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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:

Philander Simmons biography of Kit Carson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291837]
Identifier: Vault MSS 657
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed biography of Kit Carson. These are the personal recollections of Simmons, who knew Carson from 1858-1867.

Dates: 1870

Franklin E. Hunt ledger book

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288742]
Identifier: Vault MSS 350
Scope and Contents

Handwritten entries in a ledger book. The ledgers record the pay of United States Army troops stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Dates: 1877-1880

Robert E. Lee letter to George Brinton McClellan

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292306]
Identifier: Vault MSS 574
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a letter written at Richmond, Virginia, on June 17, 1862, and addressed to George B. McLellan (1826-1885), commander of the Union Army. Lee replies to McClellan's suggestion "to consider medical officers in care of the sick and wounded as non-combatants." Lee agrees "that such officers would be so regarded in the operations of the armies of Northern and Eastern Virginia." Lee thanks McClellan for the release of Dr. Tayler "who was left in attendance upon a sick man at...
Dates: 1862 June 17

Robert E. Lee letter to George Gibson

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291738]
Identifier: Vault MSS 630
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter relaying a provisions report to the Commissary General, George Gibson.

Dates: 1830

Letter, Columbia, Kentucky, to Mike S. Culbertson, Portland, Maine

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230238468]
Identifier: MSS SC 326
Scope and Contents

ALS written to a fellow West Point graduate which describes West Point experiences, service at several Western forts and Indian campaigns.

Dates: 1841

Zachary Taylor letters to P. Hagner

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288254]
Identifier: Vault MSS 271
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters, dated 25 Oct. 1817 and 3 Jan. 1821, and addressed to P. Hagner, auditor. Taylor writes about financial accounts and military reports.

Dates: 1817-1821

Zebulon Montgomery Pike letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292587]
Identifier: Vault MSS 538
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous letters relating to administrative matters in the US Army including orderings of materials, receipts, and letters of recommendation for subordinates. One of the items is a signature certifying the orders of Major General Howe. The materials relate to the War of 1812 or shortly before. All items were signed by Pike.

Dates: 1811-1813

Meriwether Lewis letter to Henry Dearborn

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292363]
Identifier: Vault MSS 567
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated Nov. 9, 1806 and written in Louisville. It is addressed to Henry Dearborn (1751-1829), Secretary of War for the United States. Lewis states that four hundred dollars is due Capt. William Clark (1770-1838) for his services on the expedition to the Pacific Ocean. This payment would be "charged" to Lewis and would be his final "settlement" with the United States relative to the expedition.

Dates: 1806 November 9

Earl Maeser photographs

Identifier: MSS 6764

This collection of photographs was collected by Earl Maeser.

Dates: 1920-1970

George Brinton McClellan letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292439]
Identifier: Vault MSS 571
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written from the Army of the Potomac headquarters on July 10, 1862. The item is addressed to Lorenzo Thomas (1804-1875), adjutant General of the Union Army. McClellan wants all of the regiments and batteries of the army brought up to "regulation" in size. He suggests combining units to bring them up to strength.

Dates: 1862 July 10