In 1862, a column of California Volunteers, led by BG James H. Carleton, moved into Arizona to prevent a Confederate occupation of New Mexico Territory. When two companies of the 5th California Infantry arrived at Apache Pass in July, they were ambushed by a large war party led by Cochise and Mangus Coloradus, chief of the Mimbreno Apaches.
Although not identified to a particular Soldier, this belt plate likely belonged to a member of the 73d who fought at the Peach Orchard.
A group of Union Soldiers steal a train, named The General, to disrupt the Confederate supply chain. Listen to The Southern Museum’s Josh Trower as he describes what he refers to as “one of the first special forces missions” resulting in the very first Medals of Honor.
Modeled after the French colonial light infantry, the distinctive uniform of the Zouaves set them apart on the battlefield.
“Brilliant beyond Description”: The Army of the Potomac’s Grand Review at Bailey’s Cross Roads, Virginia, 20 November 1861
The origin of the Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac at Bailey’s Cross Roads, Virginia began on the plains of Manassas, Virginia, with the defeat and hasty retreat of Union forces.
General Granger’s reading of General Orders No.3 in Galveston, Texas on 19 June 1865 symbolized what was gained after five long years of war.
By James Stejskal NOTE: This article contains excerpts from contemporary official Union and Confederate reports that include racial epithets. Additional eyewitness accounts employ local “dialect” that may or may not […]
The National Museum of the U.S. Army and AHF are excited to share that registration is now open for the Civil War Symposium on April 8 – 9, 2022.
Looking for something to do this Women’s History Month? This March, celebrate Women’s History Month with The Army Historical Foundation.
In its 140-plus year history, thousands of soldiers have proudly worn the insignia of the 4th Engineers and staunchly upheld the battalion’s motto, Volens et Potens (Willing and Able). The origins of […]