Latest from Michael E. Ruane

A new on-line gallop through the life and heartache of President Theodore Roosevelt, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

  • Oct 18, 2018

America's bloodiest military battle started 100 years ago this month. The Meuse-Argonne campaign of World War I lasted six weeks and claimed 27,000 lives.

  • Sep 26, 2018

The USS Tampa was sunk by a German sub 100 years ago this month, killing all 130 on board and making it the Navy's worst combat loss of World War I.

  • Sep 24, 2018

The $130 million project near the Lincoln Memorial was plagued by funding problems.

  • Sep 21, 2018

The World War I monument stood tall for nearly a century. Now the Supreme Court could decide whether it has to come down.

  • Sep 21, 2018

  • Sep 12, 2018

A flood levee across 17th Street NW in the District may be deployed for first time.

  • Sep 10, 2018

The skeletons of the two Manassas soldiers were discovered in a “limb pit,” where the amputated limbs of wounded soldiers were buried.

  • Sep 6, 2018

Her first of many rescues occurred when she was 15 and she rowed out to save two boys whose boat had capsized, according to newspaper accounts.

  • Sep 5, 2018

The deluges of summer, some deadly and destructive, take a brief time out.

  • Sep 2, 2018
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