Military History

Major Shaw, British 29th Infantry Division, Gallipoli, April, 1915

Major Shaw, British 29th Infantry Division, Gallipoli, April, 1915

The beginning of Saving Private Ryan was, at least for me, twenty minutes of the most intense movie watching ever. It’s so intense and so realistic you feel compelled to turn away but cannot. The movie illustrated in full living color the hazards of an amphibious landing during the Second World War in all its […]

The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Battery Wagner

The 54th Massachusetts and the Assault on Battery Wagner

Today in American Civil War History the 54th Regiment of  Massachusetts Infantry, a regiment of free blacks assaulted Battery Wagner. Battery Wagner was situated on a small island that guarded the approaches from the sea-side of Charleston SC. The regiment was the lead regiment in Strong’s Brigade and thus would take the bulk of the […]

Major Kermit Roosevelt_One of Teddy’s Military Sons

Major Kermit Roosevelt_One of Teddy’s Military Sons

I received a bonus when I purchased an old copy of Foreign Service Magazine dated July, 1943. The feature article detailed the role of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War Two and I wrote about that at this link, Global Warfare with the U.S. Coast Guard, 1943. In paging through the rest of the magazine […]

They Never Came Home: A Story of Three Brothers Who Fought in the Civil War

They Never Came Home: A Story of Three Brothers Who Fought in the Civil War.

Global Warfare with the US Coast Guard 1943

Global Warfare with the US Coast Guard 1943

Growing up in the sixties it seemed I was surrounded by World War 2 veterans. Pogo lived down the street from us. His dad was a veteran of the US Navy. My dad was an Army veteran and served post-war (45-46) as a Military Policeman in Cologne and Geissen, Germany. My my uncle was an army veteran who […]

British WW1 Cannon

British WW1 Cannon

There is a World War One British cannon on display in a small park in Wabasha, MN.   The only information as to how and why a British canon became part of park in Wabasha is this: —This park features a prominent WW1 cannon from the early 1900’s. The cannon was almost salvaged but, thanks […]

If Wishes Came True

If Wishes Came True

Below is one of my recent World War One era postcards finds: The card is post marked from Rockford, IL and dated November 20, 1917. World War One would have one more year to go before the brutal fighting would be over. The US declared war on Germany in April of 1917 and was well on […]

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