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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:

Max and Jean Hanks papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9589
Scope and Contents

Papers of Max and Jean Hanks, including letters sent between Max and Jean while Max was serving in the military, Max Hank's certificates and military and flight records, family photographs in black and white and color, including photographs of ancestors, scrapbooks, family history letters and documents, legal papers, diplomas, and a journal kept by Jean. Also contains DVDs, CDs, and a VHS. Materials dated approximately 1850-2008.

Dates: approximately 1850-2008

Happenings in the selective service system

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324854]
Identifier: MSS SC 2551
Scope and Contents

Brochures, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings relating to the selective service system of the United States. The items document the changing policies of the draft in the for the United States military, primarily the army. Also inluded are the lottery numbers for men who were liable for the draft.

Dates: 1970-1975

LeRoy F. Harlow autobiography

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232481587]
Identifier: MSS 2091
Scope and Contents Extensive account of LeRoy F. Harlow's early life in the Snoqualmie Valley, Washington and San Francisco, California. Also details his experiences in the United States Army; attendance at Iowa State College, 1934-38; working in numerous places for city and community governments; work as a management and finance consultant; work on the faculty of Brigham Young University in organizational management, 1967-1978; writing; and other activities during his retirement. Includes extensive...
Dates: 1983-1995

Colton W. Hill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8327
Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials that are connected to service in the US Army in 1945-1946, and serving in Southwest Asia, Egypt, and Europe. It includes newspapers, several US magazines, tour flyers, military orders promoting Hill, and a letter from a friend back home.

Dates: Publication: 1945-1946

John Hunton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 103
Scope and Contents Government contracts and correspondence between Hunton and the Headquarters Department of the Platte at Fort Laramie and Fort Fetterman, Wyoming, concerning the acquisition and transportation of army supplies, and including information on the closing of Fort Laramie and Hunton's acquisition of certain military bridges. Other miscellaneous documents include the relief papers for three soldiers, a receipt roll for clothing issued to enlisted men, a circular letter (carbon) from the Army...
Dates: 1872-1925

Bernard John Dowling Irwin correspondence and diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309699]
Identifier: MSS SC 1159

Handwritten and signed letter and diary. This letter is addressed to Captain Edward L. Hartz and is dated April 17, 1856. It discusses a military march through the Rio Grande Valley and life in and around Fort Union, New Mexico. The diary, kept from 1855-1856, records Irwin's journey from New York to Corpus Christi, Texas, abroad the steamship Prometheus and his overland march to Fort Filmore via a number of military forts.

Dates: 1855-1856

J Malan Heslop 16 mm Army film, 1944

 Sub-Series — Box 3: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197232514205]
Identifier: MSS P 661 Series 1 Sub-Series 3

Andrew Jackson letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 564
Scope and Contents

Two handwritten and signed letters both written in Washington D.C. One, an original, is dated May 10, 1824 and addressed to John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), Secretary of War of the United States. The item recommends Lt. Hammond, a recent graduate of West Point, to a position with the United States Corps of Engineers. The other, a photocopy, is dated June 21, 1832 and addressed to "my son" discussing the bill for the laying out of the Territory of Arkansas and in getting the area surveyed.

Dates: 1824-1832

P. H. James letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291944]
Identifier: Vault MSS 636
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed certificate of disability. This item is dated June 24, 1862 and is addressed to Gen. Wallace at Indianapolis, Indiana. It describes the physical disabilities of Lt. Colonel W.J.H. Robinson.

Dates: 1862 June 24

Philip Kearny letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292355]
Identifier: Vault MSS 576
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written on September 23, 1845 at Fort Leavenworth and addressed to Lt. Col. George Tallcott. The note states that the accounts relating to supplies had been forwarded. The accounts were delayed due to Kearny's ill health. Kearny was on a military expedition to the South Pass area when this was written. He was in the command of his uncle Stephen Watts Kearny (1794-1848) at the time.

Dates: 1845 September 23