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Thursday, January 22, 2009

PAPERS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT

“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. Learn more about the restoration of the collection.”

Thanks are due to the Center for History & New Media at George Mason University for making this wonderful resource available!

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