17th – 18th Century
Published: January 07, 2011 at 12:19 pm
The socket bayonet, which saw duty in armies for more than a century, enabled a soldier to fix his bayonet while retaining the ability to fire.
Published: November 09, 2010 at 6:06 pm
In an age of biological discovery, a few modern-day warriors furthered science and saved lives
Published: November 04, 2010 at 4:01 pm
The Brown Bess musket served British infantry units for the better part of a century.
Published: November 03, 2010 at 5:01 pm
America was born of war, and the following 10 battles helped forge the nation and forever change world history.
Published: October 01, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Tom Lea's 1938 mural "Pass of the North" honors the giants who made El Paso. The Texan also illustrated books by J. Frank Dobie.
Published: September 10, 2010 at 5:12 pm
A new documentary on PBS explores 'Lafayette: The Lost Hero,' reminding Americans of the story of a man who played an important role in their War for Independence and was wildly popular in his day.
Published: May 06, 2010 at 2:19 pm
In the hours after Lexington/Concord, Redcoats and Rebels faced off in a little-known murderous street fight
Published: March 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm
Parliament’s modern army faces off against the Royalists at Naseby in 1645.
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.