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4 Union Generals That Were Better Than the Famous Ones

These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

This Former Slave Became The First African American West Point Grad

Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

How the 3rd 395th Battalion's Last Stand Helped Win the Battle of the Bulge

Although outnumbered five-to-one, this battalion held their ground and killed more than 4,000 opposing German soldiers.

By Kyle Nelson, We Are the Mighty

How Western Union Helped The U.S. Enter World War I

An intercepted telegram provided a reason for President Wilson to join the effort.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The 5 Stupidest Losses Of The American Civil War

Confederates and Union troops alike made flawed decisions with fatal consequences.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Why Ancient Romans Built Statues Of Their Greatest Enemy

The statues were a sign of honor for their enemy and a symbol of the strength of the empire.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The Russians Had Women's 'Battalions of Death' In World War I

With German forces approaching, Russia turned to a new source of manpower.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

This Is Why Washington Wasn't Relentlessly Attacked By The Confederates

Natural barricades, manmade obstacles, and heavy reinforcements kept the capital safe.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Why the Kentucky Militia Was Most Feared by America's Enemies

During the War of 1812, no one wanted to come face-to-face with the Kentuckians.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The Women Who Volunteered to Make Doughnuts on the Front Lines of World War I

The Doughnut Girls of World War I delivered a taste of home when it was needed most, boosting morale and the popularity of the Salvation Army.

By Megan Miller, We Are the Mighty

Why This Civil War Vet Marched Across England With the U.S. Flag

Gilbert Bates toured the South and England on foot in Union uniform, flag in hand.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The First Aerial Bombing Run Was Made by the Italian Army

Bombing by balloon had been outlawed by the Hague Convention of 1899, but Italian forces found a workaround.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

A Sixth Grade History Project Exonerated the Captain of the USS Indianapolis

Court-martialed after the sinking of the cruiser, Captain McVay's innocence was proven by Hunter Scott in 1996.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

4 Women Earned Silver Stars in the Same WWII Battle

Mary Roberts, Elaine Roe, Virginia Rourke, and Ellen Ainsworth continued to save lives even as mortar shells rained down around them.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

These 5 Brothers Were Heroes Of The American Revolution

The Butler family's contributions made our nation's birth possible.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

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