From the Crossroads: Prized Land
Making Gettysburg the shrine it is today required a true team effort, with the input of veterans from both sides
Rambling: His Place His Passion
To understand Clark “Bud” Hall’s passion for Brandy Station, where the war’s biggest cavalry battle was fought, you must explore his battlefield with him.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: America’s First Financial Crisis
A single rich investor's ruin led the infant United States economy into a terrible tizzy
VIDEO: In Alaska, the 2nd Deadliest Battle of the Pacific
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.
When Influenza Truly Went Viral
The 1918-19 flu pandemic killed 10s of millions, and scientists still are looking for a cure
Conversation Piece: Military Honors
John A. Rawlins served as Ulysses S. Grant’s chief of staff throughout the war and Grant referred to him as his most “indispensable” officer.
Insight: Off The Tracks
The Confederacy failed to take advantage of railroad technology
Birthright Citizenship: Who Gets to Be an American
From Dred Scott to anchor babies, 'Born in the USA' has caused hot debate
Book Review: A Lab of One’s Own
The void created by men going off to combat in World War I opened professional doors for women, Patricia Fara explains
A ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Discovery
A dusty attic chamber and dogged research yielded a remarkable relic—the long-lost sword carried by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.
Laws of War | A Neck for a Neck?
In 1782, just a few years into its nationhood, the United States was forced to grapple with the issue of revenge as an instrument of war
Explore: Old Town Winchester
For three years, Union and Confederate soldiers pounded through the heart of Winchester, Va.
Audiobook Review| Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien
Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, Louise Thaden, Ruth Elder, and Florence Klingensmith made aviation history a decade after the 19th Amendment lifted American women from second-class citizenship.