Navy Officers’ Letters 1802-1884

Records: 784,054 · Complete: 98%

The "Officers' Letters" are dated from 1802 -1884. Letters from officers assigned to, but not in command of; ships, stations, and Navy bureaus were forwarded to the Secretary after review by a senior officer, whose endorsement usually appears on the letter forwarded. A large portion of the letters are from warrant officers concerning such routine personnel matters as duty assignments, leave or furloughs, desertions, resignations, general courts-martial, pay, and settlement of accounts.

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Navy Officers’ Letters 1802-1884
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Records: 784,054 · Complete: 98%
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April 19, 2018
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May 13, 2019
Officers' letters to the Secretary of the Navy by officers assigned to ships, stations, and Navy bureaus.