United States Department of War

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of facilities, the development of new airborne equipment, consultation with the commander-in-chief of the AEAF and the commander of Allied naval forces in the Allied Expedition Force to coordinate airborne operations, and the execution of such operations. Huston, pp. 81-82 thumb Alfred Waud (File:Battle of Middleburg.png) painting showing men of the 1st Maine Cavalry with Spencer carbines during the battle of Middleburg. The kneeling man fires at the enemy, as the man standing behind him feeds a new cartridge into the chamber At first, conservatism from the Department of War (United States Department of War) delayed its introduction to service. However, Christopher Spencer was eventually able to gain an audience with President Abraham Lincoln, who subsequently invited him to a shooting match and demonstration of the weapon. Lincoln was impressed with the weapon, and ordered that it be adopted for production. Major General Montgomery C. Meigs Quartermaster General of the Union Army (Quartermaster general#The United States) and commander of War Department (United States Department of War) clerks during the Battle of Fort Stevens May 15, 1861 — June 30, 1865 Boatner, p. 542 The Pennsylvania Reserve Division (Pennsylvania Reserves) was formed out of an overflow of volunteers over the amount requested by the Department of War (United States Department of War). After the Secretary of War declined to accept the new units into Federal Service, they were formed, equipped and maintained by the State of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania in the American Civil War). During its service in Washington, D.C., it was composed of the 3rd (3rd Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment), 4th (4th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment), and 8th Pennsylvania Reserves (8th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment). Boatner, p. 634-635 History — Pennsylvania Brigade It was used as an American fort during the War of 1812, where the War Department (United States Department of War) built a blockhouse with two cannons on Great Mill Rock. This fortification was part of a chain of blockhouses that was intended to defend New York Harbor and protect the passage into Long Island Sound from the British Navy (Royal Navy). Severely short of troops to spare, the British and French requested that President Wilson provide U.S. soldiers for the campaign. In July 1918, against the advice of the U.S. War Department (United States Department of War), Wilson agreed to the limited participation of 5,000 U.S. Army (United States Army) soldiers in the campaign as the "American North Russia Expeditionary Force" E.M. Halliday, ''When Hell Froze Over'' (New York City, NY, ibooks, inc., 2000), p. 44 (a.k.a. the Polar Bear Expedition), who were sent to Arkhangelsk, while another 8,000 soldiers, organised as the American Expeditionary Force Siberia, Robert L. Willett, ''Russian Sideshow'', pp. 166–167, 170 were shipped to Vladivostok from the Philippines and from Camp Fremont in California. That same month, the Canadian government (Government of Canada) agreed to the British government (Government of the United Kingdom)'s request to command and provide most of the soldiers for a combined British Empire force, which included Australian and Indian troops. A Royal Navy squadron was sent to the Baltic (British campaign in the Baltic (1918–1919)) under Rear-Admiral Edwyn Alexander-Sinclair. This force consisted of modern C-class cruiser (C class cruiser)s and V- and W-class destroyer (V and W class destroyer)s. In December 1918, Sinclair sallied into Estonian and Latvian ports, sending in troops and supplies, and promising to attack the Bolsheviks "as far as my guns can reach". In January 1919, he was succeeded in command by Rear-Admiral Walter Cowan. US preparation for Northern Hemisphere circumnavigation In the early 1920s several countries were vying to be the first to fly an airplane around the world. In the spring of 1923 the U.S. Army Air Service became interested in having a squadron (Squadron (aviation)) of military planes make a round-the-world flight. It assigned a group of officers the job of finding a suitable aircraft and planning the mission. The group first looked at the existing pool of military planes, none proved satisfactory, so they began looking outside of the Air Service for a plane that could be fitted with interchangeable landing gear, wheeled and pontoons for water landings. Centennial Of Flight.gov The War Department (United States Department of War) instructed the Air Service to look at both the Fokker F-5 transport and the Davis-Douglas Cloudster to see if either would qualify and to acquire examples for testing. Robert attended The Haverford School from 1894 to 1903; then attended Princeton University where he was editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian, and a member of the senior council. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from Princeton in 1908, then worked for the Wall Street Journal as a reporter, and was the employment manager of Curtis Publishing Company. During World War I he was at the War Department (United States Department of War)'s committee on classification of personnel, and was later commissioned a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He then served as a special representative for the Secretary of War. After the War he helped organize Scott Company, which were consultants in human resources. He then joined The Haverford School as assistant headmaster and then as headmaster. He married Nathalie Cowgill Wilson (1886–1966) on June 24, 1916 and had three children: Agnes Evans Clothier (1917–1961), Arthur Wilson Clothier (1919–1942) and Robert Clarkson Clothier, Jr. (1925–2003). In 1929, Clothier was appointed Dean of Men at the University of Pittsburgh. Then came the reorganization that led to the U.S. Department of Defense rather than a separate United States Department of War and Department of the Navy with the decision on maritime logistics going in favor of it being administered by the Navy. As a result Army lost almost all its big vessels. Many of the Army vessels were transferred to Navy with the transport types becoming components of the new Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS now MSC) under Navy http: www.history.navy.mil books field ch4b.htm History of United States Naval Operations: Korea - Chapter 4: Help on the Way - Part 2. Troops and Supplies http: www.msc.navy.mil N00p pressrel press99 press50.htm Military Sealift Command celebrates 50 years of service . Some of the Army’s specialized vessels became Navy commissioned ships (USS) or non-commissioned utility vessels. Digital photographs http: www.history.navy.mil photos sh-us-cs army-sh usash-ag cantigny.htm Online Library of Selected Images: SHIPS of the UNITED STATES ARMY of a few of these vessels in Army service are provided at the Naval History and Heritage Command. Others were sold commercially or simply scrapped. thumb Confederate dead at Antietam (File:Antietam Confederate dead.jpg) Lee successfully withdrew across the Potomac, ending the Maryland Campaign and summer campaigning altogether. President Lincoln was disappointed in McClellan's performance. He believed that the general's cautious and poorly coordinated actions in the field had forced the battle to a draw rather than a crippling Confederate defeat. He was even more astonished that from September 17 to October 26, despite repeated entreaties from the War Department (United States Department of War) and the president, McClellan declined to pursue Lee across the Potomac, citing shortages of equipment and the fear of overextending his forces. General-in-Chief Henry W. Halleck wrote in his official report, "The long inactivity of so large an army in the face of a defeated foe, and during the most favorable season for rapid movements and a vigorous campaign, was a matter of great disappointment and regret." Bailey, p. 67. Lincoln relieved McClellan of his command of the Army of the Potomac on November 7, effectively ending the general's military career. Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside rose to command the Army of the Potomac. The Eastern Theater was relatively quiet until December, when Lee faced Burnside at the Battle of Fredericksburg. McPherson, pp. 150-53; Esposito, map 70; Eicher, pp. 382-83. On 23 May 1917 ''Havana'' and sister ship

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of the American Revolution, however, there was no co-ordinated military heraldry program until 1919, when an office within the United States Department of War staff was established to approve and co-ordinate the coats of arms (Coat of arms) and insignia of U.S. Army organizations. In 1924, formal staff responsibility for specific military designs was delegated to the Quartermaster General. As the needs for symbolism by the military services and the national government expanded

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. It became the hub of the city's early commercial district. Bednar, ''L'Enfant's Legacy: Public Open Spaces in Washington,'' 2006, p. 15. Boyer, ''The City of Collective Memory: Its Historical Imagery and Architectural Entertainments,'' 1996, p. 351; Tindall, ''Standard History of the City of Washington From a Study of the Original Sources,'' 1914, p. 344. Over time, the business district moved north, but its southern boundary


Department of War War Department supervision" if there was no relevant footage available. The animated portions of the films were produced by the Disney (Walt Disney Pictures) studios – with the animated maps following a convention of depicting Axis-occupied territory in black. ** National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective on this day creating the United States Air Force, National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency. ** United States Department of War

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: Air University Press, 1983, no ISBN number, p. 5. November * The United States Department of War separates General Headquarters Air Force (the United States Army s air combat element) from the United States Army Air Corps (responsible for aviation logistics and training). Mauer, Maurer, ''Air Force Combat Units of World War II: The Concise official Military Record'', Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1961, ISBN 978-0-7858-0194-8, p. 8. ref>

Force Combat Units of World War II: The Concise official Military Record'', Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1961, ISBN 0-7858-0194-4, p. 8. * June 22 – Germany invades the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa). At sunrise, a ''Luftwaffe'' force of 500 bombers, 270 dive bombers, and 480 fighters make a surprise attack on 66 forward Soviet airbases, destroying over 100 Soviet Air Force aircraft on the ground at one base alone. By 13:30 hours, the Germans

of War places both General Headquarters Air Force (responsible for U.S. Army air combat operations) and the United States Army Air Corps (responsible for aviation logistics and training) under the command of the Chief of the Air Corps, Major General Henry H. Arnold. Mauer, Maurer, ''Air Force Combat Units of World War II: The Concise official Military Record'', Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, 1961, ISBN 978-0-7858-0194-8, p. 8. * '' General der Flieger


government of the United States U.S. Government took charge of the patents owned by the major companies involved in radio manufacture in the United States in order to devote radio technology to the war effort. All production of radio equipment was allocated to the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard. The War Department (United States Department of War) and the Navy Department (United States Department of the Navy) sought to maintain a Federal monopoly of all uses of radio technology. However, the wartime takeover of all radio systems ended late in 1918, when the U.S. Congress failed to pass a bill which would have extended this monopoly; the War ended in November of that year. *1717 – An earthquake (1717 Guatemala earthquake) strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city's architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city. *1789 – The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army (United States Army) with a strength of several hundred men. * 1789 – The 1st United States Congress adjourns. In the United States War Department (United States Department of War) in Washington, DC (Washington, D.C.), General George Marshall is informed that three of four brothers in the Ryan family have all died within days of each other and that their mother will receive all three telegrams on the same day. He learns that the fourth son, Private First Class James Francis Ryan of Baker Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (506th Infantry Regiment), 101st Airborne Division is missing in action somewhere in Normandy. After reading to his staff Abraham Lincoln's letter to Mrs. Bixby (Bixby letter), Marshall orders that Ryan be found and sent home immediately because of the Sole Survivor Policy. The statue was administered by the United States Lighthouse Board until 1901 and then by the Department of War (United States Department of War); since 1933 it has been maintained by the National Park Service. The statue was closed for renovation for much of 1938. In the early 1980s, it was found to have deteriorated to such an extent that a major restoration was required. While the statue was closed from 1984 to 1986, the torch and a large part of the internal structure were replaced. After the September 11 attacks in 2001, it was closed for reasons of safety and security; the pedestal reopened in 2004 and the statue in 2009, with limits on the number of visitors allowed to ascend to the crown. The statue, including the pedestal and base, closed beginning on October 29, 2011, for up to a year so that a secondary staircase and other safety features can be installed; Liberty Island remains open. Public access to the balcony surrounding the torch has been barred for safety reasons since 1916. thumb Government poster using the Statue of Liberty to promote the sale of Liberty Bond (File:Statue of Liberty 1917 poster.jpg)s When the torch was illuminated on the evening of the statue's dedication, it produced only a faint gleam, barely visible from Manhattan. The ''World'' characterized it as "more like a glowworm than a beacon."

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the Third Colorado Cavalry. John Chivington led the unit, composed of "100-daysers," whose limited term was specifically for fighting against the Cheyenne and Arapaho. The Freedmen's Bureau Bill (Freedmen's Bureau bills), which created the Freedmen's Bureau, was initiated by President Abraham Lincoln and was intended to last for one year after the end of the Civil War. It was passed on March 3, 1865, by Congress to aid former slaves through legal food and housing, oversight


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chief2_position agency_type parent_department parent_agency child1_agency U.S. Army (United States Army) child2_agency U.S. Air Force (United States Air Force) The '''United States Department of War''', also called the ''War Department'' (and occasionally ''War Office'' in the early years), was the United States Cabinet department originally responsible for the operation

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the development of a number of aircraft innovations, including bombsights, sled-runner landing gear for winter operations, engine superchargers and aerial torpedoes. He ordered the use of aircraft in fighting forest fires and border patrols, and encouraged the staging of a transcontinental air race, a flight around the perimeter of the United States. He also encouraged Army pilots to challenge speed, endurance and altitude records. In short, he encouraged anything that would

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Langley received word from his friend Octave Chanute of the Wright brothers' success with their 1902 glider, he attempted to meet the Wrights, but they politely evaded his request. United States In the period between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War, doctrine was defined by the War Department (United States Department of War) in "Field Service Regulations." In addition, many officers wrote military manuals that were printed by private publishers

, such as Hardee's Tactics, used by both Confederate (Confederate States of America) and Union forces. General George B. McClellan wrote a cavalry manual, ''Regulations and Instructions for the Field Service of the U.S. Cavalry,'' in 1862. At the same time, the War Department (United States Department of War) announced its intentions to build several new military installations. Efforts by Frank Miller (Frank Augustus Miller), then owner of the Mission Inn in Riverside, California, Hiram Johnson and others, succeeded in gaining War Department approval to construct an airfield at Alessandro Field located near Riverside, an airstrip used by aviators from Rockwell Field on cross-country flights from San Diego. United States Army In 1940, the "Camp Beale" area consisted of grassland and rolling hills and the 19th century mining town of Spenceville. Then Marysville city (Marysville, California) officials encouraged the Department of War (United States Department of War) to establish a military facility in the area. The U.S. government purchased

United States Department of War

The '''United States Department of War''', also called the ''War Department'' (and occasionally ''War Office'' in the early years), was the United States Cabinet department originally responsible for the operation and maintenance of the United States Army. The War Department also bore responsibility for naval affairs until the establishment of the Navy Department (United States Department of the Navy) in 1798 and for most land-based air forces until the creation of the Department of the Air Force (United States Department of the Air Force) in 1947. The Secretary of War headed the war department throughout its existence.

The War Department existed from 1789 until September 18, 1947, when it split into Department of the Army (United States Department of the Army) and Department of the Air Force (United States Department of the Air Force) and joined the Department of the Navy (United States Department of the Navy) as part of the new joint ''National Military Establishment'' (NME), renamed the United States Department of Defense in 1949.

The Secretary of War, a civilian with such responsibilities as finance and purchases and a minor role in directing military affairs, headed the War Department.

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