“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.
18 April 1775 A provisional brigade of 700 British light infantry, grenadiers, and marines is organized for a “powder” raid on Concord, Massachusetts. On the night of the 18th, the […]
24 March 1945 The U.S. 17th Airborne Division and British 6th Airborne Division launch Operation VARSITY, a daylight parachute and glider assault into landing zones east of the Rhine River, […]
9 February 1944 The Bronze Star Medal is authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be awarded “for heroic or meritorious service against the enemy not involving aerial flight.” It […]