5th Infantry Regiment

With its lineage extending back to 1808 when the Army organized the 4th Infantry, the 5th Infantry Regiment is one of the Army’s longest serving infantry units.  In 1815, several […]

Major General Hugh Lenox Scott

Hugh Lenox Scott was born in Danville, Kentucky, on 22 September 1853. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1876 and was commissioned a second lieutenant with the 9th Cavalry. Soon he […]

Major General Henry W. Lawton, USA

While he had served with distinction in the Civil War and Indian Wars, Henry W. Lawton rose to national prominence for his service in the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection. […]

Lieutenant General Nelson Appleton Miles

Nelson Appleton Miles was born near Westminster, Massachusetts, on 8 August 1839. He received a rudimentary military education from a former French officer and then joined a company of volunteers […]

The Battle of Fallen Timbers, 20 August 1794

By Matthew Seelinger, Chief Historian In the days of the early Republic, the U.S. Army suffered some of its most devastating defeats in its history. While the Continental Army of […]