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United States. Army



  • Existence: 1784

Administrative History

The United States Army, previously known as the American Continental Army, was established by the Congress of the Confederation in 1784.

Brown, Jerry, 1936- Narushenie poverkhnosti i ee zashchita pri osvoenii Severa, 1981: p. 3 (Laboratorii͡a Armii SShA po izuchenii͡u kholodnykh regionov KRREL)

Genizi, H. Yoʻets u-meḳim, 1987: t.p. (Tsava ha-Ameriḳani)

Probable trend and magnitude of Soviet expenditures for national security purposes, 1969: t.p. (U.S. Army)

U.S. gov't org. man., 1978/79, p. 199 (The American Continental Army, now called the United States Army, was established by the Continental Congress, June 14, 1775)

Found in 141 Collections and/or Records:

Photographs of military camps and homes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 692
Scope and Contents

Contains 14 photographs of people and places, including military camps and houses. Photographs are primarily gelatin silver prints and gelatin printing out prints. Dated approximately 1890-1929.

Dates: approximately 1890-1929

Zebulon Montgomery Pike letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233286712]
Identifier: Vault MSS 132
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated March 13, 1813, and addressed to General M. L. Woolsey in Plattsburgh, New York. The item was written from Sackets Harbor. Pike writes concerning supplies necessary for an invasion.

Dates: 1813

Zebulon Montgomery Pike letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293742]
Identifier: Vault MSS 676
Scope and Contents

Two handwritten and signed letters. One of these items is dated June 12, 1798 and is addressed to John Wilkins. It certifies that a Joseph Henry of the quarter master department is entitled to compensation for his services. The second item is dated March 1, 1813 and is addressed to M.L. Wolsey. It is a request for sleighs and provisions needed for Pike's regiment during the War of 1812.

Dates: 1798-1813

Joseph Pike Potter pay voucher

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324094]
Identifier: MSS SC 2479
Scope and Contents

Printed, handwritten, and signed pay voucher dated 31 Oct. 1858. The item documents the pay Potter received while serving as a captain of the Seventh United States Infantry stationed at Camp Floyd, Utah.

Dates: 1858 October 31

Bert E. Pritchett photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233606695]
Identifier: MSS P 204
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 556 photographs and 160 negatives taken by Bert E. Pritchett during his service in the Army during the Second World War. Includes images of military equipment and buildings from the Pacific, as well as photographs of San Francisco, California.

Dates: approximately 1940-1949

Jesse Lee Reno letter at Camp Floyd, Utah Territory

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230238526]
Identifier: MSS SC 346
Scope and Contents

ALS which mentions the forwarding of requisitions from the 5th and 10th Infantry Regiments for new rifled muskets. Discusses defective muskets and defective saddles. Mention is also made of a Lieutenant Shunk who is to be reimbursed for his purchase of military supplies.

Dates: 1858