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The Burgh's History Page
Another one of my big interests is history. I like most history, but my main focus is in American military history. Through the following sites I hope you can take with you a little appreciation for how these wars contributed to shaping not only the United States, but the world as a whole. I would also like to send a little dedication out to all the men, women, and in some cases children who fought and died while fighting in these wars, and to the men and women who today carry the torch of freedom while defending America, WE THANK YOU! This page is dedicated to my Grandfather Thomas C. Stiefvater (1922-1997) - World War II Veteran.

"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten." - Rudyard Kipling
  • Thomas C. Stiefvater
    The link displays the entry for my grandfather on the World War II Memorial website.

French and Indian War (1754-1763) - includes Pontiac's War (1763-1766)
  • The War that Made America
    Website about the PBS series on the French and Indian War.
  • Battle of Fort Necessity
    Opening battle of the French and Indian War in the summer of 1754. The replica fort is located near Farmington, Pennsylvania.
  • Fort Ligonier
    Rebuilt replica of the former British fort located near Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
  • Fort Pitt Museum
    Former British fort located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers during the French and Indian War. Later, it became an American outpost during the Revolutionary War. The former French Fort Duquesne was located at roughly this same site before the French and Indian War. Today it is a museum dedicated to the fort and the French and Indian War.
  • Battle of Bushy Run
    Battle during the beginning of Pontiac's War. It took place near Jeannette, Pennsylvania on August 5-6, 1763.

American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

War of 1812 (1812-1814)

Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

American Civil War (1861-1865)


Miscellaneous Links

Spanish-American War (1898-1902)

World War I (1914-1918) - U. S. involvment was mainly from 1917-1918.

World War II (1939-1945)

Cold War (1946-1989) - Dates are debatable. I Went with the end of World War II till the break up of the Soviet Union.

Korean War (1950-1953)

Vietnam War (1961-1975)

Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)

Operation Enduring Freedom (2001-Present)

Iraq War (2003-Present)

Memorials and Museums

Miscellaneous History Links