Fort McCoy- Wisconsin

Fort McCoy is named for MG Robert B. McCoy, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and visionary who first imagined the area for development as a military training facility.

Fort Bowie, Arizona

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.

Major General John Leonard Hines

John Leonard Hines was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, on 21 May 1868. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1891, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and was assigned to […]

Major General Henry W. Lawton, USA

While he had served with distinction in the Civil War and Indian Wars, Henry W. Lawton rose to national prominence for his service in the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection. […]

Lieutenant General Nelson Appleton Miles

Nelson Appleton Miles was born near Westminster, Massachusetts, on 8 August 1839. He received a rudimentary military education from a former French officer and then joined a company of volunteers […]

BG Joseph Wheeler, USA

When war broke out between the United States and Spain in 1898, President William McKinley, in a move to help heal the wounds of the Civil War and reunite North […]