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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:

Leland I. Selvey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9239
Scope and Contents

Contains materials pertaining to the life of Leland Ira Selvey, particularly in relation to his time serving in France during World War I. Included are souvenirs from France, such as guidebooks, a single feather, postcards, and printed ephemera. Also includes handwritten letters from family and friends, scrapbooks, notebooks, diaries, and 259 photographs and negatives. Dated 1905-1927, with the bulk dated 1918-1919.

Dates: approximately 1905-1927; Majority of material found within 1918-1919

William T. Sherman correspondence with Frederick van Vliet

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292447]
Identifier: Vault MSS 570
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters. On April 22, 1861 Frederick van Vliet at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas wrote to Sherman requesting his recommendation for a commission in the United States Army. Sherman wrote his reply on the same sheet of paper on April 25, 1861 at Saint Louis, Missouri. Sherman recommended van Vliet be made an officer of cavalry.

Dates: 1861 April

William T. Sherman letter

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7713
Scope and Contents

The William T. Sherman letter is addressed to Francis Amasa Walker and is dated August 20, 1874. At the time of the writing, Sherman was the Commander-in-Chief of the US Army. Sherman expresses his views on the topic of a book, and adds comments on the Mormon problem-suggesting that both Mormons and Indians must be assimilated into American society to survive the consequences of the westward movement.

Dates: 1874 August 20

E. Gene Shumway family papers

Identifier: MSS 8874
Scope and Contents Contains papers relating to the life and military service of Marjorie, Don L., and E. Gene Shumway during World War II, collected by E. Gene Shumway. Especially well documented is the the Women's Army Corps service and life of Marjorie Shumway. Included are many of her scrapbooks and photographs. Includes several letters sent between Marjorie, Don, and E. Gene and their family. Includes some phonograph records created by Don L. Included too are books and technical manuals of E. Gene, and...
Dates: 1928-2006

Albert Aikens Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7686
Scope and Contents Contains materials pertaining to Albert Aikens Smith's personal life and professional military life. Includes military papers, correspondence, maps, photographs and negatives from Smith’s time training and serving in the National Guard of Utah from 1929-1937, and the United States Army in WWII and the Korean War. Photographs and negatives also pertain to Smith’s personal life, focused on his wife and children. School yearbooks are from Smith’s time at David High School and BYU. The Albert...
Dates: 1920-1985

Charles Ferguson Smith pay voucher

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324110]
Identifier: MSS SC 2481
Scope and Contents

Printed, handwritten, and signed pay voucher dated the "Last" day of Oct. 1858. The item documents the pay Smith received while serving as a Lieutenant Colonel of the Tenth United States Infantry stationed at Camp Floyd, Utah.

Dates: 1858 October 31

George John Stumpf papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230217561]
Identifier: MSS 1728
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings, programs, and identification cards. Many of the items deal with Lindbergh and with the death of Stumpf. Most of the certificates deal with Stumpf's service as an aviator in World War I.

Dates: 1915-1986

Zachary Taylor letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292371]
Identifier: Vault MSS 566
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter dated December 1, 1848 and written in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was addressed to "Thes. Shute" of new Orleans. Taylor expresses regret that he must turn down the offer of Capt. Thompson to take passage to Louisville on the "Magnolia." Taylor was not sure at the time when he would be going North.

Dates: 1848 December 1

A. I. Terrell letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323450]
Identifier: MSS SC 2418
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter dated 26 July 1848 and addressed to Abel Hagerty in Witumpka, Alabama. The item was written in Brazos, Texas. Terrell describes his journey by steamship from New Orleans. Terrell came in an attemp to invest in surplus Mexican War stock, equipment, and supplies, especially horses which their company planed to drive overland to New Orleans after purchasing them from the United States government.

Dates: 1848 July 26

Thomas G. Alexander personal papers, 1954-2017

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1970 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains the personal papers of Thomas G. Alexander dated 1954 to 2017. Included are materials about the U.S. Army, Volkswagen, Sunday School and Priesthood lessons, and notes for church talks.

Dates: 1954-2017