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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The Flag-Bearer at Antietam
Civil War

The Flag-Bearer at Antietam

Written by Theodore Roosevelt | To guard one's own flag against capture is the pride, to capture the flag of one's enemy the ambition, of every valiant soldier.

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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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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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The "General Armstrong" Privateer
War of 1812

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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The Cruise of the U.S.S. Wasp
War of 1812

The Cruise of the U.S.S. Wasp

Written by Theodore Roosevelt | In the War of 1812 the little American Navy, including only a dozen frigates and sloops of war, won a series of victories against the English.

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The Battle of New Orleans
War of 1812

The Battle of New Orleans

The Battle of New Orleans was fought between the British and American Army (led by future president Andrew Jackson) in January 1815, shortly after the War of 1812 had ended.

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The Battle of Trenton
American Independence

The Battle of Trenton

The Battle of Trenton was a crucial battle during the American Revolution. After crossing the Delaware River the night prior to the attack, General George Washington and his Continental Army fought Hessians garrisoned at Trenton, New Jersey on the morning of December 26, 1776.

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