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  • 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...

  • Semmes and Alabama: A Peerless Duo

    It was September 5, 1862, and Captain Abraham Osborn Jr. was having an especially good day. Two months out of Martha’s Vineyard, the rangy commander of the Yankee whaling bark...

  • Stonewall’s Greatest Joy

    Cruel war allowed the Confederate general only two chances to see his beloved daughter. ven as Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson supervised the movement of his Second Corps from...

  • From The Crossroads: A Gallant Stand

    Two 12-pounder Napoleons stand west of the Old Hagerstown Pike at Antietam National Battlefield, opposite David Miller’s famed Cornfield. They are not there for ambience—they...