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Battle of Aspern-Essling - Napoleonic Wars Battle of Aspern-Essling
The Battle of Aspern-Essling was fought on May 21-22, 1809, during the War of the Fifth Coalition. Attempting to force a crossing of the Danube, Napoleon was blocked by Archduke Charles who attacked French forces in Aspern and Essling. The loss at Aspern-Essling was Napoleon's first defeat in over a decade.

Battle of South Mountain - Battle of South Mountain Civil War
The Battle of South Mountain occurred on September 14, 1862, as Union forces sought to exploit the capture of Confederate Order 191. Attacking Turner's, Fox's, and Crampton's Gaps, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan wished to cross the mountain and assault Gen. Robert E. Lee's army before it could concentrate. Winning a victory, McClellan continued the fighting three days later at Antietam.

Satsuma Rebellion: Battle of Shiroyama, 1877
The final engagement of the Satsuma Rebellion (1877) between the samurai and the Imperial Japanese Army.

Great Sioux War - Battle of the Little Bighorn 1876
The Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought June 25-26, 1876 during the Great Sioux War. Also known as Custer's Last Stand, the battle saw the majority of Lieutenant Colonel George Custer's command destroyed.

Battle of Boyaca - Simon Bolivar at the Battle of Boyaca
The Battle of Boyaca was a key battle in the Wars for South American Independence. Led by Simón Bolívar, patriot forces routed a Spanish force near the el Puente de Boyacá bridge. The victory was vital in securing independence for modern-day Colombia.

Second Opium War: Overview and History
Fought between 1856 and 1860, the Second Opium War led to the further opening of China to foreign influence and contributed to the spread of imperialism. Led by Britain and France, Western forces were able to defeat the Chinese and gain significant concessions. The Second Opium War was ended by the Convention of Peking.

Battle of Derna - First Barbary War
The Battle of Derna was fought between April 27 and May 13, 1805. Leading a contingent of US Marines and mercenaries, William Eaton and 1Lt. Presley O'Bannon succeeded in capturing the port of Derne from the forces of Yusuf Karamanli. The victory at Derne was a key moment in the conflict and gave birth to the line

The Battle of Tippecanoe (1811) - Tecumseh's War
The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought November 7, 1811, and was the climatic battle of Tecumseh's War. Fighting near the Tippecanoe River, William Henry Harrison defended against attacks by Tenskwatawa's Native American forces. Harrison's victory at Tippecanoe damaged Tecumseh's vision of uniting the Native Americans and helped lead to the War of 1812.

Great Locomotive Chase - Civil War - Andrews Raid
The Great Locomotive Chase took place April 12, 1862, during the American Civil War. Seeking to damage the Western and Atlantic Railroad between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Union raiders led by James Andrews stole a locomotive and began destroying the rails. Pursued by Confederate forces during the Great Locomotive Chase, Andrews and his men were later captured.

Second Battle of Corinth - American Civil War - William Rosecrans - Earl Van Dorn
The Second Battle of Corinth was fought October 3-4, 1862, during the American Civil War. Having won the the Battle of Iuka, Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans moved to Corinth, MS where he was attacked by Confederate forces. In the fighting at the Second Battle of Corinth, Union forces won another victory.

Battle of Fort Pulaski - Civil War Battle of Fort Pulaski
The Battle of Fort Pulaski took place April 10-11, 1862, during the American Civil War. Defending Savannah, Fort Pulaski was attacked by Union artillery firing from nearby Tybee Island. After an intense bombardment, Fort Pulaski was compelled to surrender closing Savannah to Confederate shipping.

Battle of Wilson's Creek - Civil War - Missouri
The Battle of Wilson's Creek was fought August 10, 1861, during the American Civil War. Advancing on Confederate forces, Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon attacked at the Battle of Wilson's Creek. In heavy fighting along Wilson's Creek, Lyon was killed and Union troops defeated.

Battle of the Basque Roads - Napoleonic Wars Battle of the Basque Roads
The Battle of the Basque Roads was fought April 11-13, 1809, during the Napoleonic Wars. Assaulting the French fleet in Basque Roads, the British opened the battle by attacking with fireships. These forced many French ships in Basque Roads ashore and though some were taken, the British failed to fully exploit the success.

USS Bennington (CV-20) - World War II - Vietnam War
USS Bennington (CV-20) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that entered service in 1944 and saw combat operations during World War II and the Vietnam War.

Invasion of Italy, 1943 - World War II
The Invasion of Italy was conducted from September 3-16, 1943, during World War II. First landing in Calabria, Allied troops soon expanded the invasion.

John Jervis - Earl of St. Vincent - Admiral of the Fleet - Napoleonic Wars
Admiral of the Fleet John Jervis, 1st Earl of St. Vincent was a key British naval commander and administrator during the French Revolutionary/Napoleonic Wars. Seeing service during the Seven Years' and American Revolution, John Jervis later won the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797. John Jervis later served as First Lord of the Admiralty.

Battle of Fort Sumter - Civil War
The Battle of Fort Sumter was fought April 12-14, 1861, and marked the opening of the American Civil War. After preventing several relief attempts, Confederate troops opened fire on Fort Sumter at 4:30 AM on April 12. After a 34-hour bombardment, the garrison agreed to surrender.

American Civil War: Surrender at Appomattox
Appomattox Court House was the site where the Army of Northern Virginia was forced to surrender on April 9, 1865. Retreating from Petersburg, the army reached Appomattox but was hemmed in by Union troops. Unable to escape, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his command to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

1775 Battle and Capture of Fort Ticonderoga
The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga took place May 10, 1775 during the American Revolution. Taking the garrison by surprise, American forces led by Colonels Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold swiftly overwhelmed the defenders. After the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, American troops took the fort at Crown Point.

American Civil War - Battle of Hampton Roads
The Battle of Hampton Roads occurred on March 8-9, 1862, and was the first fight between ironclad warships. Attacking wooden Union ships off Hampton Roads on March 8, CSS Virginia caused heavy damage. The next day, it returned and battled the newly arrived ironclad USS Monitor to a stalemate.

American Revolution: The Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770, and helped lead to the American Revolution. The Boston Massacre saw a mob clash with British troops as part of a larger protest against taxation without representation. In the Boston Massacre, five civilians were killed.

Sir Thomas Fairfax - English Civil War - New Model Army
Sir Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, was a noted Parliamentarian commander during the English Civil War. Active during the fighting, Sir Thomas Fairfax led the New Model Army to victory at the Battle of Naseby in 1645. In 1660, Sir Thomas Fairfax was active in the Restoration of Charles II.

Battle of Worcester - English Civil War - Oliver Cromwell
The Battle of Worcester was fought September 3, 1651, during the English Civil War. Meeting at the Battle of Worcester, the Parliamentarians defeated Royalist forces under Charles II. The Battle of Worcester was the final battle of the English Civil War.

Battle of Dunbar - English Civil War - 1650
The Battle of Dunbar was fought September 3, 1650, during the English Civil War and saw Parliamentarian forces led by Oliver Cromwell defeat Scottish Covenanters.

Battle of the Saintes - American Revolution Battle of the Saintes
The Battle of the Saintes was fought April 9-12, 1782 during the American Revolution. The Battle of the Saintes saw a French fleet under Comte De Grasse clash with a British force led by Admiral Sir George Rodney. In the resulting battle, the British won a decisive victory.

Admiral Samuel Hood - American Revolution - French Revolutionary Wars
Admiral Samuel Hood was a British naval commander during the American Revolution and French Revolutionary Wars who played a key role in the Battle of the Saintes and served as a mentor for Horatio Nelson.

American Revolution - Siege of Boston
The Siege of Boston began on April 19, 1775 following the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Surrounding the British in Boston, the American army grew in strength as reinforcements arrived from the other colonies. The siege continued until Henry Knox arrived with the guns from Fort Ticonderoga and the British were forced to evacuate on March 17, 1776.

USS Princeton - USS Princeton Peacemaker Disaster
USS Princeton (1843) was the US Navy's first screw steam warship. Designed by John Ericsson and Robert Stockton, USS Princeton entered service in 1843. USS Princeton is best remembered for the February 28, 1844 disaster which saw one of its guns, the Peacemaker, explode killing several people including the Secretaries of State and the Navy.

First Italo-Ethiopian War: Battle of Adwa
The Battle of Adwa was fought in 1896 during the First Italo-Ethiopian War and saw the Ethiopians win a stunning victory.

Battle of Barnet - Wars of the Roses Battle of Barnet
The Battle of Barnet was fought on April 14, 1471 and was a key engagement of the Wars of the Roses. Returning to England to reclaim his throne, Edward IV clashed with Lancastrian forces under the Earl of Warwick. In the fighting at Barnet, Warwick was killed and the Lancastrians defeated.

B-52 Stratofortress - Strategic Air Command
First flying in 1952, the B-52 Stratofortress formed the backbone of the US Strategic Air Command for much of the Cold War. Designed for delivering nuclear weapons, the B-52 has dropped conventional munitions in support of American efforts during the Vietnam War, the 1991 Gulf War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The US Air Force plans to keep the B-52 Stratofortress in service until 2040.

Battle of Fort Donelson - American Civil War - Ulysses Grant
The Battle of Fort Donelson was fought on February 11-16, 1862, and was an early engagement of the American Civil War. A Confederate outpost on the Cumberland River, Fort Donelson was attacked by Union troops under Brigadier General Ulysses Grant. Surrounding Fort Donelson, Grant was able to compel the fort's unconditional surrender.

Battle of Olustee - Civil War - Florida
The Battle of Olustee was fought February 20, 1864, during the American Civil War. Advancing from Jacksonville, FL, Brigadier General Truman Seymour engaged Confederate forces near Olustee. In the resulting Battle of Olustee his men were pushed back and forced to retreat back to Jacksonville.

American Civil War: Major General James H. Wilson
Major General James H. Wilson was a Union engineer and cavalry officer during the American Civil War who proved a successful raider and who later took part in the Spanish-American War and Boxer Rebellion.

The French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars
The Napoleonic Wars, and the French Revolutionary Wars before them, consumed Europe between 1792 and 1815. The Napoleonic Wars saw French forces battling various coalitions of European nations. Ending in 1815 with Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, the Napoleonic Wars saw the map of Europe forever changed.

USS Hornet - CV-12 - World War II - US Navy - Aircraft Carrier
USS Hornet (CV-12) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that entered service in 1943. Serving in the Pacific during World War II, USS Hornet (CV-12) took part in several campaigns against the Japanese. USS Hornet (CV-12) later took part in the Vietnam War and helped recover spacecraft for NASA.

Battle of Brice's Cross Roads - American Civil War - Nathan Bedford Forrest
The Battle of Brice's Cross Roads was fought June 10, 1864, during the American Civil War. Advancing into Mississippi, Union forces encountered Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads. In the resulting Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, Forrest won a victory and captured a large number of prisoners.

Morgan's Raid - Civil War - John Hunt Morgan
Morgan's Raid was conducted from June 11 to July 26, 1863, during the American Civil War. Riding north, Confederate forces under Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan raided north into Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Morgan's Raid ended with his capture in eastern Ohio.

Battle of Belmont - Civil War - Ulysses Grant
The Battle of Belmont was fought November 7, 1861, during the American Civil War. Moving south to attack Columbus, KY, Brig. Gen. Ulysses Grant paused to destroy a Confederate camp at Belmont, MO. In the resulting Battle of Belmont his men took that camp but were forced to withdraw by Confederate reinforcements.

Battle of Chickasaw Bayou - Civil War- Vicksburg Campaign - William T. Sherman
The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou was fought December 26-29, 1862, during the the American Civil War. Moving up the Yazoo River in an effort to attack Vicksburg, MS, Major General William T. Sherman attacked Confederate forces at the Battle of Chicksaw Bayou. Mounting several frontal assaults on the enemy lines, Sherman lost the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou and withdrew.

Battle of Fort Stedman - Battle of Petersburg - Civil War - Robert E. Lee
The Battle of Fort Stedman was fought March 25, 1865, during the American Civil War. One of the final actions of the Battle of Petersburg, the Battle of Fort Stedman saw Confederate forces attempt to break through the Union lines. After achieving some success, the Confederate attack at Fort Stedman was contained and they were thrown back by Union forces.

Battle of Yellow Tavern - Civil War - J.E.B. Stuart - Overland Campaign
The Battle of Yellow Tavern was fought May 11, 1864, during the American Civil War. A cavalry engagement, the Battle of Yellow Tavern saw Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's men clash with Union forces under Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan. In the fighting, Union forces triumphed and Stuart was mortally wounded.

Battle of Trevilian Station - Civil War - Overland Camapaign - Philip Sheridan
The Battle of Trevilian Station was fought June 11-12, 1864, during the American Civil War. A cavalry action, the Battle of Trevilian Station saw Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan clash with Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton. In the fighting at the Battle of Trevilian Station, Hampton got the better of the engagement and compelled Sheridan to retire.

Second Battle of Kernstown - American Civil War 1864 Second Battle of Kernstown
Fought on July 24, 1864, the Second Battle of Kernstown saw Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early take advantage of Union troop withdrawals in the Shenandoah Valley. Luring the smaller Union Army of the Kanawha into battle near Kernstown, Early was able to drive it from the field. The defeat at the Second Battle of Kernstown led to Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan being sent to the Valley with reinforcements.

Battle of Brandy Station - Civil War Battle of Brandy Station
The Battle of Brandy Station was fought June 9, 1863, during the American Civil War. Surprising Confederate cavalry forces, Union cavalry led by Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton attacked near Brandy Station, VA. Inconclusive, the Battle of Brandy Station was the largest cavalry battle fought on American soil.

Battle of Malvern Hill - Civil War Battle of Malvern Hill
The Battle of Malvern Hill was fought July 1, 1862, during the Civil War. The final engagement of the Seven Days Battles, the Battle of Malvern Hill saw the Confederates launch a series of assaults against a strong Union position. In the fighting around Malvern Hill, the Union forces were able to hold and turn back the Confederates.

Battle of Ball's Bluff - Civil War Battle of Ball's Bluff
The Battle of Ball's Bluff was fought October 21, 1861, during the American Civil War. Landing up the Potomac from Washington, DC, Union forces were defeated and driven into the river. In the course of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Senator Edward Baker was killed.

Battle of Big Bethel - Civil War - Benjamin Butler
The Battle of Big Bethel was fought June 10, 1861, during the American Civil War. One of the first engagements of the American Civil War, the Battle of Big Bethel saw Union forces attack Confederates on the Peninsula. At the Battle of Big Bethel, Union forces failed in their assaults and fell back.

President Jefferson Davis
President Jefferson Davis served as the Confederacy's only president and was in office for the entirety of the Civil War.

Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early
Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early was a Confederate commander during the Civil War who led troops in the Army of Northern Virginia and in the Shenandoah Valley.

General John B. Hood
General John B. Hood was a Confederate commander during the Civil War who rose to command the Army of Tennessee in 1864.

Major General John B. Gordon
Major General John B. Gordon was a noted Confederate commander who saw service in the East during the Civil War.

General Robert E. Lee
General Robert E. Lee was a famous Confederate commander during the Civil War who led the Army of Northern Virginia.

Lieutenant General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Lieutenant General Thomas

Lieutenant General Richard Ewell
Lieutenant General Richard Ewell was a Confederate leader during the Civil War who led a corps in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Major General J.E.B. Stuart
Major General J.E.B. Stuart was Confederate leader during the Civil War who led the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry.

General Joseph E. Johnston
General Joseph E. Johnston was a key Confederate commander during the Civil War who saw service in all parts of the Confederacy.

General Braxton Bragg
General Braxton Bragg was a Confederate commander who led the Army of Tennessee for most of the Civil War.

General Pierre G.T. Beauregard
General Pierre G.T. Beauregard was a Confederate commander who oversaw the attack on Fort Sumter and later saw service in several areas of the South.

Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Lieutenant General James Longstreet was a Confederate leader during the Civil War who led a corps in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Lieutenant General Ambrose P. Hill
Lieutenant General Ambrose P. Hill was a Confederate leader during the Civil War who led a corps in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Knoxville Campaign - American Civil War
The Knoxville Campaign took place in the late fall of 1863 and saw Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. James Longstreet attempt to dislodge Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside's men from Knoxville, TN.

World War II - Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny
Otto Skorzeny was a noted German commando leader during World War II. Otto Skorzeny conducted the rescue of Benito Mussolini in 1943 and later played a key role in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Otto Skorzeny worked with ODESSA and as a security consultant.

Spanish-American War USS Maine Explosion
Commissioned in 1895, USS Maine was an armored cruiser built for the US Navy. Sent to protect American interests in Havana, Cuba, USS Maine exploded on the night of February 15, 1898. The loss of USS Maine, coupled with tensions over Cuba, led the United States to declare war on Spain that April.

Battle of Cape St. Vincent - Horatio Nelson Battle of Cape St. Vincent
The Battle of Cape St. Vincent was fought on February 14, 1797, during the Wars of the French Revolution. Engaging off Cape St. Vincent, Portugal, a smaller British fleet under Adm. Sir John Jervis won a stunning victory over the Spanish. In the battle, Commodore Horatio Nelson played a key role in disrupting the Spanish line.

USS California - BB-44 - World War II
USS California (BB-44) was a Tennessee-class battleship that entered service in 1921. Present during the attack on Pearl Harbor, USS California was sunk at its moorings. Repaired and modernized, USS California later served in the Pacific campaigns of World War II.

USS Tennessee - BB-43 - World War II - Battleships
USS Tennessee (BB-43) was the lead ship of its class of battleships. Damaged at Pearl Harbor, USS Tennessee later saw extensive fighting during World War II.

World War II: Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Biography
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was a noted German commander during World War II. Known as the

Chesty Puller - US Marine Corps - Lewis B. Puller
Chesty Puller was noted US Marine who saw service during World War II and the Korean War. During his career, Chesty Puller became one of the most decorated Marines in history. Seeing action at notable engagements such as Guadalcanal and Chosin Reservoir, Chesty Puller later retired as a lieutenant colonel.

Audie Murphy Biography - World War II
Audie Murphy was the most decorated America soldier of World War II. Achieving the rank of first lieutenant, Audie Murphy received 33 decorations for his service in Europe. Audie Murphy won the Medal of Honor for his actions at Holtzwihr, France and later became a movie star.

Profile of World War II Colonel General Ludwig Beck
Colonel General Ludwig Beck was a German commander who served as chief of the general staff in the years before World War II. Ludwig Beck opposed Hitler's desire to go to war and resigned in August 1938. Continueing to oppose Hitler, Ludwig Beck was a player in the July 20 Plot.

World War II: General Omar Bradley, Biography
Key American field commander during World War II, seeing service in North Africa, rising to command the 12th Army Group in Western Europe after D-Day.

General Omar Bradley - World War II General Omar Bradley
General Omar Bradley was key American field commander during World War II. Seeing service in North Africa, Bradley rose to command the 12th Army Group in Western Europe after D-Day. Following World War II, Omar Bradley was named the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Page 2.

Battle of Dogger Bank - World War I - Royal Navy - High Seas Fleet
The Battle of Dogger Bank was fought January 24, 1915, during World War I. The Battle of Dogger Bank saw British battlecruisers intercept their German counterparts in the North Sea. In the Battle of Dogger Bank, the Germans lost an armored cruiser while a British battlecruiser was severely damaged.

US Navy: South Dakota-class (BB-49 to BB-54)
The South Dakota-class of battleship (BB-49 to BB-54) was a type of battleship designed for the US Navy. Commencing construction in 1920 and 1921, the ships of the South Dakota-class were cancelled following the ratification of the Washington Naval Treaty.

USS Mississippi - BB-41 - World War II
USS Mississippi (BB-41) was New Mexico-class battleship that entered service in 1917. Modernized between the wars, USS Mississippi saw service during World War II. After taking part in the fighting in the Pacific, USS Mississippi remained in use until 1956.

USS Idaho - BB-42 - World War II - Battleships
USS Idaho (BB-42) was a New Mexico-class battleship that entered service in 1919. Modernized in the 1930s, USS Idaho saw extensive during World War II.

World War II: Battleship USS Missouri (BB-63)
USS Missouri was an Iowa-class battleship that was launched during World War II. The last battleship built for the US Navy, USS Missoui saw action in the Pacific and was the site of the formal surrender of Japan. After the conflict, USS Missouri saw service in the Korean War and, after a major refit, the 1991 Gulf War.

USS Nevada - BB-36 - Battleships - World War II
USS Nevada (BB-36) was a US Navy battleship that entered service in 1916. During its career, USS Nevada (BB-36) saw service during both World War I and World War II. After World War II, USS Nevada (BB-36) was used during the atomic testing at Bikini Atoll.

USS Arkansas - BB-33 - World War I - World War II
USS Arkansas (BB-33) was a Wyoming-class battleship that entered service in 1912. During World War I, USS Arkansas operated with the British Grand Fleet and was later modernized. Retained, USS Arkansas saw extensive use in European waters during World War II.

USS Utah - BB-31 - World War I - Attack on Pearl Harbor
USS Utah (BB-31) was a Florida-class battleship that joined the fleet in 1911. Serving abroad in World War I, USS Utah remained active until 1931. Converted to a target ship, USS Utah continued in service until being sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

USS Minnesota - BB-22 - Great White Fleet - US Navy - Battleships
USS Minnesota (BB-22) was a Connecticut-class battleship that began service with the US Navy in 1907. Sailing with the Great White Fleet, USS Minnesota circumnavigated the globe in a demonstration of American power. Taking part in World War I, USS Minnesota remained in service until 1921.

USS Kansas - Great White Fleet - BB-21 - US Navy - Battleships
USS Kansas (BB-21) was a Connecticut-class battleship that entered service in 1907. Sailing with the Great White Fleet, USS Kansas circled the world between 1907 and 1909. Remaining in service until 1921, USS Kansas was later sold for scrap.

USS Georgia - BB-15 - Great White Fleet - US Navy - Battleships
USS Georgia (BB-15) was a Virginia-class battleship that entered service with the US Navy in 1906. In 1907, USS Georgia sailed with the Great White Fleet and circled the globe and visited South America and the Far East. USS Georgia remained in service until 1920.

USS Nebraska - BB-14 - Great White Fleet - Virginia-Class - Battleships - US Navy
USS Nebraska (BB-14) was a Virginia-class battleship that saw service with the US Navy. Commissioned in 1907, USS Nebraska took part in the cruise of the Great White Fleet and visited ports in the Pacific and Europe. USS Nebraska later served during World War I before being sold for scrap in 1923.

USS Virginia - BB-13 - Great White Fleet - World War I
USS Virginia (BB-13) was the lead ship of its class of battleships and entered service in 1906. The following year, USS Virginia sailed as part of the Great White Fleet. Remaining in use through World War I, USS Virginia was sunk as a target in 1923.

USS Maine - BB-10 - Great White Fleet - US Navy - Battleships
USS Maine (BB-10) was an American battleship which entered service in 1902. The lead ship of its class, USS Maine took part in the first leg of the cruise of the Great White Fleet. Remaining in service through World War I, USS Maine was scrapped following the Washington Naval Treaty.

USS Oregon - BB-3 - US Navy - Spanish-American War
USS Oregon (BB-3) was an Indiana-class battleship that saw service during with the US Navy. In 1898, USS Oregon famously rounded South America to join the US fleet off Cuba during the Spanish-American War. USS Oregon saw later service in the Pacific and was later sold for scrap in 1956.

USS Maine (ACR-1) - Spanish-American War
USS Maine (ACR-1) was an early US Navy battleship/armored cruiser that entered service in 1895. While in Havana in 1898, USS Maine exploded and helped cause the Spanish-American War.

USS Texas (1892) - Spanish-American War Battleship
USS Texas (1892) was the US Navy's first modern battleship and entered service in 1895. USS Texas (1892) later saw service in the Spanish-American War.

USS Indiana - BB-1 - Spanish-American War - Battleship - US Navy
USS Indiana (BB-1) was the first modern battleship built by the US Navy. Launched in 1893, USS Indiana (BB-1) saw action during the Spanish-American War and took part in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba. USS Indiana (BB-1) later saw service during World War I as training ship.

USS Oriskany - CV-34 - US Navy - Aircraft Carrier
USS Oriskany (CV-34) was a aircraft carrier that saw service with the US Navy from 1950 to 1976. Laid down during World War II, USS Oriskany was completed after the conflict and later saw service during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. In 2006, USS Oriskany was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico as an artificial reef.

USS Hornet - CV-8 - Aircraft Carrier - World War II
USS Hornet (CV-8) was an American aircraft carrier during World War II. USS Hornet gained famed for its role in the April 1942 Doolittle Raid. Taking part in the Battle of Santa Cruz that October, USS Hornet was lost in action.

USS Ranger - CV-4 - World War II - Aircraft Carrier
USS Ranger (CV-4) was a US Navy aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II. The US Navy's first purpose-built aircraft carrier, USS Ranger saw extensive service in the Atlantic as the war raged. Smaller and slower than its newer compatriots, USS Ranger finished the war as a training carrier.

USS Yorktown - CV-5 - World War II - Battle of Midway
USS Yorktown (CV-5) was an American aircraft carrier during World War II. Launched in 1937, USS Yorktown took part in the Battle of the Coral Sea. USS Yorktown was lost following the Battle of Midway a month later.

Battle of Rourkes Drift - The Battle of Rourke's Drift Zulu War
The Battle of Rourke's Drift was a famed engagement of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War. In the wake of their victory at Isandlwana, over 4,000 Zulus attacked the British outpost of Rourke's Drift. With fewer than 150 men, the garrison held out until the Zulus retreated the next day.

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh
The Battle of Khe Sanh was fought during the first four months of 1968. Besieged during the Tet Offensive, the Marine base at Khe Sanh held out against heavy attacks by the North Vietnamese with the support of American air power. In April, Operation Pegasus was launched which ultimately relieved the garrison.

World War II - The Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was the result of a massive offensive launched by the Germans on December 16, 1944. A desperate attempt to defeat the Allies in the West, the Battle of the Bulge saw the Germans mass their remaining strength in an attempt to capture Antwerp. After initial success, the German offensive was stopped and defeated by Allied troops.

Pancho Villa: Mexican Revolutionary
Biography of Doroteo Arango Arámbula, a.k.a. Pancho Villa, a famed leader during the Mexican Revolution (1910-1921).

Major General Smedley Butler Biography
Smedley Butler was noted major general in the US Marine Corps during early 20tu century. A two-time Medal of Honor winner, Smedley Butler saw service in the Caribbean and during World War I. Smedley Butler proved a controversial figure and later served as Director of Public Safety in Philadlephia.

Edmund Allenby - World War I Edmund Allenby Biography
Edmund Allenby was a British field marshal during World War I. A veteran of the Boer War, Alleby held various commands on the Western Front before being dispatched to the Middle East. There Allenby led British forcs to numerous victories over the Turks and captured Jerusalem and Damascus.

Ferdinand Foch - World War I - French Army
Marshal Ferdinand Foch was a noted French commander during World War I. Playing a key role in the First Battle of the Marne, Ferdinand Foch later became supreme commander of Allied forces. In this role, Ferdinand Foch received the German request for an armistice.

Horatio Herbert Kitchener - World War 1 Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener was a distinguished officer in the British Army in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Having played a key role in the Sudan and the Boer War, Kitchener is best remembered for working to raise troops during World War I. Kitchener was killed in 1916, while en route to Russia on a diplomatic mission.

John Pershing - World War I - US Army - Black Jack
A pivotal leader of the US Army in the early 20th century, General John J. Pershing was the leader of US forces in Europe during World War I and was a mentor for many of the generals of World War II. In addition, John J. Pershing was the only leader to achieve the rank of General of the Armies.

Baron Friedrich Von Steuben - Early Life & Career
Baron Friedrich von Steuben was a former Prussian staff officer who served with the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Baron von Steuben is best remembered for training the army at Valley Forge. He later served in the Southern campaigns and was at the Battle of Yorktown.

Revolutionary War: Major General Anthony Wayne
Major General Anthony Wayne was an American leader during the American Revolution. A bold field commander, Anthony Wayne saw service in many of the battles fought in the northeast. Returning to action in the 1790s, Anthony Wayne destroyed the Western Confederacy at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

Thomas Macdonough - War of 1812 - Battle of Plattsburgh - US Navy
Captain Thomas MacDonough was US naval officer during the War of 1812. Entering the service in 1800, Thomas MacDonough saw action during the First Barbary War. Thomas MacDonough later earned fame for leading American force to victory over the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain in 1814.

Duke of Marlborough - John Churchill Duke of Marlborough
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough was one of Britain's best field commanders in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. A gifted leader and diplomat, Churchill won stunning victories at Blenheim and Ramillies during the War of the Spanish Succession.

Admiral John Duckworth - Admiral Sir John Duckworth
Admiral Sir John Duckworth was a notable British naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars. John Duckworth saw extensive service throughout the conflict and won a decisive victory at the Battle of Santo Domingo in 1806. Duckworth later served as governor of Newfoundland.

Captain William Bligh Mutiny on the Bounty
Vice Admiral William Bligh is best known for his role in the famed story of the mutiny on HMS Bounty. A skilled seaman, Bligh rose through the ranks of the Royal Navy and acted as sailing master for Captain James Cook on during the explorer's final voyage. Returning home, William Bligh served with distinction during the Napoleonic Wars and saw action at Copenhagen and Camperdown.

Thomas C. Kinkaid - World War II - US Navy - Admiral
Admiral Thomas C. Kinkaid was an American naval commander during World War II. Serving in the Pacific, Thomas Kinkaid led naval forces at Coral Sea, Midway, and through the Solomon Islands Campaign. Thomas Kinkaid later played a key role during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher - World War II - US Navy
Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher was key US Navy leader during the early years of World War II. A Medal of Honor winner and veteran of World War I, Frank Jack Fletcher led Allied forces at key engagements such as Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal. In November 1942, Frank Jack Fletcher took command of Allied forces in the northern Pacific, a post he held for the remainder of the war.

Battle of Arkansas Post - Civil War Battle of Arkansas Post - John McClernand
The Battle of Arkansas Post was part of the Union campaign against Vicksburg. Fought January 9-11, 1863, the Battle of Arkansas Post saw Union troops overwhelm the garrison of Fort Hindman. Though a victory, the campaign against Arkansas Post was a distraction from the main effort against Vickburg.

Thomas McGuire - World War II Ace Thomas McGuire
Major Thomas McGuire was the second-highest scoring American ace of World War II. Flying in the South Pacific, Thomas McGuire favored the P-38 Lightning and amassed a total of 38 kills. He was shot down on January 7, 1945, during a fight over Negros Island.

Battle of Stones River - Civil War Battle of Stones River 1862 - Braxton Bragg - William Rosecrans
The Battle of Stones River was fought December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863 near Murfreesboro, TN. The culmination of the Stones River Campaign, the battle saw Confederate troops repeatedly attack Maj. Gen. William Rosecran's Army of the Cumberland. Though pushed back, Union forces held, inflicting heavy casualties during the battle. Unable to win at Stones River and with Rosecrans receiving reinforcements, the Confederates withdrew.

Duke of Wellington - Arthur Wellesley - Napoleonic Wars
The Duke of Wellington was a key British commander during the Napoleonic Wars. Born Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington came to prominence for his campaigns during the Peninsular War in Spain. The Duke of Wellington is best remembered for his victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Siege of Colchester - English Civil War
The Siege of Colchester took place in the summer of 1648 during the English Civil War and saw a Royalist force surrounded and starved into submission.

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International Terrorism: The Entebbe Raid
After hijacking Air France Flight 139, the terrorists directed the plane to divert to Entebbe, Uganda where the Jews and Israelis were separated from the other passengers and kept hostage in the airport terminal. On July 4, 1976, a group of Israeli commandos landed at Entebbe and stormed the terminal, rescuing the the hostages.

Latin America: Honduras and El Salvador Football War
Clashing in 1969, the Football War was the result of tensions between El Salvador and Honduras regarding immigration and land reform. Drawing its name from riots around qualifying matches for the 1970 World Cup, the Football War lasted approximately 100 hours before the Organization of American States forced a ceasefire.

Franz von Hipper - World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - High Seas Fleet
Admiral Franz von Hipper was a key German naval commander during World War I. During the conflict, Franz von Hipper led the German battlecruisers at the Battle of Jutland. Later in the war, Franz von Hipper assumed command of the High Seas Fleet.

Raphael Semmes - CSS Alabama - Civil War - Confederate Navy
Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes was a noted Confederate naval commander during the American Civil War. First making a name for himself as commander of the raider CSS Sumter, Raphael Semmes later earned international fame as captain of CSS Alabama. Defeated off Cherbourg in 1864, Raphael Semmes returned to Richmond and led the James River Squadron and later the Naval Brigade.

Admiral John Jellicoe - World War I - Royal Navy
Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe was British naval commander during World War I. Fighting in a number of imperial conflicts, John Jellicoe rose to command the Grand Fleet by the start of World War I. Leading the fleet at the Battle of Jutland, John Jellicoe later became First Sea Lord and Governor-General of New Zealand.

Graf von Spee - Admiral von Spee - Maximilian von Spee
Vice Admiral Maximilian von Spee was a German naval commander during World War I. In command of the German East Asia Squadron, Maximilian von Spee defeated the British at the Battle of Coronel in November 1914. Hunted by a superior British force, Maximilian von Spee's ships were destroyed at the Battle of the Falklands the following month.

Arturo Prat - Arturo Prat Biography
Arturo Prat was noted Chilean naval officer who saw extensive service during the 19th century. Arturo Prat took part in naval actions against Spain and later against Peru in the War of the Pacific. While commanding the corvette Esmeralda, Arturo Prat was killed at the 1879 Battle of Iquique.

William Bainbridge - US Navy - War of 1812 - Quasi-War
Commodore William Bainbridge was an officer in the US Navy during the Barbary Wars and War of 1812. Captured during the First Barbary War, William Bainbridge lost USS Philadelphia in Tripoli harbor. During the War of 1812, William Bainbridge defeated HMS Java while captain of USS Constitution.

Edward Boscawen - Seven Years' War - Admiral Boscawen
Admiral Edward Boscawen was a noted British naval leader during the 18th century. Seeing service during the War of Jenkins' Ear and the War of the Austrian Succession, Edward Boscawen earned fame during the Seven Years' war. Edward Boscawen oversaw British naval forces during the Siege of Louisbourg and later won the Battle of Lagos.

George Anson - Biography of Admiral George Anson
Admiral George Anson was a key figure in the mid-18th century Royal Navy. An able commander, Anson famously circumnavigated the globe in 1740-1744, and captured the treasure galleon Nuestra Senora de Covadonga. Anson later served as First Lord of the Admiralty.

Blackbeard the Pirate - Edward Teach
Blackbeard was a feared pirate that operated from 1716-1718. Born Edward Teach, Blackbeard plundered ships along the American coast and blockaded the port of Charleston, SC. In 1718, Blackbeard was killed during a battle with the Royal Navy.

Battle of the Frontiers - World War I
The Battle of the Frontiers was a series of engagements fought during the opening weeks of World War I which saw German forces push the Allies back into France.

Battle of Lorraine - World War I
The Battle of Lorraine was fought in August 1914 during the opening weeks of World War I and saw French forces driven back.

World War II: Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader Biography
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader was Royal Air Force ace during World War II. A double amputee, Douglas Bader saw service during the Battles of France and Britain downing 20 enemy aircraft. Downed over France in August 1941, Bader became a prisoner of war and later was held at Colditz Castle.

Helmuth von Moltke - Franco-Prussian War Field Marshal
Field Marshal Count Helmuth von Moltke was a key figure in the Prussian Army for much of the 19th century. Made Chief of the General Staff in 1857, he remained in the position for three decades. Helmuth von Moltke modernized the army and developed successful plans for defeating Denmark, Austria, and France.

Charles Gordon - General Charles Chinese Gordon
Major General Charles

War of 1812 - President/General William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison joined the army in 1791, at age 18. Serving on the frontier, he later moved through several administrative positions and became governor of the Indiana Territory. During the War of 1812, William Henry Harrison led American forces to victory in western Canada. Following the war, he served in a variety of political posts until being elected president in 1840.

Jean Bernadotte - Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte - King Charles XIV John of Sweden
Jean Bernadotte rose rapidly through the ranks during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Made a Marshal of France, Jean Bernadotte saw action at Austerlitz and Wagram. Jean Bernadotte was later made King Charles XIV of Sweden

Erich Hartmann - World War II Ace - Luftwaffe
Major Erich Hartmann was noted German flying ace during World War II. Flying largely on the Eastern Front, Erich Hartmann shot down 352 enemy aircraft and is the highest scoring ace in aviation history. After the war, Erich Hartmann was held as a war criminal by the Soviets before being freed and joining the West German Luftwaffe.

Gen. Henry "Hap" Arnold - World War II History
General Henry

Benjamin O. Davis - Tuskegee Airmen - World War II
General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. earned fame as the leader of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. The first African-American fighter unit, Benjamin O. Davis' flyers earned a sterling reputation for their performance in combat. Remaining in service, Benjamin O. Davis aided in de-segregating the US Air Force and served until 1970.

Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington: Biography - WWII
Colonel Gregory

Edward Mannock - World War I Ace Edward Mick Mannock
Edward

Ernst Udet - World War I - German Ace
Lieutenant Ernst Udet was a noted German ace during World War I. Ernst Udet downed 62 enemy aircraft and was the second-highest German ace of the conflict. In the 1930s, Ernst Udet aided in building the Luftwaffe and oversaw aircraft development during the early days of World War II.

Rene Fonck - World War I Ace - Flying Ace Rene Fonck
Colonel Rene Fonck was the top-scoring Allied fighter ace of World War I. Scoring his first victory in August 1916, Rene Fonck went on to down 75 German aircraft during the course of the conflict. After World War I, Rene Fonck later returned to the military and served until 1939.

Georges Guynemer - World War I French Ace Georges Guynemer
Georges Guynemer was one of the great French aces of World War I. Born in Compiègne, Guynemer was initially turned down by the French Army and elected to join the air service. Learning to fly, Guynemer ultimately downed 53 enemy aircraft before his death in 1917. He finished as the second-highest scorer in French service.

Oswald Boelcke - Ace Oswald Boelcke World War I
Oswald Boelcke was one of the first true fighter pilots of World War I. Selected to fly the Fokker E.I, Boelcke helped develop the fundamentals of aerial combat. Oswald Boelcke trained other aces such as Manfred von Richthofen prior to his death in 1916.

William Barker - William George Barker - World War I Ace
Lieutenant Colonel William George Barker was a noted flying ace during World War I. Seeing service on the Western and Italian Fronts, William George Barker earned the Victoria Cross in 1918. At the end of the war, William George Barker was Canada's most-decorated serviceman.

Richard Ewell - Civil War - Lieutenant General - Army of Northern Virginia
Lieutenant General Richard Ewell was a Confederate commander during the Civil War who saw extensive service with the Army of Northern Virginia. Graduating from West Point in 1840, Richard Ewell took part in the Mexican-American War and served on the frontier. Joining the Confederacy in 1861, Richard Ewell rose to lead the Army of Northern Virginia's Second Corps.

Daniel Harvey Hill - American Civil War - General D.H. Hill
Major General Daniel Harvey Hill was a Confederate commander during the American Civil War. Serving in both the Eastern and Western Theater, Daniel Harvey Hill played a key role in several engagements including the Battle of Chickamauga. A critic of General Robert E. Lee and Braxton Bragg, Daniel Harvey Hill was later relegated to minor posts.

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

Nieuport 11 Bebe - Fighters of World War I - Nieuport 11 Bebe
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows a Nieuport 11 Bebe. Page 3.

USS Macon - US Navy - Airship - ZRS-5
USS Macon (ZRS-5) was a rigid airship built for the US Navy. Entering service in 1933, USS Macon conducted as variety of exercises and carried a complement of Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk fighters. USS Macon was lost during a storm off the coast of California in February 1935.

Battle of Rowton Heath - English Civil War - Siege of Chester
The Battle of Rowton Heath was fought September 24, 1645, during the English Civil War. Having withdrawn to Chester, King Charles' intended to break the siege of the city. Attacked on September 24 at the Battle of Rowton Heath, his men were defeated and forced to retreat.

Military Training
Military training has evolved greatly through the centuries. Here we examine what it takes to become an effective soldier or sailor.

Military Acronyms and Abbreviations
All branches of the military use a variety of acronyms and abbreviations. To help make sense of the sea of letters explore these resources.

Military Records and Genealogy
Whether you are trying to learn if an ancestor served in the Civil War or the War of 1812 or attempting to find out more about soldiers from your area, check out these links for information about military records.

Current Wars and Conflicts
Like all history, military history is an ongoing story, one that grows daily with each bullet fired or bomb detonated. Explore here for information about recent and ongoing wars.

Home Front
Not all facets of war occur on the battlefield. Many of the most enduring aspects of conflict take place on the home front in the form of industrial mobilization or social change. These resources will aid in exploring the war away from the war.

Fokker Dr.I - Fighters of World War I - World War I Aircraft
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows a Fokker Dr.I. Page 7.

SPAD VII - Fighters of World War I - SPAD VII
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows a SPAD VII. Page 5.

SPAD XIII - World War I Fighters - World War I Aircraft
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows a SPAD XIII. Page 11.

Sopwith Camel - World War I Fighters - World War I Aircraft
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows a Sopwith Camel. Page 9.

Airco D.H.2 - Fighters of World War I - Airco D.H.2
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows an Airco D.H.2. Page 2.

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

Albatros D.III - Fighters of World War I - Albatros D.III
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows an Albatros D.III. Page 4.

Fokker D.VII - World War I Fighters - World War I Aircraft
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. Page 10.

Nieuport 17 - Fighters of World War I - World War I Aircraft
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows a Nieuport 17. Page 8.

Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 - World War I Fighters - World War I Aircraft
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. This photo shows a Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5. Page 12.

Sopwith Pup - Fighters of World War I - World War I Aircraft
World War I was the first major conflict to feature a wide variety of military aircraft. Beginning with simple and fragile fighters such as the Fokker E.III, the air forces of both sides quickly developed increasingly sleek and sophisticated aircraft to contest the skies over Europe. This gallery provides an overview of the fighters employed by the British, French, and German air services during World War I. Page 6.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Operation Dragoon
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows Allied forces training for Operation Dragoon in 1944. Page 4.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Libin
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows Allied forces in Libin, Belgium in 1944. Page 7.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Bridge at Remagen
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows the bridge at Remagen in 1945. Page 10.

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

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Germany
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows American forces advancing into Germany in 1945. Page 11.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Operation Market-Garden
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows Allied paratroopers during Operation Market-Garden in 1944. Page 8.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Italian Campaign
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows American forces advancing through Prato, Italy in 1945. Page 2.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Italian Campaign
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows American troops in Acerno, Italy. Page 3.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Battle of Carentan
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photos shows fighting during the Battle of Carentan. Page 6.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - D-Day
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows American forces landing on D-Day in 1944. Page 5.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - Allies Meet
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows American and Soviet forces meeting in 1945. Page 12.

World War 2 Pictures - World War 2 Pictures and Photographs - The Netherlands
World War II consumed the globe from 1939 to 1945. This gallery includes a variety of pictures from World War II showing battlefields and notable locations in North Africa and Europe. The effects of World War II reshaped the global landscape and are still felt today. This photo shows Canadian forces moving through the Netherlands in 1945. Page 9.

Gatling Gun - Weapons of the American Civil War - Civil War Weapons
The American Civil War saw tremendous advances in military technology. This gallery provides an overview of the weapons used by both sides during the conflict. Page 4.

USS Kearsarge - Weapons of the American Civil War - Civil War Weapons - Civil War Ships
The American Civil War saw tremendous advances in military technology. This gallery provides an overview of the weapons used by both sides during the conflict. This photo shows USS Kearsarge, a steam sloop that saw service with the US Navy. Page 5.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment Anthony Wayne
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army. Page 5.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment Army Hut Interiors
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army. Page 3.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment Army Huts
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army. Page 2.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment Artillery Park
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army. Page 9.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment Baron von Steuben
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army. Page 8.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment National Memorial Arch
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army. Page 4.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment Parade Ground
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army. Page 7.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment George Washington Headquarters
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army. Page 6.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - Changing Roles of Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 12.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - Crown Square at Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 9.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Castle in Scottish History
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 3.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - Foog's Gate at Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 6.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - One O'Clock Gun at Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 11.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - Cart Sheds at Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 10.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - Robert the Bruce at Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 4.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - Scottish War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 8.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - William Wallace in Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 5.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - St. Margaret's Chapel at Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 7.

Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Castle Princes Steet - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters. Page 2.

Battle of Curlew Pass - Nine Years' War Battle of Curlew Pass
The Battle of Curlew Pass was fought on August 15, 1599, during the Nine Years' War. Advancing to relieve the siege of Collooney Castle, English troops led by Conyers Clifford were ambushed and routed as they moved through Curlew Pass. The defeat at the Battle of Curlew Pass marked a low point in Elizabeth's war in Ireland.

Battle of Wayna Daga - Ethiopian-Adal War Battle of Wayna Daga
The Battle of Wayna Daga was fought in 1543, near Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Following the defeat of the Portuguese at Wolfa, Emperor Galawdewos rallied the survivors and marched on the camp of Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi. Fighting at Wayna Daga, Galawdewos was able to defeat the invading Ahmad.

Battle of El Mazuco - Spanish Civil War Battle of El Mazuco
Fought in September 1937, the Battle of El Mazuco was a Nationalist victory during the Spanish Civil War. Fought in northern Spain, the Nationalists succeeded in capturing the pass at El Mazuco, collapsing the Republican position in Asturias.

Battle of the Aegates Islands - First Punic War Battle of the Aegates Islands
The Battle of the Aegates Islands occurred in 241 BC during First Punic War. Sailing from Carthage, Hanno the Great sought to relieve the beleaguered army of Hamilcar Barca on Sicily. Intercepted by the Roman fleet near the Aegates Islands, Hanno's fleet was defeated effectively ending the war.

Valley Forge - American Revolution Valley Forge Encampment Outer Line Defenses
Valley Forge was the campsite for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777/1778. Located near Philadelphia, Valley Forge was made a Pennsylvania state park in 1893, and a national park in 1976. This photo tour provides an overview of the Continental Army's campsite where Washington's men endured extreme hardship and were forged into a well-trained army.

H-Hour - H-Hour Definition
H-hour is the time a particular military operation is to begin.

Edinburgh Castle - Fortress of Edinburgh Castle - Castle Rock Edinburgh - History of Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Castle in Scottish History
One of the enduring symbols of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape of the city. Occupied since the mid-2nd century, the Castle Rock and Edinburgh Castle have served as a fortress, palace, and a prison. Edinburgh Castle has evolved over the centuries and now serves as museum, ceremonial center, and military headquarters.

Rebel Yell - Definition of Civil War Rebel Yell
The Rebel Yell was high-pitch war cry used by Confederate troops when going into battle.

Weather Gage - Definition of Weather Gage
The weather gage was a position in the Age of Sail where one ship was upwind of another and able to initiate or break off the action.

Pearl Harbor - World War II 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 "a day which will live in infamy" by President Roosevelt.

Chester Nimitz - Admiral Chester Nimitz Biography
Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz took command of the US Pacific Fleet in December 1941. Rising from the ashes of Pearl Harbor, Nimitz led it for the duration of World War II and served as the commander-in-chief of the Pacific Ocean Areas. During this time, his forces won key victories at Coral Sea and Midway, and later began "island hopping" across the Pacific towards Japan.

Robert Lee - General Robert Lee Civil War
General Robert E. Lee was a key Confederate commander during the Civil War. Taking command of Confederate forces in the east in mid-1862, he led the Army of Northern Virginia to a string of impressive victories such as Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Lee remained in command until the end of the war when was defeated by Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.

Battles and War from the Ancient World to 1000 - Conflicts of the Ancient World
From the wars of Greece and Rome to Charlemagne and the Muslim Empire, here we explore the battles and wars of the ancient world and the first millenium.

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.