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Papers of the War Department

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Papers of the War Department
http://wardepartmentpapers.org/

Fire destroyed the office of the War Department and all its files in 1800, and for decades historians believed that the collection, and the window it provided into the workings of the early federal government, was lost forever. Thanks to a decade-long effort to retrieve copies of the files scattered in archives across the country, the collection has been reconstituted and is offered here as a fully-searchable digital database. This has been added to Genealogy Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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