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.

We Have A Story To Tell
Episode 1

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Produced by Mark Adams, this Carolina Stories documentary tells the story of the South Carolina Army National Guard, from its founding in 1670, to present day. The Guard’s history is long and rich...
SC Military Museum Overview | Let's Go!

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First established in Sumter county as the “National Guard Museum and State Weapons Collection”, the South Carolina Military Museum relocated to the capital city of Columbia to better serve its mission...
3D VR - SC Military Museum | Let's Go!
3D VR - SC Military Museum | Let's Go!

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First established in Sumter county as the “National Guard Museum and State Weapons Collection”, the South Carolina Military Museum relocated to the capital city of Columbia to better serve its mission...
SC Military Museum Photo Gallery | Let's Go!
SC Military Museum Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

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Included in this photo gallery are the following Type II Blakely Rifled Cannons from the S.S. Georgiana 2nd South Carolina Infantry Uniform - American Revolutionary War, 1776 Model 1842 "Palmetto"...
Historic Brattonsville | Go For It

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Join Devyn as she steps back in time on a visit to Historic Brattonsville, one of the many sites throughout the state that preserves South Carolina’s unique Revolutionary War history.
Tankbusters: Advice for Students
Episode 10

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Lieutenant Colonel Joel "Rally" Rush offers advice for youth who may be interested in a career in the U.S. Air Force.
Tankbusters: Conclusion
Episode 9

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Lieutenant Colonel Joel "Rally" Rush elaborates on how American sentiments changed from before the conflict, to afterwards. Lt. Col. Rush also discusses the lessons people should take away from the...
Tankbusters: "SCUD Hunts"
Episode 7

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While Lieutenant Colonel Joel Rush did not participate in any organized hunts for Saddam Hussein's SCUD missiles, he recalls his experience of running into a SCUD missile launcher during a night...
Tankbusters: Life in the Desert
Episode 6

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Lieutenant Colonel Joel "Rally" Rush discusses what living conditions were like in the deserts of the Middle East region.