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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:

Eve Ball teaching materials, 1969-1971

Identifier: MSS 3096 Series 3 Sub-Series 12
Scope and Contents note

Contains course material from Eve Ball's teaching career.

Dates: Other: 1969-1971

The experiences of a young man while traveling with a wagon train from Omaha, Nebraska to Colorado, Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, 1860-1865

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233949]
Identifier: MSS SC 119
Scope and Contents

Typescript of a journal, written in retrospect, which describes Bross' personal experiences and observations as he worked and traveled in the West. He describes life in the West, outlaw atrocities, cruelties by the Indians, and Mormons in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dates: 1860-1865

Fort Bridger waybill ledger

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225560629]
Identifier: MSS 3830
Abstract Fort Bridger began serving as a trading post for emigrants traveling the Oregon Trail in 1843. However, when alternate routes were discovered, the fort was largely abandoned. In 1862, the U.S. Army occupied Fort Bridger, using it as a headquarters from which to combat Indian raids. During the Civil War, soldiers stationed in the West were charged with the important role of protecting the overland mail routes, which often supplied silver to finance the Union efforts. Fort Bridger continued as...
Dates: 1863

Fort Douglas (Utah) returns

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2177
Scope and Contents

Monthly reports submitted to the Adjutant General's Office. Reports include names of commissioned officers; statistical data on enlisted men, horses, and artillery; notes regarding absent soldiers and those "casually at post"; and brief narrative summaries of important events. The January 1863 report includes a brief narrative concerning the Battle of Bear River.

Dates: 1862-1916

G. Robert Ruff letters, 1943 March-August

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197239126771], Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 9407 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters written by G. Robert Ruff to his family during his time in the United States Army in 1943, first at Fort Douglas and then at Maxwell Field to train as a pilot in the Army Air Force. His letters discuss matters of home, personal philosophies, demanding army life, and make particular mention of his younger brother Jean and his girlfriend Betty. Dated March 8, 1943 to August 7, 1943.

Dates: 1943 March-August

Lawrence Pike Graham pay voucher

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324086]
Identifier: MSS SC 2478
Scope and Contents

Printed, handwritten, and signed pay voucher dated 31 July 1858. The item documents the pay Graham received while serving as a major with the United States Army at Fort Laramie, Wyoming.

Dates: 1858 July 31

Harry G. Greaves papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9581
Scope and Contents

Collection includes letters written to Sarah "Sadie" Smith from Harry G. Greaves from 1917 to 1919, while he was serving in the United States Army during the First World War. Also includes one French souvenir handkerchief commemorating the end of the War, and five copies of photographs of Harry Greaves and Sarah Smith Greaves.

Dates: approximately 1917-1919

Dorothy Elizabeth Green papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1880
Scope and Contents

Certificates, correspondence, requests, orders, and a scrapbook which includes many photographs. The materials relate to Green's assignments in the Army and a bill allowing her to stay in the Army long enough to receive retirement.

Dates: 1943-1963

Dorothy Elizabeth Green papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230312974]
Identifier: MSS SC 1544
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typed letters, typed journal entries, and newsclippings. Also included are a typed tribute from Dorothy's twin brother, Samuel Dean Green; a brief summary of Dorothy's career; and papers relating to her memorial service aod the Annual Dinner Meeting of the Fort Douglas Officers Club. Within the collection is also a color photograph of the headstone of her grave.

Dates: 1945-1981

William J. Hafen personal history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230329507]
Identifier: MSS SC 2978
Scope and Contents

Contains information about his life to 1964 including childhood; education; military life, including experiences as a paratrooper and in riggers school during World War II; church callings; occupations, including work at Brigham Young University; and genealogy sheets. Also includes photographic images of him at various points in his life.

Dates: 1997