As they were organized, the Voltiguer companies departed from different American ports, including New Orleans and Savannah, and sailed across the Gulf of Mexico to the port of Veracruz, which had surrendered to MG Winfield Scott after a short siege in March 1847.
“For the doubtful privilege of maintaining law and order in the armed forces and being able to put the cuff on just about everything in uniform, the MP has to take a lot of ribbing, some of it funny and some of it nasty, but the MP is a handy guy to have around.”
In the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. Army faced a significant challenge. The conflict in Europe had proven that armored warfare was going to be of paramount importance to any future conflict.
On 30 November 1864, the Union forces commanded by Cox successfully repelled the final large-scale frontal infantry attack of the Civil War at the Battle of Franklin.
Fort Grant and Fort Amador were U.S. Army posts built to protect the Pacific (southern) end of the Panama Canal from naval attack.
“We learned an important lesson that day—an aggressive, well trained American rifle company is the ultimate weapon.”
Vietnam War Artwork of Combat Artist Team III, General Roscoe Robinson, Jr., Messenger Pigeons, America’s Atomic Army AND MORE.
The Alamo Scouts, The 7th Engineer Brigade, Camp Edwards and more.
One of the least known U.S. Army formations of World War II was the 2d Cavalry Division, which enjoyed the dubious distinction of being inactivated twice.