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Robert Smalls commandeered a ship, freed dozens of other slaves, and convinced President Lincoln to allow black men to serve in the Union Army.
A Dutch pro-China group was secretly filled with anti-communist agents for decades.
Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught has continued her work long after her retirement.
These hired fighters didn't just disappear—but what happened to them may surprise you.
These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.
Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.
Squirrel Week resulted in some 100,000 rodent casualties.
Although outnumbered five-to-one, this battalion held their ground and killed more than 4,000 opposing German soldiers.
An intercepted telegram provided a reason for President Wilson to join the effort.
The statues were a sign of honor for their enemy and a symbol of the strength of the empire.
With German forces approaching, Russia turned to a new source of manpower.
Natural barricades, manmade obstacles, and heavy reinforcements kept the capital safe.
During the War of 1812, no one wanted to come face-to-face with the Kentuckians.
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.
The Napoleon House lay awaiting its infamous tenant.
Gilbert Bates toured the South and England on foot in Union uniform, flag in hand.
Bombing by balloon had been outlawed by the Hague Convention of 1899, but Italian forces found a workaround.