December 6, 2013Civil War Saber »
On December 6, 1862 this ornate Civil War Cavalry Officer's presentation saber was given to Colonel Hugh Judson Kilpatrick of the 2d New York Volunteer Cavalry on his promotion to full colonel ...
December 4, 2013Colt .45 caliber M1911A1 Pistol »
When Elvis Presley saw the film Patton, he was so impressed by the portrayal of General Omar N. Bradley as "the soldier's general"
in World War II, that he wanted to show Bradley his admiration ...
November 11, 2013Veterans Day Then and Now »
In a railroad car drawn up in a siding in the Forest of Compeigne, northeast of Paris, representatives of the victorious Allies and the defeated Central Powers placed their signatures on the agreement that ended the shooting of World War I ...
October 23, 2013Eyewitness to the Transformation of U.S. Army Artillery »
The William S. Barrett collection consists of historic property documenting the tremendous change in tactics when U.S. Army artillery was revolutionized. Barrett's guidon from the horse-drawn A Battery, 112th FA, is a unit symbol that has endured to this day.
October 15, 2013Swenson awarded Medal of Honor ... »
Swenson, the sixth living servicemember to be honored with the medal for actions in Afghanistan, has asked to return to active duty, according to military officials ...
September 30, 2013Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army ... »
Profile: Specialist Alex Aguilar
On 12 August 2004 while on a three man Observation Post, the HMMWV (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) Specialist Aguilar was in came under attack ...
September 19, 2013Army History Magazine: Fall 2013 Edition ... »
In this Fall 2013 issue of Army History we feature two interesting articles on very disparate topics. Both articles are timely in that we are in the opening stages of the First World War centennial commemoration and the closing stages of the Korean War sixtieth anniversary commemoration ...
September 17, 2013The Regimental Color of the 8th U.S. Infantry ... »
This standard of the 8th U.S. Infantry Regiment was presented to the West Point Museum by Major Milton Cogswell, an 1849 United States Military Academy graduate, who served in the 8th U.S. Infantry during the War with Mexico, 1846-1848 ...
September 15, 2013Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army ... »
America's diversity is a source of strength, and Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend and show their allegiance to this nation in many ways, but especially through military service ...
August 8, 2013CMH Pieces of History: Civil War Kepi ... »
The kepi features the French quatrefoil, which designates rank by the number of cords-colonel, in this case. The central device is a wreath surrounding the script letters ...
July 25, 2013CP-61 Competency Survey Coming! ... »
For CMH Historians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals: On 29 July you will be able to access an important survey and tell us what competencies are most important in your job ...
June 25, 2013Korean War Map ... »
On this anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, this map has been marked to show the disposition of friendly and enemy troops in a sector of Korea in August 1952. The 15th Infantry was occupying ...
June 18, 2013A Testimonial of "Esteem and Respect" ... »
On May 23–24, 1865 Union Army 1st Lt. Oscar D. McMillan was in obscure Hedgeville, Virginia, ninety miles northwest of the events taking place in the nation's capital on Pennsylvania Avenue ...
June 13, 2013Army History Magazine: Sumer 2013 Edition ... »
Included in this issue is a continuation of a previous article examining role played by Andrew A. Humphreys at the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg. This issues focuses on his role shifting to Chancellorsville and Gettysburg ...
June 5, 2013CMH Pieces of History: The Colt Navy Revolver ... »
The U.S. Army Center of Military History acquired a six-shot M1851 Colt Navy Revolver used in the Civil War by John Myers,
who in 1861 enlisted as a First Sergeant in the 6th Kansas Cavalry Regiment ...
May 9, 2013The Gettysburg Campaign, June - July 1863 ... »
After the Confederates' victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. Hooker, once again confronted each other across the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, Virginia ...
April 25, 2013Army Artist: Olin Dows ... »
Just a month after his arrival in England, funding for the war art program was cancelled. He and the other artists were instead given photography missions, but continued painting on their own iniative ...
April 2, 2013The 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh ... »
On April 6, 1862 the Confederate Army of the Mississippi led by General Albert Sidney Johnston launched a surprise attack on the encampment of the Union Army of the Tennessee commanded by Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ...
March 21, 2013Army History Magazine: Spring 2013 Edition ... »
The issue's featured articles include "The Doughboys Make Good: American Victories at St. Mihiel and Blanc Mont Ridge, by Mark E. Grotelueschen and "The Indomitable Dr. Augusta: The First Black Physician in the U.S. Army", by Gerald S. Henig.
March 20, 2013The Chancellorsville Campaign, January - May 1863 ... »
The battle of Chancellorsville, fought in the spring of 1863 in Virginia's Piedmont region, pitted a powerful Union Army under its newly appointed commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, against a significantly smaller but well-led Confederate force under General Robert E. Lee.
March 19, 2013Hands on History Lesson Hosted by Ft. Sill ... »
Fort Sill hosted an "Army Through Time" historical timeline event representing over 10 conflicts in American History. This was done with the support of the staffs of three Army Museums and over 50 living history volunteers from all over Oklahoma, with some coming from as far away as Arkansas.
March, 2013Women in the U.S. Army, 2013 ... »
During National Women's History Month CMH remembers and explores the expanding role of women in the U.S. military services.
Women have served in the United States Army since 1775. Currently, women serve in 95 percent of all Army occupations and make up about 15.7 percent of the Active Army.
January 30, 2013CMH Remembers: 1968 Vietnam Tet Offensive ... »
January 30 marks the 45th anniversary of the 1968 Tet Offensive. Marking a turning point of the Vietnam War, it set the United States on a path of disengagement from the war that ultimately led to the fall of Saigon some seven years later.
January 9, 2013The Bugler's Statue: Capturing a Moment ... »
CMH has provided curatorial and exhibit design services for Arlington National Cemetery's new Welcome Center.
Installed in the former Visitor Center, the new exhibits draw inspiration from Arlington's three major themes - Honor, Remember, Explore.
2012 CMH Features
December 20, 2012Just Released: Deepening Involvement, 1945 - 1965 ... » The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Vietnam War - To many Americans, the war in Vietnam was, and remains, a divisive conflict. Now almost fifty years after the beginning of major U.S. combat operations in Vietnam, the war has faded from much of America's consciousness. Over half of the U.S. population was born after the war and has no direct memory of the conflict, yet this does not lessen its importance.
September 29, 2012Army History Magazine, Fall 2012 ... » The "Army History Magazine" is published by the U.S. Army Center of Military History. The Fall 2012 issue has been released. This issue and all and past issues are available for download.