Category - Military Research

A Closer Look at Military Records #2

The Civil War presents a unique case in military records for the United States. This is because only Union records were kept by the federal government for decades. It was the early twentieth century...

A History of Veterans Day

Do you know the history of Veterans Day? Since our nation celebrates it on November 11, we should all know how the holiday originated. Here are the details.

A Closer Look at Military Records #1

Military service is built into this country’s history. The service of hundreds of thousands of people over the past two and a half centuries has generated records that can be used to improve one’s...

Navy Before Country

The history of the U.S. Navy is longer than the history of the United States. It's even longer than the idea of the United States.

The Fighting American Doughboys

The term ‘doughboy’ is one which remained a popular nickname for US servicemen for almost 100 years and which almost certainly had its origins in the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848.

Edward Rutherfurd on New York

Strangely, I suspect it was Viking ancestors who drew me to New York. For centuries my father’s family lived on Britain’s biggest tidal river, the Severn, on which there was a huge trade...

Mount a Charge to Research Military Posts

“The men are healthy looking . . . and soldierly in appearance.  They march and maneuver well on foot, less so mounted, because many of them ride indifferently . . . The horses are generally...