5th Infantry Regiment

With its lineage extending back to 1808 when the Army organized the 4th Infantry, the 5th Infantry Regiment is one of the Army’s longest serving infantry units.  In 1815, several […]

General Ulysses Simpson Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on 27 April 1822. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1843 and commissioned in the infantry. After graduation, he served with the […]

Brevet Lieutenant General Winfield Scott

Winfield Scott was born near Petersburg, Virginia, on 13 June 1786. He attended William and Mary College for a time and then studied law in Virginia. Scott then enlisted in Petersburg’s cavalry troop […]

Army Artwork during the Mexican War

Lasting from 1846 to 1848, the Mexican War remains one of the least studied conflicts in U.S. Army history.  Yet, despite the war’s relative obscurity in the annals of the […]