In 1862, famed photographer Mathew Brady exhibited a series of pictures taken by protégés Alexander Gardner and James Gibson immediately after the Battle of Antietam. Gardner and Gibson, two of the many photographers Brady hired to document the war, produced at least 95 images at Antietam. Their images were the first to show dead bodies on the field.
The salvaged cargo of the commercial steamboat Bertrand, which sank on the Missouri River in 1865, provides valuable insights into frontier commerce
Japanese general Masaharu Homma’s fate hinged on whether he had permitted the torture and murder of American and Filipino POWs. His court case wasn’t so cut and dry.
After 61 years, Patrice Lumumba, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, has come home.
In her book “You Don’t Belong Here,” author Elizabeth Becker highlights three adventurous women who redefined war reporting in Vietnam.