 1864 and saw Union cavalry win a victory while also mortally wounding Major General J.E.B. Stuart.

American Civil War: Battle of Trevilian Station
The Battle of Trevilian Station was fought June 11-12, 1864, and saw Confederate cavalry forces defeat their Union counterparts.

American Civil War: Gen. Philip H. Sheridan is Born
March 6, 1831 - Philip H. Sheridan (left) is born at Albany, NY. Graduating from West Point in 1853, Sheridan was assigned to the 1st US Infantry at Fort

First Punic War: Battle of the Aegates Islands
March 10, 241 BC - The Roman fleet defeats the Carthaginians at the Battle of the Aegates Islands. In 242 BC, Rome constructed a new fleet with the goal of

World War II: German Panther Tank
Conceived as a direct response to the Soviet T-34, the German Panzer V Panther (right) was designed by Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG. Featuring a

World War II: Messerschmitt Me 262 Captured
March 30, 1945 - A German pilot defects and delivers a Messerschmitt Me 262 (right) to the Allies. Though generally thought of as a late-war weapon, design

American Revolution: Cornwallis Bled at Guilford Court House
March 15, 1781 - Maj. Gen. Lord Charles Cornwallis wins a bloody victory at the Battle of Guilford Court House. After retreating into Virginia, Major

World War II: The Great Escape Begins
March 24, 1944 - Allied prisoners begin the Great Escape at Stalag Luft III. Built to be deter escapes with raised barracks, sandy soil, and high fences,

World War I: Foch Dies
Marshal Ferdinand Foch was a key French leader during World War I who rose to become supreme Allied commander.

Anglo-Zulu War: British Triumph at Kambula
The Battle of Kambula was fought March 29, 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War and saw British forces win a clear victory.

Korean War: Matthew Ridgway Born
March 3, 1895 - General Matthew B. Ridgway (right) is born. A self-professed

American Civil War: Assault at Fort Stedman
The Battle of Fort Stedman was fought March 25, 1864, during the American Civil War and saw Confederate forces unsuccessfully attack the Union lines at Petersburg.

Great White Fleet: USS Vermont (BB-20)
Commissioned in 1907, USS Vermont (BB-20) saw service with the Great White Fleet and in World War I.

Great White Fleet: USS Kansas (BB-21)
USS Kansas (BB-21) was a Connecticut-class battleship that took part in the cruise of the Great White Fleet and served until 1921.

Great White Fleet: USS Minnesota (BB-22)
USS Minnesota (BB-22) was a Connecticut-class battleship that saw service with the Great White Fleet and later took part in World War I.

Mexican-American War: Siege of Fort Texas
The Siege of Fort Texas was fought May 3-9, 1846, during the Mexican-American War and saw the fort hold out against Mexican forces.

Russo-Japanese War: Japan Attack at Port Arthur
February 8/9, 1904 - The Japanese begin the Battle of Port Arthur (right). On the night of February 8/9, 1904, Admiral Togo Heihachiro opened the

Second Boer War: Boers Surrender at Paardeberg
February 27, 1900 - Boer commanders surrender to the British ending the Battle of Paardeberg. Following the British relief of Kimberley on February 15, 1900,

World War II: ABDA Forces Retreat from the Java Sea
February 28, 1942 - American-British-Dutch-Australian forces retreat from the Battle of the Java Sea. With Japanese forces approaching Java, Dutch Rear

Mexican-American War: John Wool Born
Major General John Wool was an American commander that saw service during the War of 1812, Mexican-American War, and the Civil War.

American Revolution: Treaty of Alliance Signed
February 6, 1778 - The Treaty of Alliance (right) between the United States and France is signed in Paris. Dispatched to Paris in late 1776, American

World War II: Corregidor Retaken
The Battle of Corregidor was fought February 16-26, 1945, during World War II and saw American forces retake the island.

Military Aviation: Billy Mitchell Dies
February 19, 1936 - Military aviation pioneer Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell (right) dies in New York City.  The son a weathy senator from Wisconsin, Mitchell

Great White Fleet: USS New Jersey (BB-16)
USS New Jersey (BB-16) entered service in 1906 and took part in the cruise of the Great White Fleet and later served in World War I.

World War II: Mitsubishi G4M Betty
The Mitsubishi G4M Betty was a Japanese medium bomber that saw extensive service during World War II in the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and China.

World War II: USS Wasp (CV-18)
USS Wasp (CV-18) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that entered service in 1943 and saw extensive service in World War II and remained in the fleet until 1972.

Great White Fleet: USS Rhode Island (BB-17)
USS Rhode Island (BB-17) was a Virginia-class battleship that took part in the cruise of the Great White Fleet and World War I before being sold for scrap in 1923.

American Revolution: Victory at Kettle Creek
The Battle of Kettle Creek was fought February 14, 1779, and saw American forces scatter Loyalist militia in northern Georgia.

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.

Battle of Coronel - World War I Battle of Coronel
The Battle of Coronel was an early naval battle during World War I. Clashing off Coronel, Chile, the German East Asiatic Squadron soundly defeated a British fleet sent to stop them from reaching the Atlantic. The Battle of Coronel was the first major British defeat at sea since 1814.

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.

Airspeed Horsa - World War II Glider
The Airspeed Horsa was a transport glider used by the Allies during World War II which saw service during a variety of airborne operations.

James S. Wadsworth - Civl War - Brigadier General
Brigadier General James S. Wadsworth was noted New Yorker who served as a division commander in the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War and played a key role at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Indian Ocean Raid - World War II - Easter Sunday Raid
The Indian Ocean Raid was conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy between March 31 and April 10, 1942, during World War II. Entering the Indian Ocean, Japanese carrier led by Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo attacked Ceylon and British forces in the region. The Indian Ocean Raid saw the British lose several ships including a carrier.

World War II Naval Battles - Pacific
A listing of World War II naval battles that were fought in the Pacific Ocean.

Edward Vernon - Admiral Vernon - Royal Navy - Old Grog
Admiral Edward Vernon was a noted commander in the Royal Navy during the 18th century. Edward Vernon earned fame for his service in the Caribbean during the Wars of Jenkins' Ear and the Austrian Succession. One of Edward Vernon's lasting contributions was the invention of grog, a rum-water drink that has long been consumed by the Royal Navy's sailors.

Crimean War: Battle of Balaclava - Charge of the Light Brigade
The Battle of Balaclava was fought October 25, 1854, during the Crimean War. Seeking to capture the British base at Balaclava, Russian forces attacked into the area. This was halted by British and French forces and included the famed Charge of the Light Brigade.

Battle of the Eastern Solomons - World War II Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Allied and Japanese naval forces clashed at the Battle of the Eastern Solomons on August 24-25, 1942. The second major naval battle of the Guadalcanal Campaign, the engagement saw both fleets launch repeated air strikes against each other. Though both sides ultimately withdrew from the fight, American forces succeeded in sinking the light carrier Ryujo.

Operation Ten-Go - World War II Operation Ten-Go
Operation Ten-Go was a last ditch attempt by the Japanese to aid the garrison on Okinawa. Calling for the superbattleship Yamato and its escorts to break through the US fleet, Operation Ten-Go was a glorified suicide mission. On April 7, 1945, Yamato and its escorts were attacked and sunk by Allied air attacks.

Battle of Santa Cruz - World War II Battle of Santa Cruz
The Battle of Santa Cruz was fought October 25-27, 1942, during World War II. Part of the Guadalcanal Campaign, the Battle of Santa Cruz saw Japanese naval forces engage the US Navy in support of an offensive on the island. In the fighting, the US lost a carrier, but inflicted severe aircrew losses on the Japanese.

World War II: Consolidated PBY Catalina
The Consolidated PBY Catalina was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II and saw employment as a reconnaissance, patrol, search and rescue, and attack aircraft.

Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon - American Civil War
Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon as a Union commander during the early months of the Civil War who played a key role in operations in Missouri before being killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek.

Benjamin Lincoln - American Revolution - Major General - Revolutionary War
Major General Benjamin Lincoln was a commander in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Present at the Battle of Saratoga, Benjamin Lincoln later led the Southern Department and was captured during the Siege of Charleston. Exhanged, Benjamin Lincoln later received the British surrender at the Battle of Yorktown.

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.

World War II: Grumman TBF Avenger
The Grumman TBF Avenger was the US Navy's principal torpedo bomber during World War II. Entering service in 1942, the Avenger first saw combat at the Battle of Midway. The TBF Avenger served throughout the war and saw service with several nations.

American Revolution: Yorktown & Victory
The Battle of Yorktown was the final major battle of the American Revolution. Fought in Virginia, the Battle of Yorktown saw Gen. George Washington capture the army of General Lord Charles Cornwallis. The victory at Yorktown persuaded the British to begin peace negotiations which resulted in the Treaty of Paris and recognition of American independence.

Battle of Yorktown - American Revolution - Treaty of Paris - Revolutionary War
The Battle of Yorktown was the final major battle of the American Revolution. Fought in Virginia, the Battle of Yorktown saw Gen. George Washington capture the army of General Lord Charles Cornwallis. The victory at Yorktown persuaded the British to begin peace negotiations which resulted in the Treaty of Paris and recognition of American independence. Page 2.

Penobscot Expedition - American Revolution
The Penobscot Expedition took place in July and August 1779 during the American Revolution and was a failed attempt by American forces to expel the British from Maine.

George Meade - General George Meade - American Civil War
Major General George G. Meade was key Union commander during the Civil War. George Meade is best known for leading the Army of the Potomac to victory at the Battle of Gettysburg. Meade led the army for the remainder of the war.

A.P. Hill - General A.P. Hill - Civil War - Army of Northern Virginia
Lieutenant General A.P. Hill was noted Confederate corps commander during the Civil War. Rising through the ranks of the Army of Northern Virginia, A.P. Hill saw action at most of the army's major battles. A.P. Hill was killed in April 1865 during the final battle for Petersburg.

Battle of Westport - American Civil War
The Battle of Westport was fought October 23, 1864, and saw Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis defeat a Confederate army in Missouri led by Major General Sterling Price.

Military Weapons, Equipment, and Vehicles
Few things accelerate technological change like warfare, as the side with the most advanced weapons often triumphs in battle. In this section, examine the weapons and vehicles that had a major impact on the battlefield and ultimately changed history.

Vehicles, Tanks, and Armor
Vehicles have always played a key role on the battlefield, whether it is tanks delivering a telling blow or trucks transporting badly needed supplies. Here we examine those vehicles that have made an impact on the outcome of conflicts.

Renault FT-17 Tank - World War I Tank Renault FT-17
A revolutionary design, the Renault FT-17 was the first tank to possess a fully rotating turret. Designed by Rodolphe Ernst-Metzmaier, over 3,000 Renault FT-17s were produced and saw service on the Western Front during World War I. While the French were the predominant user of the Renault FT-17, several hundred were given to the US Army and others were built under license in the United States.

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.

Arsuf - Battle of Arsuf
The Battle of Arsuf was fought September 7, 1191, during the Third Crusade. Advancing south from Acre, Crusader forces under Richard the Lionhearted engaged Muslim forces led by Saladin. The Battle of Arsuf was a victory for the Crusaders which led to a change in strategies on the part of Saladin.

American Revolution: The Battle of Germantown
The Battle of Germantown was the second major battle of the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign. Fought on October 4, 1777, the Battle of Germantown saw General George Washington attempt a series of complicated attacks against British positions around Germantown, PA. During the assault, his men became lost in the fog and the attacks were defeated.

Battle of Guilford Court House - American Revolution
The Battle of Guilford Court House was fought on March 15, 1781, and saw British forces win a bloody, pyrrhic victory over American forces. Attacking Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene's position, Maj. Gen. Lord Charles Cornwallis was able to drive the Americans from field at the Battle of Guilford Court House but lost over a quarter of his men in the process.

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.

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 Mill Springs - Civil War Battle of Mill Springs
The Battle of Mill Springs was an early Union victory during the Civil War. Fought on January 19, 1862, along the Cumberland River in Kentucky, the Battle of Mill Springs saw Brig. Gen. George Thomas rout a Confederate force under Maj. Gen. George Crittenden. The victory at Mill Springs broke the Confederate line in eastern Kentucky.

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.

Harpers Ferry Raid - The Harpers Ferry Raid John Brown
John Brown, a radical abolitionist attacked the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA on October 16, 1859. Hoping to incite and arm a massive slave revolt, Brown and his men entered the arsenal but were soon trapped. After a brief standoff, US Marines stormed Brown's position and captured him and his men.

Mexican-American War: Battle of Monterrey
The Battle of Monterrey was fought September 21-24, 1846, during the Mexican-American War. Advancing into Mexico, American forces under Maj. Gen. Zachary Taylor attacked the city of Monterrey. The resulting Battle of Monterrey saw the Americans take the city after heavy fighting.

Hundred Years' War
The Hundred Years' War saw France win despite suffering several early defeats.

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.

World War II: Messerschmitt Bf 109 Aircraft Profile
A stalwart of the Luftwaffe during World War II, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 saw service for the duration of the conflict. Introduced in 1937, the Bf 109 first saw combat during the Spanish Civil War. Due to the longevity of its career, it was the most produced fighter aircraft in history.

Brewster F2A Buffalo - World War II Fighter
The F2A Brewster Buffalo was an American fighter that saw service in the early months of World War II. A poor performer, the F2A Brewster Buffalo was soon withdrawn after taking heavy losses though had some success with foreign air forces.

Battle of Breitenfeld - Thirty Years War Battle of Breitenfeld
The Battle of Breitenfeld was fought September 17, 1631, during the Thirty Years' War. Advancing through Germany, Swedish forces engaged Catholic troops at Breitenfeld. In the resulting Battle of Breitenfeld, the Swedes won decisive victory.

Battle of Valmy - Wars of the French Revolution Battle of Valmy
The Battle of Valmy was fought September 20, 1792, during the War of the First Coalition. Advancing into France, Prussian and Austrian forces were opposed by the new French revolutionary armies. In the resulting Battle of Valmy, the French held and forced the enemy to retreat.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - World War II Bomber
The B-17 Flying Fortress was a key American heavy bomber during World War II. Developed by Boeing, the B-17 entered service in 1938, and was used in all theaters of the war. During the course of the war, B-17s dropped 640,000 tons of bombs on Germany.

B-17 - B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber
The B-17 Flying Fortress was a key American heavy bomber during World War II. Developed by Boeing, the B-17 entered service in 1938, and was used in all theaters of the war. During the course of the war, B-17s dropped 640,000 tons of bombs on Germany. Page 2.

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.

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 in the Pacific - New Guinea, Burma, China
In addition to operations in the Southwest and Central Pacific, fighting raged across New Guinea, Burma, and China as Allied and Japanese forces fought for control. Led by Douglas MacArthur, Allied troops drove many of the Japanese from New Guinea in 1943. To the west, Allied troops were pushed out of Burma necessitating a long campaign to retake it. In China, the Allies supported the operations of Chiang Kai Shek and his Nationalist government.

World War II Pacific in New Guinea Burma and China - World War II Fighting in New Guinea Burma and China - World War II Battles in New Guinea Burma
In addition to operations in the Southwest and Central Pacific, fighting raged across New Guinea, Burma, and China as Allied and Japanese forces fought for control. Led by Douglas MacArthur, Allied troops drove many of the Japanese from New Guinea in 1943. To the west, Allied troops were pushed out of Burma necessitating a long campaign to retake it. In China, the Allies supported the operations of Chiang Kai Shek and his Nationalist government. Page 2.

World War II: Fighting in North Africa and Italy
Following the fall of France, the fighting in World War II in Europe shifted to the sands of North Africa. Battling the famed

World War II: Fighting in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, 1942-1944
An account of some WWII battles following the fall of France, including the Second Battle of El Alamein in North Africa and Operation Husky in Sicily. Page 2.

World War II Europe: Fighting in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy
Following the fall of France, the fighting in World War II in Europe shifted to the sands of North Africa. Battling the famed

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

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.

Mexican-American War: Aftermath & Legacy
The Mexican-American War had long lasting effects for the United States and planted the seeds for the Civil War. This is a look at the aftermath and legacy of the Mexican-American War.

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

American Revolution - American Revolution New York Philadelphia and Saratoga Campaigns
In 1776, the American Revolution shifted to New York as the British launched as successful campaign to take the city. This was followed the next year by the capture of Philadelphia. With Gen. George Washington's forces in the Mid-Atlantic battered, the northern American army was able to defeat and capture a British army at Saratoga which secured an alliance with France.

American Revolution - American Revolution New York Philadelphia and Saratoga Campaigns
In 1776, the American Revolution shifted to New York as the British launched as successful campaign to take the city. This was followed the next year by the capture of Philadelphia. With Gen. George Washington's forces in the Mid-Atlantic battered, the northern American army was able to defeat and capture a British army at Saratoga which secured an alliance with France. Page 2.

American Revolution - American Revolution New York Philadelphia and Saratoga Campaigns
In 1776, the American Revolution shifted to New York as the British launched as successful campaign to take the city. This was followed the next year by the capture of Philadelphia. With Gen. George Washington's forces in the Mid-Atlantic battered, the northern American army was able to defeat and capture a British army at Saratoga which secured an alliance with France. Page 3.

World War I: America Joins the War (1917)
World War I changed in 1917 when the United States entered the conflict. French failures on the Western Front in 1917 along with mutinies among their troops led to the British being forced to carry the brunt of the fighting. In the east, revolution swept through Russia ultimately taking it out of World War I.

World War 1 - World War 1 1917
World War I changed in 1917 when the United States entered the conflict. French failures on the Western Front in 1917 along with mutinies among their troops led to the British being forced to carry the brunt of the fighting. In the east, revolution swept through Russia ultimately taking it out of World War I. Page 2.

World War 1 - World War 1 1917
World War I changed in 1917 when the United States entered the conflict. French failures on the Western Front in 1917 along with mutinies among their troops led to the British being forced to carry the brunt of the fighting. In the east, revolution swept through Russia ultimately taking it out of World War I. Page 3.

World War 1 - World War 1 1917
World War I changed in 1917 when the United States entered the conflict. French failures on the Western Front in 1917 along with mutinies among their troops led to the British being forced to carry the brunt of the fighting. In the east, revolution swept through Russia ultimately taking it out of World War I. Page 4.

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.

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.

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 - 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 3.

World War 1 - World War 1 1916 History
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.

World War 1 - World War 1 1916 History
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. Page 2.

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.

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 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 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 - 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.

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 3.

Montana-class Battleships - US Navy - World War II
The Montana-class of battleship (BB-67 to BB-71) was designed beginning in 1939 to be the US Navy's largest and most powerful ships of this type. The Montana-class was suspended and cancelled in the early years of World War II as aircraft carrier construction took a higher priority.

Battle of Loos - World War 1 Battle of Loos
The Battle of Loos was British offensive during World War I conducted between September 25 and October 14, 1915. The fighting marked the first British use of poison gas during the war. When the Battle of Loos concluded the British had achieved only marginal gains.

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.

Battle of North Point - War of 1812 Battle of North Point
Part of the larger Battle of Baltimore, the Battle of North Point was fought on September 12, 1814. Meeting British troops outside of Baltimore, American troops held off the enemy for two hours, killing their leader, before falling back to the city's defenses.

Battle of Empress Augusta Bay - World War II
The Battle of Empress Augusta Bay was fought November 1-2, 1943, during the Solomon Islands Campaign of World War II and saw Allied forces defeat the Japanese off Bougainville.

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.

World War II Fighters - American World War II Fighters Brewster Buffalo
Fighters ruled the skies during World War II. As a result, each nation strove to design the most effective and lethal aircraft to achieve air superiority. This gallery profiles several American fighters used by the US Army Air Forces and US Navy during World War II. Page 7.

Hawker Typhoon - World War II - Royal Air Force Fighter
The Hawker Typhoon was a Royal Air Force fighter that saw service during World War II. Developed as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane, the Hawker Typhoon's development was plagued by problems. Entering service, the Hawker Typhoon proved an effective interceptor and fighter-bomber.

Union Leaders: A to F
Union Leaders, A to F. Military History.

USS Constitition - Frigate Constitution - War of 1812
USS Constitution was launched in 1797 and is the oldest commissioned warship in the US Navy. Earning fame during the War of 1812, USS Consititution defeated the British frigates Guerriere and Java. Known as

HMS Queen Mary - Battlecruiser - World War I - Royal Navy
HMS Queen Mary was a British battlecruiser that entered service in 1913. The last battlecruiser completed for the Royal Navy prior to World War I, HMS Queen Mary saw action during the early engagements of the conflict. Sailing with the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, HMS Queen Mary was lost at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916.

Naval Battle of Casablanca - World War II - Operation Torch - Invasion of North Africa
The Naval Battle of Casablanca was fought November 8-12, 1942, during World War II. Part of Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, the Naval Battle of Casablanca saw American forces engage the French around Casablanca, Morocco. In the fighting at the Naval Battle of Casablanca, American ships and aircraft sank several French vessels and opened the way for the capture of the city.

1900s Military History Timeline
A military history timeline of the 20th and 21st centuries. This timeline chronicles the military history of the last hundred plus years. Included in this military history timeline are World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and dozens of other conflicts.

Military History Timeline - 20th Century - Military History
A military history timeline of the 20th and 21st centuries. This timeline chronicles the military history of the last hundred plus years. Included in this military history timeline are World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and dozens of other conflicts. Page 2.

Military History Timeline - 20th Century - Military History
A military history timeline of the 20th and 21st centuries. This timeline chronicles the military history of the last hundred plus years. Included in this military history timeline are World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and dozens of other conflicts. Page 3.

John Bell Hood Biography - Civil War General
John Bell Hood was a notable Confederate commander during the Civil War. Hood served in both the East and West, developing a reputation an aggressive leader. Wounded several times, Hood led the Army of Tennessee to its destruction in 1864.

World War I: Battle of Jutland- Clash of the Dreadnoughts
The Battle of Jutland was fought May 31-June 1, 1916, and was the largest naval battle of World War I. Fighting in the North Sea, the British and German fleets met off the coast of Jutland in a running action. Inconclusive in its results, the Battle of Jutland saw both sides claim victory, though the German fleet never again ventured into the North Sea to seek action.

Battle of Jutland - World War I Battle of Jutland
The Battle of Jutland was fought May 31-June 1, 1916, and was the largest naval battle of World War I. Fighting in the North Sea, the British and German fleets met off the coast of Jutland in a running action. Inconclusive in its results, the Battle of Jutland saw both sides claim victory, though the German fleet never again ventured into the North Sea to seek action. Page 2.

Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby - World War I - Franz von Hipper - Royal Navy
The Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby occurred on December 16, 1914, during World War I. Sailing, elements of the German High Seas Fleet bombarded Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby causing civilian casualties. Aware of German intentions after the Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby, the Royal Navy attempted to intercept the enemy but without success.

Battle of North Anna - Civil War Battle of North Anna - Overland Campaign
The Battle of North Anna was fought May 23-26, 1864, during the American Civil War. Advancing from the fighting at Spotsylvania, Union forces encountered the enemy at the Battle of North Anna. Entrenched behind the North Anna River, Confederate forces held at the Battle of North Anna before Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant broke off the engagement and moved around the Confederate right flank.

World War II Naval Battles - Atlantic and Mediterranean
A listing of World War II naval battles that were fought in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

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An overview of the Vietnam War. Military History.

World War I - Middle East - Battles
A list of World War I battles fought in the Middle East and Ottoman Empire.