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  • ‘Badly Whipped He Will Be’

    The Union found to its chagrin that John Pope and the war in the east were not a good fit pring 1862 had begun with such promise for the North. The “Young Napoleon,” Maj. Gen....

  • More Than Just a Prop

    The versatile Skyraider flew missions that no jet could. Three and a half months after the first American combat troops, two battalions of Marines, waded ashore without resistance...

  • Interview with Brandon Bies: New Man at Manassas

    Brandon Bies, the new superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park, began his career as an archaeologist 16 years ago at Monocacy National Battlefield. He moved on to...

  • The Lindberghs’ Forgotten Flight to the Orient

    In 1931 the celebrated aviator and his wife set out on an adventure across the Canadian north to chart a potential route for Pan Am passenger service. One long flight: no...

  • Last Shot of the Civil War Wounds One

    The 6-pound round of Confederate solid shot rolled into the fire and exploded. Shrapnel flew throughout the room full of Federal soldiers. Miraculously, no one was killed. A few...

  • Antietam Rebirth

    Restoration efforts let visitors see hallowed ground as it was in 1862 or many years Antietam National Battlefield owned outright only a small portion of the 3,200 acres within...

  • Hell on Earth

    During the spring 1972 Battle of An Loc, South Vietnamese troops were nearly overwhelmed in one of the most intense engagements of the war. In the early morning hours of Good...

  • Out West

    The importance, or lack thereof, of the various western theaters of war The West has achieved new prominence in recent literature on the Civil War and Reconstruction. Some authors...