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  • Civil War Times Magazine

    So Far From Home

    The family of a Confederate colonel killed at Gettysburg learned that the dead must sometimes remain truly and forever lost. Every soldier must face the possibility of his own demise, knowing that troops must often sacrifice themselves for...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Putting Faces to the Names on the Wall

    Education Center to usher in new era of understanding. The names. The roll of names, each etched a half-inch tall into polished black Bangalore granite, stretches 493 feet, 6 inches. The names begin with Dale R. Buis and end with Richard...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- August 2010

    Vietnam Vets First to Spot Times Square Car Bomb On May 1, two Times Square street vendors, Vietnam veterans Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, were hawking their T-shirts and handbags on a typical Saturday evening in New York’s busy theater...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Substitute for a Corpse

    A photographer adds an extra ‘body’ to hype his work. Photographer Thomas C. Roche and his assistant raced into Fort Mahone on April 3, 1865, the day after the Rebel stronghold in the Petersburg line fell to a Union assault. Roche knew...

  • American History Magazine

    Last Train Home

    After World War II, fallen American service personnel rode the rails to their resting places. ...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Inventing Military Dog Tags

    Shortly after the surrender at Appomattox, Union Maj. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his men stopped to camp near Hanover Court House in Virginia. Just around midnight Chamberlain was roused from his sleep as his horse stirred at its...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History August 2012

    Personal Letters Reveal Nixon’s Biggest Secret Love can do strange things to people. It even turned Richard Nixon—not exactly known as a romantic—into a serious pitcher of woo. Six courtship letters between the 20-something future...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Past and Present- CWT February 2012

    War’s Human Cost Was Worse Than We Thought Census data that become available in the past decade shows far more lives were lost in the Civil War than previously believed. J. David Hacker, who teaches at Binghamton University in New York,...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Interview with J. David Hacker: An Awful Tally Goes Higher

    In December 2011, J. David Hacker, a professor of history at SUNY–Binghamton, made headlines with a study published in the journal Civil War History contending that the longstanding estimate of 620,000 Civil War dead could be 750,000, or...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII TV Review: Narrow Escapes of WWII

    Narrow Escapes of WWII  Military Channel 13 episodes, now airing  The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion was one of the U.S. Army’s few African American frontline units, though its officers were white. But officers and men alike...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Letters from Readers- CWT February 2013

    A Different Heroine? The female likeness shown next to the wartime picture of Loreta Janeta Velazquez on P. 63 of your December 2012 issue is not Velazquez, as the caption indicates, but another Confederate heroine, Lola Sanchez, taken...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    A Brother’s Regret: William C. Oates

    15th Alabama commander William C. Oates could never get over his younger sibling’s death on Gettyburg’s Little Round Top. War often leaves invisible wounds. Casualties don’t always take place on the battlefield, and even when they...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Arlington Cemetery Turns 150: Interview with Stephen Carney

    Situated on a bluff near the Potomac River, Arlington National Cemetery offers a sweeping view of the nation’s capital— and a sweeping review of the nation’s history. In 1861 the 600-acre site belonged to Robert E. Lee’s wife, Mary...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- April 2014

    Art Stash May Include Nazi Loot During and after the war in Europe the Allies recovered five million works of art and cultural relics looted by the Nazis. But 1,400 pieces that got away are now upending the art world. A magazine in Germany...

  • HistoryNet

    The Case of the Men Who Died With Custer

    Examining the bones of the Little Bighorn dead reveals the hard lives – and sudden, violent deaths – endured by these U.S. Frontier Army soldiers. The June 25-26, 1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn fought in southern Montana was Native...

  • Ask Mr. History

    Wondering About A WWII Memorial In Italy

    I was wondering if you may know something. My family tells me there is a statue in Italy somewhere that honors the Italian men who died in WW2 with the name Marra. Could you tell me anything about it? Thanks   ???   There is a...