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  • From The Crossroads: Fog of War or Fiction?

    Ambrose Ransom Wright did not complete his after-action report for the Battle of Gettysburg until September 28, 1863—nearly three months after the battle. We do not know why it...

  • Interview with Matthew Hulbert: Guerrilla Warfare

    Matthew Hulbert started with Jesse James and ended up exploring how the Civil War helped win the West. His 2016 The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became...

  • Lindbergh’s Path to Glory

    Before he gained a worldwide reputation as “Lucky Lindy,” Charles A. Lindbergh developed a solid repertoire of aviation skills. When Charles A. Lindbergh set out on...

  • The Hardest Call: What Happens When The President Can’t Govern?

    The contentious moments that led to the creation (and expansion) of the 25th Amendment—rules for the presidential line of succession...

  • 5 Questions: Sailors in Sepia

    Union and Confederate Seamen and Marines Embraced a Photographic Phenomenon Ronald S. Coddington is the editor and publisher of Military Images magazine. His latest book, Faces of...

  • The War in Their Words: This Great Struggle

    A Confederate Surgeon kept his faith in his cause during the war’s last days r. Francis Marion Robertson was a prominent figure in Charleston, S.C., when the Civil War began. A...

  • ‘A Shattered Command’

    Outnumbered and outgunned, the Marine pilots of VMF-221 paid a heavy price for their heroic efforts to stem the Japanese onslaught on Midway Atoll At 0555 hours...

  • A Band of Brothers: The Story of the Sullivans

    The U.S. Navy honored the five Sullivan brothers' request to serve together in WWII, and made much of their story—before and after their shocking deaths...