Subscribe to
Military History
magazine today!


Cover Story
On Removing Seminoles
By Ron Soodalter
President Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policy sparked a bitter guerrilla war when the Army tried to “destroy or capture” the Seminoles in Florida

War of 1812: ‘Swarms of Privateers’
By Wade G. Dudley
During the War of 1812 America turned to legalized piracy

Grant: What Made Him Great?
By Dennis Showalter
A reluctant soldier, the Union general was a study in contrasts

The Persian Fallacy
By Jim Lacey
If Persia was as weak as historians claim, how was it able to build an empire?

Portfolio: Lost & Found
Recovering Nazi-looted art and artifacts was a job for the Allies’ Monuments Men

Bloodlands: Aleppo
By Richard A. Gabriel
Its location has brought this Syrian city near-continual warfare

On the cover: Former general, military governor of Florida Territory and seventh U.S. President Andrew Jackson in April 1845, weeks before his death. (Library of Congress)

General Belgrano’s Legacy, Boxer Rebellion

Odyssey’s Latest Find, Last World War I Veteran

J.C.A. Stagg: Understanding 1812

By Chuck Lyons
John Chard: A Multitude of Heroes

What We Learned…
By Stephan Wilkinson
from the Kasserine Pass

By Edward G. Lengel
Crossing the Andes

Hand Tool
By Jon Guttman

Power Tool
By Jon Guttman
Higgins’ LCVP

Letter from Military History


Hallowed Ground
By David T. Zabecki
Bois des Caures, Verdun, France

War Games

Weapons We’re Glad They Never Built
By Rick Meyerowitz
The Door to Hell


Military History Reader Poll:

How would American privateers have fared during the War of 1812 had the British Royal Navy not been distracted by Napoléon Bonaparte and the French fleet?


War of 1812: Big night in Baltimore

Ulysses S. Grant: America’s second three-star general

Monuments Men: Rescuing art plundered by the Nazis

Battle of Marathon: Greeks vs. the Persians