William “Howdy” Martin exemplified the officers who kept rough hewn soldiers ready to fight
Skeletons in Buckskin at the Alamo
The murky fate of the Texian dead grows murkier after human remains turn up inside the famed San Antonio mission chapel
Head of Class
Former schoolteacher finds a fitting home as one of John Hunt Morgan’s vaunted Cavalry raiders
To Keep Her Family Together, a German Baroness Joined the Lowly Ranks of Army Camp Followers
In 1777, a high-born wife takes her youngsters to North America to find her husband, a German officer fighting under British command. What could go wrong?
America’s First Armored Victory Came at a Time When Loss Was the Norm
Here’s why an obscure tank clash in the Philippines during World War II deserves a bigger place in history.
Northern New Englanders’ Maine Chance to Break Away From Massachusetts
After 35-year fight, Maine’s abolitionist leadership accepted statehood with a condition—the proslavery Missouri Compromise
Roosevelt’s Drive to Break Up Utilities Brought Power to the People
In his first duel with Wendell Willkie, FDR campaigned against giant holding companies that soaked small electricity customers
Battle of Britain: The ‘Few’ Four Score On
Conventional wisdom holds “The Few” handed Nazi Germany its first defeat in World War II and set the Allies on the road to ultimate victory. But is that true?
1800: America’s First Explosive Election
Polarized partisanship, deep animosity among candidates, worry about the peaceful transfer of power—sound familiar?
Bolivar’s Boy General: Marshal Sucre
Antonio José de Sucre was just 15 when he joined ‘El Libertador’ in the Spanish American wars of independence