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Youngest Combat Casualty in the Civil War Fell at Antietam

In April of 1861, Charlie King was giddy with war fever. During those heady days immediately after the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter,…

How a Drunken Colonel Wasted the Gallant 7th Maine at Antietam

Late in the afternoon of September 17, roughly an hour before the sunset that would mark the close of the bloodiest day in U.S. history,…

1st Texas At Antietam – 80% Losses and Their Unique Flag on America’s Costliest Day

This is the first in a series of posts, as guest blogger Justin Martin counts down to the September 17 anniversary of Antietam, still America’s…

“Lured Onto the Punch” – How the Falklands War Really Started

War History Online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Ricky Phillips. The 1982 Falklands War is, for its brevity – at just 74 days – one…

The Truth About the King George WWII Campaign Medal Ribbons

Eight different campaign stars were issued for the Second World War. The ribbons are believed to have been designed by King George VI personally and…

Great Trans-Atlantic Air Race and the Hawker Siddeley Harrier

War History Online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Dean Smith Following the allied victory at the end of the First World War, the British newspaper…

Vietnam Gunboat Captain’s 1st Hand Account – Night on the River

War History Online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Richard Kirshen Patrolling the rivers of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam during daylight hours in the late…

Missing U.S. Army Plane Discovered in Melting Swiss Glacier

In this Dakota Hunter Blog, you’ ll see a series of awesome photos of a C-53 Skytrooper that flew into a Swiss glacier some 70 years ago. All 8 passengers…

Bunker Turned SS Prison Camp – A Visit to the Fortress of Breendonk

War History Online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Roy van der Steen  While chatting at a birthday party about World War II sites, someone gave…

“I just wanted to help” – U.S. Army World War II Veteran was in First Wave at Omaha Beach

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jeremy P. Ämick, who is a military historian and author of several historical works. His books…

A Life of Service: Decorated Vietnam Huey Pilot Retires as Warrant Officer 5 after 4 Decades

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jeremy P. Ämick, who is a military historian and writes on behalf of the Silver Star Families…

Gain the Experience – Joining the Women’s Army Corps During the 1970s

War History online proudly presents this Guest Piece from Jeremy P. Ämick, who is a military historian and writes on behalf of the Silver Star Families…