Wars and Conflicts of the U.S. Military

The following essays and articles chronicle many of the battles, conflicts and wars that Americans have fought in since the 1700's all the way to present day.

The Birth of the U. S. Army by Joseph K. Leach

Details the formation of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the battles fought to secure our liberty and new nation.

The War of 1812 by Jospeh K. Leach

Often called the "2nd War for Independence", the War of 1812 was crucial for the survival of our young nation and gaining respect with the world's powerful nations.

The Mexican-American War by Joseph K. Leach

The war that led to the United States stretching from "Sea to Shining Sea" and trained the officers who would lead their armies in battle in the Civil War.

The Civil War by Joseph K. Leach

The War Between the States would see more Americans killed in battle than any other war. Many disagree on why it was fought but all agree that it was unusually brutal.

The Spanish-American War by Joseph K. Leach

America flexes her muscle in the world arena and declares war on Spain after a US ship is sunk in Cuba leading to Spain losing Cuba and the Philippines.

The U.S. Army in World War I by Joseph K. Leach

America sends her sons and daughters to Europe to help the Allies defeat Imperial Germany and liberate France and Belgium from their invaders.

The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo by Joseph K. Leach

LtCol James Doolittle and an all-volunteer force fly B-25 bombers from an aircraft carrier to launch the first strike on the Japanes home islands during WWII.

The Battle for Guadalcanal by Joseph K. Leach

The Marines of the 1st Marine Division launch the first major attack to repel the Japanese in the Pacific.

The Battle for Iwo Jima by Joseph K. Leach

The story of one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two and the Marine Corps' finest hour

The Battle of Midway by John C. Silva

The turning point of World War Two and the greatest carrier battle of all time

The Korean War by Joseph K. Leach

South Korea is invaded by their neighbors in the North and the United States lead a United Nations effort to expel them and restore peace to the area.

A World War II Experience

Col. William Slayden USA (Ret.) has written his first-hand account of the Battle of the Bulge

The Dominican Intervention by John C. Silva

The United States send Marines and the 82nd Airborne to the Dominican Republic to restore peace and a democratic government after a military coup.


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