British infantry advancing during the launch of the Somme Offensive, July 1, 1916 The Somme Offensive By 1916, British casualties on the Western Front had amounted to more than 400,000 men dead, wounded or missing. 20,000 new volunteer recruits were needed every month to replace the casualties. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate have awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the Army's 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers (bohr-ehn-kin-EERS'). The unit was first formed as Puerto Rican volunteers, and was redesignated as the 65th Infantry Regiment in 1920.
The Army could have 44 of the first female infantry officers this time next year, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told Congress.
A volunteer sorting through various Civil War files at the National Archives found a rare letter written by poet and essayist Walt Whitman for wounded soldier, Pvt. Robert N. Jabo of the 8th New Hampshire infantry. The letter was discovered last month while pension files for Civil War widows were being prepared to be digitized... Show More Summary
Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, volunteer members of the Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment stand as silent sentinels guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns. Through the brutal heat of a Washington summer or, like this weekend, a record snowfall and blizzard, the men of “The Old Guard” perform their duty with unmatched […]
The Remnants of the First State Flag Presented to the 48th Pennsylvaniain September 1861 (pacivilwarflags.org) 150 years ago today...on July 22, 1865, the 48th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry would cease to any longer exist. The regiment was disbanded, its soldiers and officers mustered out of service, its veterans returning to their homes. Show More Summary
...Where Gowen Fell...Fort Mahone Today Throughout the four years of the American Civil War--by rail, by foot, and on water--the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry traversed nearly 5,000 miles of ground, campaigning in several different theaters of operations, and across seven states. Show More Summary
One hundred and fifty years ago today the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry entered Charleston, South Carolina. Blain Roberts and Ethan Kytle offer a vivid description…
Fox News: Two female Marine officers who volunteered to attempt the Corps’ challenging Infantry Officer Course did not proceed beyond the first day of the course, a Marine Corps spokesperson confirms to the Free Beacon. The two were the only female officers attempting the course in the current cycle, which began Thursday in Quantico, Virginia. […]
For the first time, the Army is planning to allow female solders to attend Ranger School as part of an assessment that could permanently open the grueling infantry course to women.
The female Marine officer who wrote about her theory as to why so many women had failed the grueling infantry officer course has volunteered for duty in Afghanistan, Business Insider has learned. In an op-ed published Mar. 28 in The Washington Post, 2nd Lt. Show More Summary
So this story broke right as I was leaving work, and I didn’t have time to investigate it too deeply — my employers believe in not exploiting my labor, no matter how much I plead to the contrary, the damned communists — but I really am interested in investigating this issue further. Maybe it’s just [...]
During the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was composed of free black men who volunteered as soldiers to fight against the Confederacy. The infantry regiment, formed after the Emancipation Proclamation, was one of the first black Union Army regiments and participated in battles until the end of the war.
This Thursday marks the 150th anniversary of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry’s unsuccessful assault at Battery Wagner outside of Charleston. Though the amount of attention focused on this event pales in comparison with the recent commemoration of the battle of Gettysburg, the event constitutes the “high water-mark” of the black soldier experience in the Civil [...]
I’ve shot this flag on Acorn Street (Beacon Hill, Boston), but I never realized that it is the a flag of the 60th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which only existed from 1864 – 1865 (no, that’s not a typo): The … Continue reading ?
Equipped with additional information and with city offices resuming work, the search for Mr. Cloyde W. Williams continued. I learned that he was a US Infantry Volunteer (34th Regiment), who fought... ...
On September 28, during the first day of the Infantry Officer Course at Quantico, Virginia one of the two women volunteers attempting to make it through the Marine Corps’ toughest training dropped out. It should be noted that 25 percent of the men enrolled dropped out the same day. Now, NPR reports, the only other woman in [...]Show More Summary
The female volunteers are part of a study by the Marines to see if women can become ground combat leaders. No other female Marines have signed up for the next course.
I like the idea behind this short film. Young African-American woman gets an A on an essay she wrote about the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry after having viewed the movie, Glory. Her adviser suggests that she visit the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C. to talk with curator Hari Jones. The two walk [...]
Seventy-five journalists from around the nation have formed an infantry company and they’re volunteering their service to the country in the war in Afghanistan. They plan on leaving for the war next week after nearly a week of training in the parking lot outside of The Military Times in Arlington, Virginia. “We’re tired of being [...]