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  • 5 Questions: A Timely Save

    Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer, On the Rescue of a Storied Gettysburg landmark. Beside a busy highway on the outskirts of Gettysburg, Pa., stands a small stone house,...

  • U.S. Marine Sergeant Rocky Sickmann: A Hostage Remembers

    Sickmann was one of 52 hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran who endured 444 days of captivity in 1979–81...

  • Have You Heard?: The Secret Mission to Kill Yamamoto

    The greatest threat to America’s key strategic advantage in the Pacific was Americans themselves ...

  • The Sounds of Silence

    Acoustic shadows bedeviled commanders on both sides during the war.   “I received with astonishment the intelligence of the severe fighting that commenced at 2...

  • Moses Comes Calling

    Harriet Tubman helped plan a South Carolina river raid that freed hundreds of slaves. When the Civil War began, Harriet Tubman had already been a freedom fighter for more than a...

  • A Shared History

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., realizes a dream first proposed by Civil War veterans. One of the most affecting artifacts in the...

  • Martyr at the Berlin Wall

    Peter Fechter made a run for freedom from East Berlin that cost him his life...

  • Well Armed

    At the West Point Foundry, an ordnance genius engineered devastating cannons At the beginning of the 19th century, it was unthinkable for a nation to try to wage war or establish...