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He charged on "Fort Hell"

ON THIS DATE in 1864, fifteen-year-old Private Nathaniel Gwynne of the 13th Ohio Cavalry charged a Confederate force at Petersburg, Virginia, and retrieved his unit’s flag — despite a bullet wound that would require amputation of his left arm. 118 more words

B-29: Phosphorus burned through his flesh to the bone. His body on fire, he stumbled into the cockpit

This is from War History OnLine.

R. I. P. Henry Eugene “Red” Erwin, Sr  Hand Salute

The story of Henry Eugene “Red” Erwin, Sr is a story that needs to be told. 1,413 more words

The Friday Five—17.July.2015

I’m somewhere probably in Iowa as this is getting published—and I can only imagine how excited I am—but little details like driving a tiny car through Des Moines shouldn’t slow down some good games talk. 500 more words


Celebration Of Service Friday (#27)

(This story was reprinted from http://www.homeofheroes.com)


The True Story of the First Black


Fort Wagner, South Carolina…

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Civil War-Era Medal of Honor Recipient Buried at National Cemetery

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R. I. P.  Sgt. Charles Schroeter, Hand Salute!

SAN DIEGO — A Civil War-era Medal of Honor recipient forgotten in an unmarked grave for nearly a century finally got a funeral Thursday when he was given full military honors and reburied at a national cemetery. 665 more words

The Ballad of Tibor Rubin

The only Holocaust survivor to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor! A true American Hero who was hidden for 55 years. I hope our finished video will show the world what a true hero this man is and shed more light on the atrocities of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and war.

Jewish heroes of the Civil War

Above: Confederates capture a Union battery during the Battle of Glendale

ON THIS DATE in 1862, seventeen-year-old drummer Benjamin Levy of the 1st New York Infantry snatched a rifle from an ill Union soldier and joined the fight at the Civil War Battle of Glendale in Virginia. 93 more words