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United States Military Collection, 1776-1946

United States Military Collection, 1776-1946
Mss. 39.1 Un3
0.52 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Artificial collections of papers, mainly 1830-1880 and 1941-1946, concerning the United States military but excluding Civil War materials. Collection includes return, 1782, of J. Pannill's Brigade, Williamsburg, Va.; printed regulations, 1814, for the uniform of U.S. Light Dragoons; pay voucher, 1833, for Philip St. George Cocke; papers, 1836-1848, concerning service of M.M. Payne; general order no. 94, and pencil sketch concerning the Mexican War; printed general orders for 1869, 1871, and 1877-1879; and posters concerning World War II.

Mss. 1997.60 is filed in the oversize collection:

Five U.S. World War II posters.

Mss. 1990.17 is filed in the oversize collection:

Post World War II Occupation manual, newspaper clippings with headlines of Allied victory in Japan, peace in Europe, 1945.

Mss. Acc. 1991.51 added to collection:  List of wagons and horses for the Revolutionary Army, Williamsburg, Virginia dated 6 Jan 1782.  Statement signed by James Trenor regarding  wagons under the command of Major John Davis.

18 folders.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Mexican War, 1845-1848
United States--History--War of 1812
United States--Revolutionary War--1775-1783
United States-Military History
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
World War, 1939-1945
Financial records
Orders (military records)
Receipts (financial records)

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
The materials in this collection were donated in batches by John L. Lewis, Jr., K. L. Johnson, and George Blow and purchased by W&M Special Collections Research Center between the period of 1942 and 1999.
Preferred Citation
United States Military Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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