17th – 18th Century
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
Published: August 21, 2006 at 10:06 am
General George Washington was disappointed by the Battle of Monmouth's outcome, but his Continental Army proved that it could match the British on their own terms. By David R. Wade
Published: August 21, 2006 at 10:00 am
When civil war erupted in England, the early Battle of Edgehill was deceptive in outcome, yet it was a school of war, too.By Eric Niderost