Soldiers Archives | Page 2 of 28 | HistoryNet MENU

Soldiers

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: Confederates Sailors, Marines and Signalmen

    Confederates Sailors, Marines and Signalmen From Virginia and Maryland by Robert J. Driver Jr., Heritage Books, Westminster, Md. (www.Heritage Books.com), 2007, 506 pages, $39.50. Marine Lt. Col. Robert J. Driver Jr. (ret.) is the author...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Harvesting the Dead

    In the war’s aftermath, an unprecedented campaign was launched to locate and reinter the bodies of soldiers buried on battlefields. Only a little more than three months had passed since Appomattox when Horace Bushnell addressed the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Letter from the Editor- June 2008

    Human After All General William N. Pendleton, the Army of Northern Virginia’s artillery chief, does not fit the stereotype for a typical commander of that storied force. He had the courtly part down, and he certainly looked like a...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: Hardtack & Coffee

    Hardtack & Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life By John D. Billings Images of Civil War soldiers in camp usually feature men sitting around a roaring fire, laughing as they tell stories, enjoying the fraternity of fighting men. We...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: Intensely Human

    Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the Civil War by Margaret Humphreys, Johns Hopkins University Press. Although field conditions were seldom amenable to any soldier’s health, the treatment of wounds and disease improved...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: Roll Call to Destiny

    Roll Call to Destiny: The Soldier’s Eye View of Civil War Battles by Brent Nosworthy, Basic Books Tactics and weaponry specialist Brent Nosworthy, author of Bloody Crucible of Courage, relied on the memoirs of Federals as well as...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: Camp William Penn

    Camp William Penn by Donald Scott Sr., Arcadia Publishing The latest release in the Arcadia Publishing series “Images of America,” Camp William Penn explores the fascinating history of the first and largest Federal facility to train...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    ‘General Wheat, Is That You?’

    How I came to discover an unidentified ambrotype of a legendary New Orleans warrior. In the fall of 1860, a New York Herald reporter visited a group of American and British adventurers in England preparing to aid Giuseppe Garibaldi in his...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Review: The Forgotten 500

    The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II By Gregory Freeman. 305 pp. Caliber Books, 2007. $23.95. Sixty years ago, more than five hundred Allied airmen—starving,...

  • World War II Magazine

    The Best of Willie & Joe

    Bill Mauldin’s timeless characters captured the lot of the common soldier of World War II—and every war. In late September 1943, the 45th Infantry Division’s 180th Regiment was in Naples, embroiled in the brutal, soul-deadening...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- September 2008

    A Wartime Mystery Solved: ‘I Shot Down Saint-Exupéry’ When Antoine de Saint- Exupéry took off from Corsica on July 31, 1944, in an American-made P-38 reconnaissance plane, he was known for many things: as the author of The Little...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Letters from Readers- September 2008

    The GI with Eight Good Fingers I just received a phone call from a fellow in Lake Park, Georgia, who had an interesting story to tell. It concerns a photo on page 50 of my story about V-Discs in the July/August 2007 issue (“Free Records,...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Letters from Readers- November 2008

    Up and Running on Iwo Jima I very much enjoyed the June /July issue—in particular the stories about Iwo Jima (“Voices from Iwo Jima”). At that time I was a crewman on an amphibious tractor in a company attached to the 5th Marine...

  • MHQ Magazine

    MHQ Book Review: We Are Soldiers Still

    We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam By Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway. 247 pp. HarperCollins, 2008 $24.95 Sometimes a book is so good that it cries out for a sequel. Such is the case for We Were...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam Book Review: Fighting to Leave

    Fighting to Leave: The Final Years of America’s War in Vietnam, 1972-1973 by Robert E. Stoffey. Zenith Press, 2008, $25.95 Colonel Robert Stoffey is a retired Marine aviator who served three tours in Vietnam. Fighting to Leave covers the...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    In his 25 years as a fighter and a prisoner, ARVN officer...

    For 12 years, a diminutive South Vietnamese Army officer named Cau Le was in almost continuous combat against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. As a platoon leader, company, battalion and finally regimental commander, Le was decorated...