17th – 18th Century
Published: December 02, 2009 at 9:19 pm
Maj. Robert Rogers successes on the New Hampshire frontier in the French and Indian War and his still-relevant "Rules of Ranging" are explored in a biography by John F. Ross.
Published: November 05, 2009 at 5:39 pm
When British troops captured the river fortress at Stony Point, New York, in 1779, George Washington was determined to drive them out with force and fixed bayonets.
Published: August 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm
King Frederick II of Prussia introduced potatoes into his army’s diet in 1744 despite popular belief that they were unfit for human consumption.
Published: June 04, 2009 at 3:25 pm
Benjamin Franklin was the first to recognize that man and the environment depended on each other for survival.
Published: July 28, 2008 at 4:08 pm
In 1683 at Vienna, a Christian relief force led by John III Sobieski, King of Poland, repulsed the army of Mehmed IV, saving Western Europe from seemingly inevitable Muslim conquest.
Published: April 29, 2008 at 7:02 pm
Under Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, a force of volunteers and U.S. infantry won a great victory at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, solidifying American independence and awakening a strong sense of national identity in the young country.
Published: September 05, 2007 at 10:42 am
No account of the American Revolution is complete without reference to the Hessians, but soldiers of the German mercenary state Hesse fought many wars under many flags.
Published: July 30, 2007 at 11:33 am
Winfield Scott's unlikely victory on the Canadian side of the Niagara River during the War of 1812 helped transform the motley U.S. Army into a professional fighting force.
Published: June 26, 2007 at 2:47 pm
The monarch who initially sought a state and an army in which charismatic leadership was superfluous ultimately became the center of the first modern cult of personality. To a degree, Frederick the Great was the creation of his soldiers and subjects.
Published: April 02, 2007 at 9:52 am
Exclusive interview with Dr. William Kelso, chief archaeologist for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, concerning the significance of Jamestown, Virginia, in the history of America.
Published: March 07, 2007 at 4:35 pm
When Revolutionary France declared war on the Austrian empire in the spring of 1792, its leaders promised a short, sweet and victorious campaign. Instead, 1792 marked the beginning of a long, grinding, hideously bloody series of wars that would drag …
Published: September 05, 2006 at 10:50 am
Incited by religion and politics, Scot battled Scot to a bloody standoff at Sheriffmuir.By Ashby McGowan
Published: September 05, 2006 at 10:46 am
An ill-fated attempt to restore the Stuarts to the thrones of England and Scotland in 1719 led to a blind alley at the Battle of Glenshiel.By David Sharp
Published: August 21, 2006 at 4:18 pm
At Wandiwash in 1760, two small armies led by Irishmen settled the issue of colonial power in India. Would it be ruled by France or England?By Thomas J. Mullen, Jr.
Published: August 21, 2006 at 10:33 am
If the army of French King Louis XIV could take Turin, all of Savoy -- and perhaps all of Italy -- would be his. But the city refused to capitulate, and a formidable relief force was on the way. By Kenneth P. Czech
Published: August 21, 2006 at 10:21 am
The War of the Spanish Succession was all but over after the action at Denain on July 24, 1712.By Olaf van Nimwegen