Andersonville Prison in Georgia was notorious for the starvation suffered by Union soldiers there during the Civil War. Why did it happen and how did the prisoners survive the brutal conditions there?
Paintings show Civil War soldiers with a backpack, but what was inside that? Of course, he needed a blanket, his metal cup and hopefully a dry pair of socks. Beyond that, each added things he wanted.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service, also known as CSIS, is Canada's spy agency. The job of CSIS is to prevent terrorists and other spies from getting into the country, as well as preventing unsafe people from...
American involvement in the Vietnam War started as early as 1950 with military advisors sent to Vietnam. American troops were in Vietnam from 1965-1975. The United States became involved with the purpose of assisting...
How does the soldier handle himself in a country always at war? What does he think of himself as the nation around him puts him on a pedestal?
Do you know the history behind the playing of TAPS at military funerals and when it officially became a part of the special honors received at military funerals?
I won't sugar-coat it: Basic Training in the Army is tough. But if you have some time before you ship off there are a couple things to do that will give you an edge and make things a lot easier.
Van T. Barfoot, one of only 5 American Indians to be a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient during the 20th century, and all around American hero and patriot, fought his owner's association and won.
If you're a Civil War buff or a student needing primary source material for a paper, you'll find the links you need here. I'm a librarian and have compiled a state-by-state list of online Civil War diaries written by...
In researching my Civil War ancestor, I've visited a number of battlefields from that war. They are a great outing for not only the history buff, but for the whole family. Here are tips for your trip.