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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:

Douglass McKay letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230347731]
Identifier: MSS 1292
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 11 Dec. 1918, and written in Villiers Sur Maren, France. McKay writes to "Dear Guy" and states that he is packed up and ready to go home. McKay expected that he would be back in the United States for Christmas and home in Utah shortly afterwards.

Dates: 1918

Melvin D. Barney memoir, 1994

 Series — Carton 147: Series 4; Series 5; Series 6; Series 7; Series 9; Series 10; Series 12; Series 13; Series 16; Series 14; Series 15, Folder: 36
Identifier: MSS 2350 Series 7 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

File contains two copies of the oral history memoir of Melvin D. Barney, interviewed by Don Norton, regarding his experiences serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Dated 1994.

Dates: 1994

Merian C. Cooper papers on the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916-1917

Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs documenting Cooper's service during the Mexican border campaign from 1916 to 1917. Includes snapshots of Cooper and panoramic shot of Company B of the 2nd Georgia Infantry on Mexican Border Service at Socorra, Texas, in January 1917.

Dates: 1916-1917

Mexican-American War collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 699
Scope and Contents

Various military documents and papers created during the obtaining and dispersal of supplies to troops. Also includes miscellaneous documents and correspondence.

Dates: 1847-1895

Nelson Appleton Miles letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293957]
Identifier: Vault MSS 669
Scope and Contents

Five handwritten letters and one typed letter, all signed by Miles. They deal primarily with military matters. One item is addressed to Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), President of the United States, and another to Frank D. Baldwin.

Dates: 1878-1898

Nelson Appleton Miles letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308170]
Identifier: MSS SC 1023
Scope and Contents 24 items: 20 handwritten letters; 1 typewritten letter; 1 printed program from an 1877 banquet in his honor; and a 1935 newspaper account detailing his campaign against the Indians in 1876. Two letters are undated. Most are addressed to Lieutenant (later Captain) Frank D. Baldwin. Letters contain requests for supplies and teamsters in preparation for his Indian campaigns; a report on an engagement with the Sioux under Sitting Bull in December 1876; and other personal and official...
Dates: 1875-1898

S. H. Montgomery receipts

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307552]
Identifier: MSS SC 967
Scope and Contents

Receipts for supplies received by the US Army "Utah Expedition" at Ft. Bridger Wyoming 15 July-20 Aug. 1858. They were signed by Montgomery, Lt. Canby, B.Y. Smith, and C.G. Sawtele.

Dates: 1858

George Horace Morgan letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334424]
Identifier: MSS 1068
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 20 December 1900, and addressed to Lt. Col. R.[?] W. Leonard. Morgan writes about his activities and the conditon of his men while fighting the Filipinos.

Dates: 1900 December 20

Morris A. Shirts military correspondence, 1944-1995

 Sub-Series — Box 36: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197233643508], Folder: 3-16, 26
Identifier: MSS 2227 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, diaries about his war experience, and other material related to Shirts' time in the military. Material dates from 1943-1995.

Dates: 1944-1995

Pitcairn Morrison pay voucher

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324128]
Identifier: MSS SC 2482
Scope and Contents

Printed, handwritten, and signed pay voucher dated 30 Sept. 1858. The item documents the pay Morrison received while serving as a lieutenant of the Seventh United States Infantry stationed at Camp Floyd, Utah.

Dates: 1858 September 30