Harry Goes to War

Conflict: World War I

Did you know that President Truman was the only U.S. president to serve in combat during World War I? (Eisenhower also served during WWI but was stationed stateside.) Harry Truman had joined the artillery of the Missouri National Guard in … Continue reading

The Black Terror

Conflict: Civil War

At $8.63, the Black Terror was probably the cheapest ship the U.S. Navy ever built. But its price tag shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the dramatically named gunboat was actually a dummy built from an old coal barge for … Continue reading