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Mexican-American War

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  • Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne

    Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne
    The day after Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's victory at Cedar Mountain, he stepped out of his tent and saw a Union prisoner of war trying to pluck hairs from the general's horse, Little Sorrel.
  • San Rafael Arcángel, a hospital, was among the last missions built

    San Rafael Arcángel, a hospital, was among the last missions built
    San Rafael Arcángel, 20th mission, 1817 San Rafael, designed to be a hospital, was among the last missions built and the first to close. The idea was to serve ailing neophytes (as the padres called baptized converts and laborers) from San Francisco....

    Why are Americans so easily taken to war?

    To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1) When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...

    Illinois museum stands its ground over Gen. Santa Anna's leg

    Illinois museum stands its ground over Gen. Santa Anna's leg
    Illinois museum officials say their Lone Star State counterparts have no leg to stand on as they seek a prosthesis from Springfield. The curator of the Illinois State Military Museum plans to keep Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's wooden leg...

    From the sea, a refreshed perspective on the California coast

    From the sea, a refreshed perspective on the California coast
    Admit it, California is a tourist's wonderland. Nearly every city up and down the coast is worth a visit. You may think you've seen all they have to offer, but these seaside cities have surprises in store, provided you approach properly from the water....