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U.S. Military History Group Founded in 2012, the U.S. Military History Group (USMHG) is a not-for-profit organization supporting the _U.S. Military History Review_, a peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to the military history of the United States.

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Today in U.S. Military History16 September 1940 - President Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act, which allows for ...
09/16/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

16 September 1940 - President Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act, which allows for the first peacetime draft in American history

Today in U.S. Military History

16 September 1940 - President Roosevelt signs the Selective Service Act, which allows for the first peacetime draft in American history

Today in U.S. Military History15 September 1944 - 1st Marine Division lands on the island of Peleliu in one of the costl...
09/16/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

15 September 1944 - 1st Marine Division lands on the island of Peleliu in one of the costliest and most controversial amphibious operations of World War II

Today in U.S. Military History

15 September 1944 - 1st Marine Division lands on the island of Peleliu in one of the costliest and most controversial amphibious operations of World War II

Today in U.S. Military History14 September 1847 - American troops capture and occupy Mexico City during the Mexican-Amer...
09/15/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

14 September 1847 - American troops capture and occupy Mexico City during the Mexican-American War

Today in U.S. Military History

14 September 1847 - American troops capture and occupy Mexico City during the Mexican-American War

Today in U.S. Military History13 September 1862 - Union Corporal Barton Mitchell finds Confederate General Robert E. Lee...
09/13/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

13 September 1862 - Union Corporal Barton Mitchell finds Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Special Orders No. 191, which contains the plan for the Confederate invasion of Maryland during the Antietam campaign

Today in U.S. Military History

13 September 1862 - Union Corporal Barton Mitchell finds Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Special Orders No. 191, which contains the plan for the Confederate invasion of Maryland during the Antietam campaign

Today in U.S. Military History12 September 1812 - Maryland militia troops stand their ground against British forces at t...
09/12/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

12 September 1812 - Maryland militia troops stand their ground against British forces at the Battle of North Point, causing the British to withdraw

Today in U.S. Military History

12 September 1812 - Maryland militia troops stand their ground against British forces at the Battle of North Point, causing the British to withdraw

Today in U.S. Military History11 September 1965 - 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) begins to arrive in South Vietnam, br...
09/12/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

11 September 1965 - 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) begins to arrive in South Vietnam, bringing U.S. troop strength to 125,000

Today in U.S. Military History

11 September 1965 - 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) begins to arrive in South Vietnam, bringing U.S. troop strength to 125,000

Today in U.S. Military History10 September 1813 - US naval forces under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a Royal Nav...
09/10/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

10 September 1813 - US naval forces under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a Royal Navy squadron, winning the Battle of Lake Erie

Today in U.S. Military History

10 September 1813 - US naval forces under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeat a Royal Navy squadron, winning the Battle of Lake Erie

Today in U.S. Military History9 September 1972 - Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, a Weapons System Officer, in a F-4D “Pha...
09/09/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

9 September 1972 - Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, a Weapons System Officer, in a F-4D “Phantom”, scores his fifth and sixth victories, making him the leading American ace of the war

Today in U.S. Military History

9 September 1972 - Captain Charles B. DeBellevue, a Weapons System Officer, in a F-4D “Phantom”, scores his fifth and sixth victories, making him the leading American ace of the war

Today in U.S. Military History8 September 1864 - Union Major General George B. McClellan accepts the Democratic nominati...
09/08/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

8 September 1864 - Union Major General George B. McClellan accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

Today in U.S. Military History

8 September 1864 - Union Major General George B. McClellan accepts the Democratic nomination for US President

Today in U.S. Military History7 September 1864 - Union Major General William T. Sherman orders civilians to evacuate Atl...
09/07/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

7 September 1864 - Union Major General William T. Sherman orders civilians to evacuate Atlanta, saying, “If the people raise a howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war and not popularity-seeking.”

Today in U.S. Military History

7 September 1864 - Union Major General William T. Sherman orders civilians to evacuate Atlanta, saying, “If the people raise a howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war and not popularity-seeking.”

Today in U.S. Military History4 September 1974 - General Creighton W. Abrams, serving Army Chief of Staff, dies
09/05/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

4 September 1974 - General Creighton W. Abrams, serving Army Chief of Staff, dies

Today in U.S. Military History

4 September 1974 - General Creighton W. Abrams, serving Army Chief of Staff, dies

Today in U.S. Military History2 September 1940 - The United States and United Kingdom conclude the “Bases for Destroyers...
09/02/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

2 September 1940 - The United States and United Kingdom conclude the “Bases for Destroyers” deal, which trades 50 obsolete US destroyers for basing rights in the Caribbean

Today in U.S. Military History

2 September 1940 - The United States and United Kingdom conclude the “Bases for Destroyers” deal, which trades 50 obsolete US destroyers for basing rights in the Caribbean

Today in U.S. Military History29 August 1916 – U.S. Naval Flying Corps was founded with 150 officers and 350 enlisted me...
08/30/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

29 August 1916 – U.S. Naval Flying Corps was founded with 150 officers and 350 enlisted men

Today in U.S. Military History

29 August 1916 – U.S. Naval Flying Corps was founded with 150 officers and 350 enlisted men

Today in U.S. Military History28 August 1965 – Captain Richard S. Ritchie became the first and only U.S. Air Force ace o...
08/29/2021

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28 August 1965 – Captain Richard S. Ritchie became the first and only U.S. Air Force ace of the Vietnam War when he shot down his 5th MiG-21

Today in U.S. Military History

28 August 1965 – Captain Richard S. Ritchie became the first and only U.S. Air Force ace of the Vietnam War when he shot down his 5th MiG-21

Today in U.S. Military History27 August 1776 – Lieutenant General George Washington and the Continental Army were defeat...
08/27/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

27 August 1776 – Lieutenant General George Washington and the Continental Army were defeated at the Battle of Brooklyn, opening up New York City to British occupation

Today in U.S. Military History

27 August 1776 – Lieutenant General George Washington and the Continental Army were defeated at the Battle of Brooklyn, opening up New York City to British occupation

Today in U.S. Military History24 August 1814 – After defeating American forces, British troops entered Washington, DC, a...
08/24/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

24 August 1814 – After defeating American forces, British troops entered Washington, DC, and burned the Capitol Building and the White House

Today in U.S. Military History

24 August 1814 – After defeating American forces, British troops entered Washington, DC, and burned the Capitol Building and the White House

Today in U.S. Military History22 August 1942 – Brazil declared war on Germany.  The Brazilian Expeditionary Force later ...
08/23/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

22 August 1942 – Brazil declared war on Germany. The Brazilian Expeditionary Force later fought in the Italian Campaign during the U.S. Fifth Army.

Today in U.S. Military History

22 August 1942 – Brazil declared war on Germany. The Brazilian Expeditionary Force later fought in the Italian Campaign during the U.S. Fifth Army.

Today in U.S. Military History21 August 1863 – Lawrence, Kansas, was sacked by Confederate guerrillas under William Quan...
08/21/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

21 August 1863 – Lawrence, Kansas, was sacked by Confederate guerrillas under William Quantrill

Today in U.S. Military History

21 August 1863 – Lawrence, Kansas, was sacked by Confederate guerrillas under William Quantrill

Today in U.S. Military History20 August 1794 – Major General “Mad” Anthony Wayne routed American Indians at Fallen Timbe...
08/20/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

20 August 1794 – Major General “Mad” Anthony Wayne routed American Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio

Today in U.S. Military History

20 August 1794 – Major General “Mad” Anthony Wayne routed American Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio

Today in U.S. Military History19 August 1944 – Canadian II Corps and U.S. V Corps close the Falaise Gap trapping the Ger...
08/19/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

19 August 1944 – Canadian II Corps and U.S. V Corps close the Falaise Gap trapping the German Seventh Army and Fifth Panzer Army

Today in U.S. Military History

19 August 1944 – Canadian II Corps and U.S. V Corps close the Falaise Gap trapping the German Seventh Army and Fifth Panzer Army

Today in U.S. Military History17 August 1942 – First raid by U.S. Eighth Air Force conducted against German occupied Eur...
08/17/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

17 August 1942 – First raid by U.S. Eighth Air Force conducted against German occupied Europe

Today in U.S. Military History

17 August 1942 – First raid by U.S. Eighth Air Force conducted against German occupied Europe

Today in U.S. Military History16 August 1780 – American forces were decisively defeated by the British at the Battle of ...
08/16/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

16 August 1780 – American forces were decisively defeated by the British at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina

Today in U.S. Military History

16 August 1780 – American forces were decisively defeated by the British at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina

Today in U.S. Military History15 August 1918 – U.S. Army’s 339th Infantry Regiment landed at Vladivostok, Russia, to aid...
08/16/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

15 August 1918 – U.S. Army’s 339th Infantry Regiment landed at Vladivostok, Russia, to aid anti-communist forces fighting in the Russian Civil War

Today in U.S. Military History

15 August 1918 – U.S. Army’s 339th Infantry Regiment landed at Vladivostok, Russia, to aid anti-communist forces fighting in the Russian Civil War

Today in U.S. Military History14 August 1912 – U.S. Marines, including Major Smedley D. Butler, occupy Nicaragua
08/16/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

14 August 1912 – U.S. Marines, including Major Smedley D. Butler, occupy Nicaragua

Today in U.S. Military History

14 August 1912 – U.S. Marines, including Major Smedley D. Butler, occupy Nicaragua

Today in U.S. Military History12 August 1898 – Spanish-American War ended
08/13/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

12 August 1898 – Spanish-American War ended

Today in U.S. Military History

12 August 1898 – Spanish-American War ended

Today in U.S. Military History11 August 1958 – American nuclear submarine USS Skate became the first submarine to surfac...
08/11/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

11 August 1958 – American nuclear submarine USS Skate became the first submarine to surface through the ice at the North Pole

Today in U.S. Military History

11 August 1958 – American nuclear submarine USS Skate became the first submarine to surface through the ice at the North Pole

Today in U.S. Military History8 August 1942 – Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen to command Operation TO...
08/08/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

8 August 1942 – Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen to command Operation TORCH, the Allied invasion of North Africa

Today in U.S. Military History

8 August 1942 – Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen to command Operation TORCH, the Allied invasion of North Africa

Today in U.S. Military History7 August 1782 – Lieutenant General George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit -...
08/08/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

7 August 1782 – Lieutenant General George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit - the Purple Heart

Today in U.S. Military History

7 August 1782 – Lieutenant General George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit - the Purple Heart

Today in U.S. Military History6 August 1819 – Norwich University, the first private military school in American, was fou...
08/06/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

6 August 1819 – Norwich University, the first private military school in American, was founded by Captain Alden Partridge

Today in U.S. Military History

6 August 1819 – Norwich University, the first private military school in American, was founded by Captain Alden Partridge

Today in U.S. Military History5 August 1864 - At the Battle of Mobile Bay, U.S. Admiral David G. Farragut exclaimed “dam...
08/05/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

5 August 1864 - At the Battle of Mobile Bay, U.S. Admiral David G. Farragut exclaimed “damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead”

Today in U.S. Military History

5 August 1864 - At the Battle of Mobile Bay, U.S. Admiral David G. Farragut exclaimed “damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead”

Today in U.S. Military History3 August 1914 – Work on the Panama Canal was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers u...
08/03/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

3 August 1914 – Work on the Panama Canal was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers under Colonel George W. Goethals

Today in U.S. Military History

3 August 1914 – Work on the Panama Canal was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers under Colonel George W. Goethals

Today in U.S. Military History2 August 1990 – Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait precipitating Desert Shield/Desert Storm
08/02/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

2 August 1990 – Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait precipitating Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Today in U.S. Military History

2 August 1990 – Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait precipitating Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Today in U.S. Military History1 August 1864 – U.S. Major General Philip Sheridan assumed command of the Army of the Shen...
08/01/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

1 August 1864 – U.S. Major General Philip Sheridan assumed command of the Army of the Shenandoah

Today in U.S. Military History

1 August 1864 – U.S. Major General Philip Sheridan assumed command of the Army of the Shenandoah

Today in U.S. Military History30 July 1942 – First women accepted by in the US Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer ...
07/29/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

30 July 1942 – First women accepted by in the US Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)

Today in U.S. Military History

30 July 1942 – First women accepted by in the US Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)

Today in U.S. Military History28 July 1943 – Japanese evacuate Kiska in the Aleutian Islands
07/28/2021

Today in U.S. Military History

28 July 1943 – Japanese evacuate Kiska in the Aleutian Islands

Today in U.S. Military History

28 July 1943 – Japanese evacuate Kiska in the Aleutian Islands

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