Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size
Login

Military Photos



Online
There are 172 users online

You can register for a user account here.
Library of Congress

Military Quotes

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

-- General George Patton Jr

Primary Sources Archive: Civil War

The articles published in this Primary Sources Archive are as follows:
Military History
Forum Posts

Military Polls

Should the U.S. continue to reduce troop forces in non-combat zones overseas?

[ Results | Polls ]

Votes: 115

This Day in History
1192: English King Richard I the Lion Hearted was captured in Austria on his return from the Third Crusade.

1745: A Scottish Jacobite army commanded by Lord George Murray routs the Royalist army of General Sir John Cope at Prestonpans.

1863: Union troops defeated at Chickamauga seek refuge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which is then besieged by Confederate troops.

1929: Fighting between China and the Soviet Union breaks out along the Manchurian border.

1936: The German army holds its largest maneuvers since 1914.

1941: The German Army cuts off the Crimean Peninsula from the rest of the Soviet Union.

1942: The U.S. B-29 Superfortress makes its debut flight in Seattle, Washington. It was the largest bomber used in the war by any nation.


1942: British forces attack the Japanese in Burma.

1944: U.S. troops of the 7th Army, invading Southern France, cross the Meuse River.

1951: Operation SUMMIT, the first helicopter landing of a combat unit in history, took place. It included the airlifting of a reinforced company of Marines and 17,772 pounds of cargo into the Punchbowl area.