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Found: General Wellington’s French invasion command post

Portuguese archaeologists may have unearthed the headquarters of Luso-British troop commander General Wellington at a dig north of Lisbon. The General’s private quarters, a store room, a warehouse and a weapons locker were defined during the excavation. The division had been previously outlined in maps but this is the first time

The search for the HMS Diana

Researchers in Massachusetts are looking for the HMS Diana, a British schooner that ran aground and was torched by the Continental Army. "It's a relatively unknown or unrecognized battle so we want to give it more definition," said Victor Mastone, director and chief archaeologist at the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological

Skull of Buffalo Soldier reunited with body

The skull of an African American soldier in the Civil War has been reunited with the rest of his skeleton, exhumed from the Fort Craig cemetary. There turned out to be dozens of bodies still at the cemetery. All were exhumed by the government two years ago and placed in storage.

Remains of British Zulu war soldier identified by tunic button

The remains of a British soldier who died 130 years ago during the Zulu war have been identified by his tunic button. Historian Arthur Konigkramer said the distinctive metal badge was that of the General Staff Corps - and the only soldier from that regiment who fought at Isandlwana was Colour-Sergeant

Seven Civil War stories your teacher never told you

Mental_Floss has compiled a list of seven interesting facts you may or may not have known about the Civil War. 7. The armies weren't all-male - Hundreds of women on both sides pulled a Mulan, assuming male identities and appearances so that they might fight for their respective nations. Some of them did

Spanish Civil War bodies exhumed

Seven bodies have been removed from Spanish Civil War graves for official identification. Archaeologists recovered the remains, belonging to men executed by supporters of Gen Francisco Franco in 1936. This could be the first of thousands of official exhumations that have been the focus of a lengthy legal wrangle. The matter of exhumations

The spy who started the Cold War

MI5 and KGB files have revealed the identity of the spy who passed Britain’s atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, triggering the Cold War. For ten years a Soviet spy codenamed “Eric” fed Britain’s nuclear secrets to Moscow, paving the way for the Cold War. The KGB treasured him as