The Sinking of USS Indianapolis

On July 30th, 1945 the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese Submarine. Over three quarters of the 1200 men onboard were lost.

The Story of the Atomic Bomb

When the United States decided to drop two atomic bombs on Japan to hasten the end of World War II, they ushered in a new era warfare. Read about the development and use of the atomic bomb in The Story of the Atomic Bomb.

The Warlord That Helped The Communists

At the beginning of the 20th Century, China was emerging from centuries of rule by the Manchu, the descendants of Mongolian nomads who had conquered the Middle Kingdom in 1644. The new Guomindang (GMD) party was a broad alliance of modernizers.

U.S. Grant and Operations

While Grant’s strategic vision was vitally important to victory, this paper concentrates on his operational, as opposed to tactical or strategic, innovation. Much as been written about the North’s successful strategy. Many other books describe the tactical changes that occurred during the war,3 but few authors highlight the operational change introduced by Grant.

Wilmer McLean -- The Beginning and the End

Wilmer McLean stood on the front porch of his two-story brick house awaiting the arrival of General Robert E Lee. In the early afternoon on that day, General Lee, accompanied by Colonel Charles Marshall, arrived on horseback. Wil extended his greetings to the two Confederate officers and invited them into his parlor. And there, on April 9, 1865, they awaited the arrival of the other guests.

The McLean house
Appomattox Court House
(War Dept.)