Early Modern | War History

The Battle Of Nassau: The Marines’ First Amphibious Landing

The Battle of Nassau was a naval operation and amphibious assault by the newly formed Continental Navy and Marines. It was the Marines’ first amphibious…

Charlottesville City Council Votes To Remove Robert E. Lee Statue

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is seen in Market Street Park on April 1, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Action is being taken in Charlottesville, Virginia, to remove statues of former Confederate American Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from the…

Weird Ways To End A Siege — Some Strange Strategies

The storming of the fortress of Stampace in Pisa, 1568-1571. Artist: Vasari, Giorgio

The constant battle between defenses and breaking those defenses has raged throughout the history of humanity. Today, the war is mostly over, with offensive weapons…

Igor Of Kiev: The Mysterious Prince

Igor I of Kiev ruled from AD 913 until his death in AD 945. Although he had a relatively long reign, many aspects of his…

Pauline Cushman: The Union Civil War Spy Who Was Also a Stage Actress

Pauline Cushman dressed in her military uniform

Pauline Cushman may have been considered a mediocre actress, but she’s seen as one of the most successful Union spies of the American Civil War.…

A Traitor Foiled a Raid By the ‘Father of the American Navy’ Against Britain During the Revolutionary War

USS Ranger (1777) in a harbor with other ships + Portrait of John Paul Jones

When discussing the American Revolution, it’s easy to assume that all of the fighting took place on North American soil. This is true to an…

The Morbid Origin of the Word “Deadline”

Volunteers reenact prisoners at Andersonville huddling around a fire.

A deadline is something ingrained in modern culture, establishing a time which something has to be completed by, whether that’s a payment, college work, or…

1410 Battle of Grunwald Sword Unearthed In Poland

A sword, metal pieces of a scabbard, a knight’s belt, and two knives, estimated to be from the battle of the time of the Battle…

Remains Of Napoleonic Soldiers Buried In Vyazma After 209 Years

On February 13th, a solemn ceremony was held in Vyazma, a small town in Smolensk, to bury the remains of Napoleonic soldiers killed during Napoleon’s…

Part Time Viking Stabs Girlfriend While Practising Battle Moves!

Ian Harvey

Viking fun? Benover, near Yalding is a picturesque low-lying village South West of the town of Maidstone in Kent, South East England. Once a proud…

The Most Lethal Fighting Unit of the Civil War

At approximately 4:00 PM, July 2, 1863 the great Confederate turning movement at Gettysburg, meant to roll-up the Federal line from left-to-right, finally stepped-off, General…

Officials Plead for Consumers to NOT Recycle Live Cannonballs

Workers at the Kent County Recycling Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, got a lot more than they bargained for when  Civil War cannonballs was delivered…