On Point: The Journal of Army History

On Point: The Journal of Army History has been published as the Foundation’s quarterly journal since 1995. In addition to publishing various articles and  book reviews on U.S. Army history, On Point also provides information on the Foundation’s activities, including the status of the National Museum of the U.S. Army. On Point is provided to all AHF members.

Below is a selection of feature articles and book reviews from past issues. New articles added weekly.

We are always looking for people to review books for On Point.  If you would like to see our list of available books for review, please click here.

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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…

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The 199th Infantry Brigade

Written By: Patrick Feng The 199th Infantry Brigade is most notable for its participation in…

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Guns of Grizzly: The California Army National Guard On-site AAA Gun Program, 1954-1958

Written By Lieutenant Colonel Danny M. Johnson, USA-Ret. In 1954, the U.S. Army made an…

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Journey Through the Wilderness: Lieutenant Henry T. Allen’s 1885 Exploration of Interior Alsaka

Written By: Robert Marsett In January 1885, three soldiers departed from Portland, Oregon, beginning a…

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Company D, 151st Infantry (The Indiana Rangers)

 Written By: Megan Johnson The Army National Guard (ARNG) is the oldest component of the…

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Winning the “War of Western Possession”: The Battle of Glorieta Pass

Written By: Major Adam Morgan, COARNG All was not quiet on the western front. While…

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Borrowed Soldiers:  The American 27th and 30th Divisions and the British Army on the Ypres Front, August-September 1918

Written By: Mitchell Yockelson Ypres, or “Wipers,” as the British Tommies called the ancient Belgian…

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The War of 1812 on the Niagara River

Written By: Lieutenant Colonel Richard V. Barbuto, USA-Ret. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Niagara Falls…

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Company A, U.S. Engineer Battalion, June 1864: “…one of the most brilliant scenes of the war.”

Written By: Donald McConnell & Gustav Person                                                        In March 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant…

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The Persian Gulf Command and the Lend-Lease Mission to the Soviet Union during World War II

By Lieutenant Colonel Danny M. Johnson, AUS-Ret. When the subject of the the U.S. Army…

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Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London

Review By: Gary Sellick Benedict Arnold is one of the most controversial figures in American history,…

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The Queen’s American Rangers

Review By: James P. Bongarra, Jr. The Queen’s American Rangers tells the story of a Loyalist…

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The Dogs of War: The U.S. Army’s Use of Canines in WWII

Written by Seth Paltzer Throughout history, dogs have accompanied man at work and play.  Even…

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The Mad Russian: The Life and U.S. Army Service of Alexis Ureyvitch Sommaripa

Written By: Paul Roberts A lot of people get hurt in this business, If anything…

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The Other Foe: The U.S. Army’s Fight against Malaria in the Pacific Theater, 1942-45

Written By: Seth Paltzer Disease has always had a major impact on armies at war,…

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Jayhawk Goes to War: VII Corps in Operation DESERT STORM

Written By: Peter S. Kindsvatter Just over twenty-five years ago, on 2 August 1990, Iraqi…

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Braddock’s Defeat

Review by: John Grady, Fairfax, VA David Preston’s Braddock’s Defeat is not  only a blow-by-blow…

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Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Review by: Gregory J.W. Urwin, Temple University Next to Benedict Arnold, no other Continental Army…

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The Seminole-Negro Indian Scout Detachment

Sub-post [of Fort Clark] at Meyers Spring, Terrell County, Texas, Wednesday, February 28, 1883…Muster and…

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To the Last Man: The 103d Regimental Combat Team in the Pacific, 1942-1945

Written by: First Lieutenant Jonathan D. Bratten, Joint Force Headquarters Command Historian, Maine Army National Guard It…

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The Tip of the History Spear: Capturing the Combat History of the Army in Current Operations

Written By: Major David Hanselman, USAR Ever since history teams under S.L.A. Marshall deployed to combat…

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