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Battle of Oak Hills or Wilson's Creek

Report of Brig. Gen. J.H. McBride, Missouri State Guard (Confederate)

Camp On Wilson’s Creek August 10, 1861

General: This morning a little after 6 o’clock, while at breakfast, I received orders from you to form my command in line. 431 more words

In Their Own Words

Memorial Day Memories: Uncle Wendall Laverne Larson KIA, Korean War

My Uncle Wendall Laverne Larson at age 23 died serving his country during the Korean War.  Wendall’s toe tag

His military records state that,

“Cpl. Larson was KIA at approx 1900 hours, on 22 October 1951, near Nodong-Ni, North Korea.   1,232 more words


The Waterloo Connection

One of my favourite things is spending time with my mother at Register House in Edinburgh. Together we have uncovered a lot of information on our family and picked up a lot of certificates. 797 more words


Remembering War War I - Furious Fighting at Verdun

WWI Poster Collection, DHS

Sgt. Hubbard Jones Logan

Sgt. Logan’s Service Record





Stephen Curtis Service Record

Stephen Curtis’s personal comments

Frederick Augustus Curtis Service Record… 19 more words

World War I

US WWI Draft Cards ... David O'Connell

The World War I was a life changing event.  We felt the impact less here in the US; but still, millions of young men registered for the draft.   381 more words

Family History

Major League Baseball, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and World War II, 1941-1942

Today’s post is written by Dr. Greg Bradsher and Dr. Sylvia Naylor, Archivists at the National Archives at College Park.

During the summer of 1940, as German military forces overran France, many Americans began to support the need for compulsory military training in the event that the United States entered the war in Europe. 4,181 more words

Archives II

The Death of a Lady: The USS Lexington (CV-2) at the Battle of the Coral Sea, Part II: Photographs

Today’s post is written by David Langbart, Archivist at the National Archives at College Park.

The previous post described the Battle of the Coral Sea, included a transcript of portions of the log of the USS  399 more words

Archives II