Civil War Belt Plate

Although not identified to a particular Soldier, this belt plate likely belonged to a member of the 73d who fought at the Peach Orchard.

Army ArtiFACTS — Episode 11 — The Great Locomotive Chase

A group of Union Soldiers steal a train, named The General, to disrupt the Confederate supply chain. Listen to The Southern Museum’s Josh Trower as he describes what he refers to as “one of the first special forces missions” resulting in the very first Medals of Honor.

Dressed to Kill

Modeled after the French colonial light infantry, the distinctive uniform of the Zouaves set them apart on the battlefield.

Juneteenth: The Army’s Role

General Granger’s reading of General Orders No.3 in Galveston, Texas on 19 June 1865 symbolized what was gained after five long years of war.

Symposium Registration is Now Open

The National Museum of the U.S. Army and AHF are excited to share that registration is now open for the Civil War Symposium on April 8 – 9, 2022.

Celebrate Women’s History Month

Looking for something to do this Women’s History Month? This March, celebrate Women’s History Month with The Army Historical Foundation.

4th Engineer Battalion

In its 140-plus year history, thousands of soldiers have proudly worn the insignia of the 4th Engineers and staunchly upheld the battalion’s motto, Volens et Potens (Willing and Able).  The origins of […]

Private Antonius Rokus

I became interested in the 29th New York Infantry Regiment about two years ago when in the process of tracing my family roots, I “found” a second cousin, once removed, […]