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Washington at Valley Forge - Image of Snow Covered Cabins at Valley Forge

Washington at Valley Forge

Washington at Valley Forge - Image of Snow Covered Cabins at Valley Forge
American Independence

Washington at Valley Forge

During the winter of 1777-1778, under the leadership of General George Washington, the Continental Army camped at Valley Forge in brutal conditions.

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The Siege of Yorktown - Painting depicting the battle during the American Revolutionary War
American Independence

The Siege of Yorktown

Yorktown was the last major battle in the American Revolution. It led to the surrender of Cornwallis & the British army, and prompted negotiations to end the war.

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Samuel Adams & The Boston Tea Party - Depiction
American Independence

Samuel Adams & The Boston Tea Party

After Parliament levied new taxes, Colonists rebelled by throwing the taxed-tea into the Boston Harbor.

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Patrick Henry & the Stamp Act - Depiction
American Independence

Patrick Henry & the Stamp Act

The great orator and Founding Father is best remembered for his "If this be treason, make the most of it" speech & for his famous words "...give me liberty, or give me death".

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Nathanael Greene: Revolutionary War Hero of the South - Painting
American Independence

Nathanael Greene: Revolutionary War Hero of the South

The American Revolution General Nathanael Greene is regarded as a brilliant military leader, defending the South during the war.

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Francis Marion: The "Swamp Fox" - Painting
American Independence

Francis Marion: The "Swamp Fox"

Considered one of the modern fathers of guerrilla warfare, Francis Marion, aka the "Swamp Fox", bested the British throughout South Carolina during the American Revolution.

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General George Washington Resigning His Commission (Painting)
American Independence

General George Washington Resigning His Commission (Painting)

General George Washington resigns his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

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Surrender of Lord Cornwallis (Painting)
American Independence

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis (Painting)

British Lieutenant General Charles, Earl Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia, on October 19, 1781, ending the Siege of Yorktown, which virtually guaranteed American independence.

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The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776 (Painting)
American Independence

The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776 (Painting)

General George Washington aids the mortally wounded Hessian Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall at Trenton during the Revolutionary War.

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Battle of the Alamo - Painting
Texas Revolution

Battle of the Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo in 1836, was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.

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A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers - Image depicting the 10th U.S. Cavalry
War/Military

A Scout with the Buffalo Soldiers

This historical article, about an excursion with the 10th United States Cavalry, was written & illustrated by Frederic Remington in 1889.

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A Model Squadron of the United States Cavalry (circa 1894) drawing and writing by Frederic Remington
War/Military

A Model Squadron of the United States Cavalry (circa 1894)

Written and illustrated by Frederic Remington | The sharp commands of the captain soon put the troop in motion, and they trotted along with a cadenced tread, every man a part of his horse.

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The Army and Navy Spread Their Wings - Image of a vintage airplane in flight
Aviation

The Army and Navy Spread Their Wings

In 1905 the Wright Brothers 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 - Image of Vintage Airplane
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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Thunderbirds (Photography)
Aviation

Thunderbirds (Photography)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Cocoa Beach Air Show in Florida.

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Almanac: The Bataan Death March (April 9, 1942) - Image of American & POW Flags
Historical Calendar

Almanac: The Bataan Death March (April 9, 1942)

April 9th is now observed as National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

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Almanac: The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (May 10, 1775) - Image of Event
American Independence

Almanac: The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (May 10, 1775)

The first offensive victory for American forces in the War of Independence.

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Almanac: U.S. Army Established (June 14, 1775) - Image of the Colonial Army
American Independence

Almanac: U.S. Army Established (June 14, 1775)

The first U.S. Army force was established during the War of Independence as the Continental Army.

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Almanac: The Second Confiscation & Militia Act (July 17, 1862) - Image of the 10th Cavalry
Civil War

Almanac: The Second Confiscation & Militia Act (July 17, 1862)

Intended as a measure to deprive the Confederate States of property & resources, the Act effectively allowed Black Americans to serve in the military for the Union during the Civil War.

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Almanac: The Badge of Military Merit / Purple Heart Established (August 7, 1782) - Image of Purple Heart
American Independence

Almanac: The Badge of Military Merit / Purple Heart Established (August 7, 1782)

The origins of the Purple Heart can be traced back to the Revolutionary War, when General George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit.

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Almanac: U.S. Air Force Established (September 18, 1947) - Image of vintage Air Force aircraft
Aviation

Almanac: U.S. Air Force Established (September 18, 1947)

The establishment of the U.S. Air Force as a separate branch of the U.S. military has a history that spans several decades.

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Almanac: The Second Battle of Fallujah Begins (November 7-8, 2004) - Image of soldier in Fallujah
GWOT/War on Terror

Almanac: The Second Battle of Fallujah Begins (November 7-8, 2004)

The incursion into the city of Fallujah in November 2004 was one of the deadliest battles of the Iraq War.

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Almanac: The Battle of Missionary Ridge (November 25, 1863)
Civil War

Almanac: The Battle of Missionary Ridge (November 25, 1863)

The Union victory at Missionary Ridge during the Civil War was a turning point in the Chattanooga Campaign in Tennessee.

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Marines at War: Stories from Afghanistan & Iraq (Free PDF Book)
GWOT/War on Terror

Marines at War: Stories from Afghanistan & Iraq (Free PDF Book)

This book brings together the short stories of 10 Marines and a sailor who served in either Afghanistan or Iraq, some in both.

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A Grave Misfortune: The USS Indianapolis Tragedy (Free PDF Book)
Historical Books & Documents (Free)

A Grave Misfortune: The USS Indianapolis Tragedy (Free PDF Book)

Indianapolis was a decorated World War II warship that is primarily remembered for her worst 15 minutes.

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