The Charge at Gettysburg
Civil War

The Charge at Gettysburg

When night fell, the Union flags waved in triumph on the field of Gettysburg, but over 30,000 men lay dead or wounded, strewn through wood and meadow, on field and hill, where the three days' fight had surged.

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Hampton Roads
Civil War

Hampton Roads

Also known as the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac, the Battle of Hampton Roads during the Civil War was the first battle between ironclad warships.

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The "General Armstrong" Privateer
Maritime/Nautical

The "General Armstrong" Privateer

In September 1814, in the Portuguese port of Fayal, of the Azores, a crew of American privateersmen defended the brig General Armstrong against an overwhelming British force.

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Farragut at Mobile Bay
Civil War

Farragut at Mobile Bay

The Battle of Mobile Bay marked a victory for the Union during the Civil War, and is best remembered for Rear Admiral Farragut's successful maneuver through a minefield, and his famous command, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead".

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Washington
American Independence

Washington

To sketch the life of Washington is to write the history of the events which made the United States independent and gave birth to the American nation. 

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The Army and Navy Spread Their Wings
Aviation

The Army and Navy Spread Their Wings

It was in 1905 the Wright Brothers first offered the Army a license to use their patents. In September 1908, Orville & Wilbur were the only ones who put in an appearance with an airplane for the Army trials...

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America Becomes Air-Minded
Aviation

America Becomes Air-Minded

As the summer of 1910 rolled around, the flights of F. W. Baldwin and Glenn Curtiss, as well as the recognition accorded the Wrights by the Army, kindled at last the public imagination. 

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