Forts and Museums

Fort Apache, Arizona

By Lieutenant Colonel Clayton R. Newell, USA-Ret. In July 1869, Major John Green, 1st Cavalry, led an expedition into the White Mountains of eastern Arizona Territory searching for hostile Apache Indians.  Instead, shortly after  his scouts reported finding some 100 acres of corn planted along the White River, he received a friendly welcome from Escapa, …

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A Tale of Two Forts on Mobile Bay: Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan

Written By: Eileen Mattei Two forts separated by only three miles remained worlds apart in the roles they played over a 195-year span.  From their authorization as Third System coastal defense forts in 1819 to their actions in the important joint Army-Navy Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864 during the Civil War, and their current …

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The 82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

The 82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, tells the story of the U.S. Army’s “All American” division, including its organization as a “square” division and combat in World War I, reorganization as the Army’s first airborne division during World War II, and participation in the Global War on Terrorism.  The …

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