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123rd Machine Gun Battalion in the Meuse-Argonne

In the final weeks of World War I, the American 123rd Machine Gun Battalion helped defeat the stubborn German forces in the Meuse-Argonne Valley. On...

Northern Military Advantages in the Civil War

Although the Civil War was initially viewed by many Northern and Southern observers to be a short conflict, it rapidly devolved into four years...

The Year Before America Entered the Great War

1916 was an election year, producing a 62 percent turnout, one of the highest in history. The election saw Woodrow Wilson reelected, defeating Charles...

Causes of the 1937-1938 Recession

High unemployment, rising prices, low private investment and consumer consumption levels, and a lowering of industrial output describe conditions in late 1937 and aptly...

Union Forces Routed at Bull Run

Three months passed since the fall of Fort Sumter, and both North and South were growing impatient for a decisive battle. The Confederates had...

Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

During World War I, President Woodrow Wilson secretly gathered academic experts to devise a plan that would both demoralize the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary...

Northern Advantages in the Civil War: Population, Industrial Capacity, and Railroads Help the North

The advantages enjoyed by the North at the start of the American Civil War should have pointed toward a short confrontation, in line with...

The Courtenay Coal Torpedo: The Confederacy’s Secret Civil War Weapon

The coal torpedo was developed by Thomas Edgeworth Courtenay of St. Louis who, prior to the American Civil War, operated a successful shipping business...

The Charge of the First Minnesota at Gettysburg: Sacrifice of Regiment Helped Save Union...

Gettysburg was a legendary clash of arms in July of 1863 that helped turn the tide of the American Civil War. The battle cost...

John Brown’s Harpers Ferry Raid: Abolitionist Leader Tried to Start a Slave Rebellion in...

On October 16, 1859, John Brown and a handfull of followers tried to seize the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The Raid failed, but...
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