University of Chicago sociologist John Clegg is using the Union Army records of African-American men like Abram Garvin to learn about self-emancipation.
A soldier’s diary preserves the only known text of an Emory Upton speech
The Battle of Attu in May of 1943 was the only land battle of World War II fought on incorporated U.S. territory. It was the second deadliest battle in the Pacific Theater, after Iwo Jima, due largely to a failed last-ditch banzai charge.
A bitter feud between Generals John Gibbon and Joshua Owen, opposites in every regard, roiled the Army of the Potomac during the war. One would pay a dear price.