Military History

Dig at NY Colonial Battleground Uncovers Fort's Stone Walls

Archaeologist David Starbuck poses near a stone wall unearthed at Lake George Battlefield Park on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Lake George, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago. The excavations at the state-owned Lake George Battlefield Park wrap... more

Some Americans Refuse to Give Up on Confederate Flag

Pro-Confederate flag supporters gather for a rally at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Stone Mountain, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

HANOVER, Pa. — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. But people still fly it, and not just in the South, despite announcements by lead... more

Vets Pictures Sought in Indiana

A central Indiana man is on a mission to have a picture of every Hoosier hero killed in the Vietnam War. There are about 1,500 Hoosiers named in an online memorial called The Wall of Faces. However, about 65 veterans still do not have a picture. David Hine has created a Facebook page in an attempt to locate the missing pictures. A list of vetera... more

Mt. Soledad Cross Saved

The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association recently purchased land from the Department of Defense in order to preserve the 43-foot Mt. Soledad cross that was erected in 1954. In the past, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Jewish War Veterans sued to have the cross removed because they believe it infringes on their constitutional rights. Th... more

Confederate Flag Taken Down in South Carolina After 54 Years

An honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol removes the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds in Columbia, S.C., Friday, July 10, 2015, ending its 54-year presence there. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — For the first time since the civil rights movement, the Confederate flag was removed entirely from the South Carolina Statehouse, in a swift ceremony Friday before thousands of people who cheered as the Civil War-era banner was lowered from a 30-foot flagpole. Many people believed the flag would fly indefinitely in this state,... more

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