Author: Billy Moncure

Articles by Billy Moncure:

Jenkins Ear

Despite the so-called Peace of Utrecht at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, Britain and Spain frequently found themselves in conflict between…

The United States military does not like to talk about the Battle of Palmdale. It is undoubtedly one of the most embarrassing American military defeats…

They had difficulty rallying due to poor visibility, and came under heavy small-arms fire, artillery fire, and mortars. The Second World War was going well…

Hood led his brigade in a fast and aggressive attack that broke through the Union center, throwing the entire Northern army into disarray. On the…

The first step in the project involved the federal government seizing 280 acres of land. The initial phase of construction cost around $35 million ($350…

That same day, the supporting Royal Navy ships utterly destroyed an attempted relief convoy of French and native forces. When the American Colonies declared independence…

Colonel Remy Van Lierde would be worth studying for his incredible military exploits alone—the fact that he claimed later in life to have encountered a…

The English eventually forced their way across the bridge but were met and outflanked by the larger force. The Duke of Clarence was killed, and…

Showing the typical hubris and racial bias of the time, Wayne declared that Americans could “manage camels not only as well, but better than the…

In 1941, the British were looking for a good light tank they could put on a glider and land with their infantry behind enemy lines.…

What would you do if a young unemployed man approached you, told you he was Jesus Christ’s younger brother, and asked you to help him…

Butler, a Marine Corps veteran and two-time Medal of Honor recipient, was the most decorated veteran in United States history, and had no obvious reason…