War & Military


Federal Soldiers of the Civil War

Federal Soldiers of the Civil War

In my dreams, I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.

–Douglas MacArthur 


American Revolution

Civil War

Index of Soldiers & Officers

Indian Wars, Battles & Massacres

Forts Across America

Heroes and Patriots

Additional Articles:

The Army and Westward Expansion

Bleeding Kansas and the Missouri Border War

Corps of Discovery – The Lewis & Clark Expedition

The French & Indian War

The French & Indian War

French and Indian War

Life in the Frontier Army

The Mexican-American War

Military & Government in the Formative Years (1783-1812)

Soldiering Begins in the American West

Battle of the Alamo

The War of 1812 – American Independence Confirmed

The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794


From the American Revolution to the Civil War to World War II and beyond, the United States is no different than the rest of the world – seemingly always at conflict. In these many wars, more than 1.3 million men and women have lost their lives. Of those many soldiers, some 623,026 lost their lives in the Civil War making it the costliest war in our history.

There are countless tales of bravery, tragedy, strategies, policies, and betrayal in the lives of the many who have fought for this country, and those that have been affected by war. Though Legends’ cannot possibly tell them all, these categories and articles will constantly grow as more and more stories are added.


Brule War Party

Brule War Party

I have no more land
I am driven away from home
Driven up the red waters
Let us all go
Let us all go die together

— Anonymous Creek Woman


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