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United States Military Collection

Identifier: Mss. 39.1 Un3

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

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.


  • Creation: 1776-1946

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Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Conditions Governing Use:

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.


0.52 Linear Feet

Acquisition Information:

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.

Processing Information:

Box and Folder list compiled by Kelsey Kavanagh, SCRC staff, in September 2011.

Guide to the United States Military Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Cynthia B. Brown, 1983..
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository