Category: U.S. Revolutionary War

Alexander Hamilton Jr. Skillfully Avenged His Father’s Death

The entire world knows the name ‘Alexander Hamilton’ thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical Hamilton. Because of this musical, the whole world also knows about…

Friedrich von Steuben: The Openly Gay War Hero Who Whipped the Continental Army Into Shape

Portrait of Friedrich von Steuben

Throughout American history, homosexual soldiers have been discriminated against in the military. It was only in 2011 that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was…

Revolutionary War-Era Cannons Pulled from Savannah River Could Be from Scuttled British Ship

Two Revolutionary War-era cannons on display

The US Army Corps of Engineers’ Savannah District has completed maintenance dredging in the Savannah River, a project which uncovered a total of 19 cannons…

Revolutionary War-Era Muskets Found Intact in Florida Shipwreck

Three British Brown Bess muskets on a table

Three largely intact muskets dating back to the Revolutionary War have been discovered off the Florida coast. They’ve since been cleaned by conservators with the…

Legendary Battles That Would Make Outstanding Films

Artist's depiction of the Battle of Belleau Wood + Swedish machine gunner aiming a machine gun in the snow

War movies have been popular for as long as films have existed. As a result, some of the more popular subjects have been completely exhausted.…

8 Fierce Historical Military Figures Most People Haven’t Heard About

Portrait of Francis Pegahmagabow + Stanislav Petrov sitting in his apartment + Lyudmila Pavlichenko holding a sniper rifle

History is filled with so many fierce fighters that it’s not surprising some have been largely forgotten following their service. Here are eight of the…

The Interesting History of Wartime Counterfeiting

Forged £10 banknote

There has never been a time in history when war wasn’t costly. Of course, it’s costly in terms of death and destruction, but it’s also…

The Evolution of Sea Mines and Their Impact on War

Three German soldiers sitting atop a pile of sea mines

Sea mines are some of the most terrifying and destructive weapons at a navy’s disposal. Capable of wreaking havoc on fleets, they’re a staple of…

Four US Presidents Who Were Battle-Hardened Generals

Andrew Jackson + Ulysses S. Grant + Zachary Taylor + Theodore Roosevelt

Considering the President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief, it’s surprising military experience is not a requirement for the job. Despite this, many former…

Here’s How Much US Troops Were Paid In Every War

Soldier saluting the American flag

Being a member of the US Army is one of the most valiant careers a person can choose. However, the job hasn’t always paid as…

Five Celebrated Military Commanders Who Might Not Live Up To Their Hype

Portrait of George Washington + William Halsey yelling + George Patton in military uniform

Nearly all notable military leaders are surrounded by controversy, usually from those who think they were great – and those who think they weren’t. As…

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…