Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880 record example

Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880

Records: 520,496 · Complete: 99%

During the 1870's the Adjutant General's Department was the department of records, orders, and correspondence of the Army and the militia. Its major duties included recording, authenticating, and communicating to troops and individuals in the military service all orders, instructions, and regulations Issued by the Secretary of War; preparing and distributing commissions and military decorations; managing the recruiting service; and consolidating the general returns of the Army. (NARA M666)

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"Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General, Main Series, 1871-1880" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/814/letters-received-by-the-adjutant-general-1871-1880: accessed March 5, 2021)

Publication Title
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880
Total Records
520,496 · Complete: 99%
Content Source
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Published on Fold3
17 Aug 2012
Last Updated
24 Sep 2012
NARA M666. Unbound letters, with their enclosures, received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880.