An Iron Brigade captain recounts his regiment's epic Gettysburg fight
Stephen Vail came up with dots and dashes, but Patent Office gave credit to Morse, the better known inventor
'I would rather go there and run the chances of being Shot than Stay here all Summer.'
In an unforeseen turn of events, WWII tour company Beyond Band of Brothers shuts down operations and files for bankruptcy, leaving its paying customers in the wind.
When his home state was a political borderland, artist's most famous works celebrated frontier democracy
Though most historians call him a crybaby, documents show Washington deliberately withheld needed matériel
Alexander Hamilton's grandson was born to be a great general, but illness intervened
President Truman called for stricter safety codes after dozens leaped to their deaths from 'fireproof'' building
Sixty years after its introduction, Lockheed’s U-2 spyplane continues to serve as America’s eyes in the sky over distant battlefields.
When history travel becomes a reality, visit the small town where the border war got seriously ugly
Only when settlers instituted private property rights did the New World thrive
Armed to the teeth with machine guns and a 75mm cannon, B-25s played a key role in World War II as low-level bombers and strafers.
A few of our favorite locations on the war's most gory single-day battlefield
Surgeons kept temperature, pressure, wind speed, and humidity records—but they didn't know what to do with the data
Among those to follow in Annie Oakley's footsteps was trick-shooting prodigy Freeda Hartzell.
Jamie Montgomery failed, but his case set a precedent that ended chattel bondage in Scotland 12 years later