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Meet the first Medal of Honor recipient: Army Pvt. Jacob Parrott

Army Pvt. Jacob Parrott was only 18 when a civilian spy and contraband smuggler proposed a daring plan, asking for volunteers: A small group...

Fort Sumter: The Civil War Begins

On the afternoon of April 11, 1861, a small open boat flying a white flag pushed off from the tip of the narrow peninsula...

Life in a war zone – Syria

Abu Yahya, his wife and four children are squeezed together on a sofa. This is their living room and now it's also their bedroom....



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