Category: america

🇺🇸 US troops at the Second Temple of Hera, P…

🇺🇸 US troops at the Second Temple of Hera, Paestum, Italy, mid-Sep 1943. #history #ww2 #wwii #italy #usa #america #usarmy #army #ruins #1943 #40s
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🇺🇸 Union POW’s photographed by Andrew Jackso…

🇺🇸 Union POW’s photographed by Andrew Jackson Riddle on August 16, 1864 at the Confederate prison named ‘Camp Sumter’ near Andersonville, Georgia. More prisoners died during that terrible August of 1864 when the prisons ranks swelled to over 33,000 men. Very few rations and a low supply of fresh water combined with rampant disease led to that August being the deadliest month in the prisons history. In total over the camps life nearly 13,000 Union men would perish there. [Library of Congress] #history #usa #america #civilwar

🇺🇸 Sgt. Alvin York who, while practically un…

🇺🇸 Sgt. Alvin York who, while practically unassisted, captured 132 Germans (including a Major) and killed 25. Along with the Medal of Honor, York was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palm by Marshal Foch who said to him: “What you did was the greatest thing accomplished by any private soldier of all of the armies of Europe.” #history #ww1 #usarmy #usa #america
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Confederate veterans gathered at the 50th anni…

Confederate veterans gathered at the 50th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, July, 1913. #history #civilwar #usa #america #confederate #csa #gettysburg

🇺🇸 Wieland Norris of Rolling Hills, Californ…

🇺🇸 Wieland Norris of Rolling Hills, California, who fell in 1970. Today would have been his birthday. He is the younger brother of legendary actor Chuck Norris. [Source: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund] #usa #army #america #nam #vietnamwar #1970 #chucknorris #history #war

🇺🇸 “The Glorious Fourth” by Mort Kunstler. G…

🇺🇸 “The Glorious Fourth” by Mort Kunstler. Grant celebrating the capture of Vicksburg on July 4th, 1863. #history #usa #america #4thofjuly

🇺🇸 Troops of the 325th Glider Infantry movin…

🇺🇸 Troops of the 325th Glider Infantry moving through the fog to a new position. Battle of the Bulge. [US Army photograph] #usarmy #army #ww2 #wwii #history #usa #america

🇺🇸 Culpeper, Va. Generals of the Army of the…

🇺🇸 Culpeper, Va. Generals of the Army of the Potomac: Gouverneur K. Warren, William H. French, George G. Meade, Henry J. Hunt, Andrew A. Humphreys, George Sykes. August, 1863. [Library of Congress] #history #civilwar #usa #army #america

🇺🇸One year ago today, we lost this great war…

🇺🇸One year ago today, we lost this great warrior. RIP General Hal Moore (1922-2017) #usa #america #usarmy #army #halmoore

🇺🇸 First Lt. Alonzo Cushing (L) with fellow …

🇺🇸 First Lt. Alonzo Cushing (L) with fellow officers of the 4th Artillery in a picture taken sometime between 1860 and 1863. Cushing received the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2014 by President Barack Obama.

Cushing was killed on July 3, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg. Cushing defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett’s Charge, a major Confederate thrust that was repelled by Union forces. Though severely wounded, his actions helped made it possible for the Union Army to repel the assault. [U.S. National Archives/Mathew Brady] #war #history #civilwar #usa #america #westpoint #union #army #usarmy