Wars & Conflicts

Explore the timeline of American wars and conflicts including the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the American Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War.

Explore the timeline of American wars and conflicts from the American Revolutionary War to current global conflicts.

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day (April 9)

This day honors those veterans who have served their country while being held captive in enemy territory. The day also honors the family of the prisoners of war and their long and anxious wait to see their family again. Visit the collection.

Parris Island | Carolina Snaps

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Parris Island in Beaufort, SC has trained US Marines since 1915. It was named after Alexander Parris. In 1949 it began training female recruits. Its mission is to transform recruits through rigorous...
Fort Jackson | Carolina Snaps

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Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC trains 50% of US Army soldiers and 60% of female recruits. It was established in 1917 and almost closed in 1949 but remained open due to the Cold War and Korean War. It...
Shaw Air Force Base | Carolina Snaps

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Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina is home to the 9th Air Force Headquarters and the 20th Fighter Wing. It was activated as Shaw Field in 1941 for Army Air Corps pilot training before the US...
Absolum Williams

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Did you know that a Black sailor once served on the ill-fated Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley ? Shortly after the Hunley's arrival in Charleston, South Carolina, Lieutenant John Payne of the...
Battle of Camden | Carolina Snaps

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The Battle of Camden during the American Revolutionary War is one of the most notorious battles to ever take place on U.S. soil. The Battle of Camden occurred on August 16, 1780. The evening before...