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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:

Jane Thompson life sketch

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329416]
Identifier: MSS SC 2967
Scope and Contents

Brief reminiscences of important experiences in her life, including singing with the 314th Army Special Service Band, 1945-1947; work with the Program Bureau and in related capacities at BYU, 1952-1984; service on the general board of the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1954-1970; and other experiences relating to music. Includes several photographic images.

Dates: approximately 1998

Tiger Jack

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1589
Scope and Contents

Printer's proofs, a rough draft, and newsletters. These include a printer's proof of "Tiger Jack" and a photocopy of printer's proofs with handwritten corrections superimposed on each. Also included is a typewritten rough draft of "Division Commander: Study of a leader, 'P' Wood and the 4th Armored Division," and newsletters (1973-1974) describing the history of the division during World War II.

Dates: 1979

Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert pay voucher

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324144]
Identifier: MSS SC 2484
Scope and Contents

Printed, handwritten, and signed pay voucher dated 28 Oct. 1858. The item documents the pay Torbert received while serving as a second lieutenant of the Fifth United States Infantry stationed at Camp Floyd, Utah.

Dates: 1858 October 28

John Bates Warall letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312305]
Identifier: MSS SC 1392
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written at Camp Floyd, Utah and addressed to Colonel Daniel Ruggles at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Warall gives a general report on the condition and activities of the camp which includes the establishment of musical bands, temperance societies, masonic lodges, and other organizations and events promoting morale among the soldiers.

Dates: 1859

Washington's eyes : the continental light dragoons

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2658
Scope and Contents

Typewritten book drafts with handwritten corrections. Loescher writes about the cavalry in the continental army during the American Revolution. The draft was submitted to the Old Army Press for publication.

Dates: approximately 1975

Weights of Gen. George Washington and his generals taken at West Point, August 19, 1783

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 762
Scope and Contents Photographs, photocopies of the photographs, and CD-ROM of photographs of a handwritten list of the names and weights of generals, colonels, and lieutenant colonels in the United States Army in 1783. Included in the photograph are etchings of Washington's farewell to his officers and his resignation as commander of the United States Army. Also includes correspondence about the items between the Division of Manuscripts and the Library of Congress. The photograph was created by Jack V....
Dates: 1968

Wilford E. Smith scrapbooks, 1934-1952

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7936 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbooks containing greeting cards from 1934 to 1939, materials from Wilford E. Smith and Ruth Christensen's wedding in 1949, and materials from Wilford E. Smith's time in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1952.

Dates: 1934-1952

Thomas Williams correspondence

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231024909]
Identifier: MSS 6769

Correspondence includes letters written to Mary Neohso Bailey Williams or "Moddie", Williams' wife.

Dates: 1858-1859

J. C. Wilson letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230232925]
Identifier: MSS 709
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters with typewritten copies. Wilson applies for his bounty for joining the army in Illinois. He also writes three letters about army life while stationed in Tennessee in November of 1864. Two of the letters were addressed to Samuel Kirkpatrick in Illinois. Also included is a letter to Kirkpatrick and his tax receipt for 1871.

Dates: 1864-1875

With the Indian and the buffalo in Montana

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233290342]
Identifier: Vault MSS 498
Scope and Contents

Detailed handwritten account of his activities during the campaigns against the Cheyenne, Sioux, and Nez Perce tribes during the 1870s. His unit was the first on the scene of Custer's massacre on the Little Bighorn (1876), and he describes the battlefield in great depth, and also provides personal speculations on the specifics of the fight.

Dates: 1925