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Offers access to 55,000 documents of the early War Department, many long thought irretrievable but now reconstructed through a multi-year research effort. Covers the history of the Early Republic, from the handling of Indian affairs, pensions and procurement to the nature of the first American citizens’ relationship with their new Federal government.
Excellent collection of texts, photos, digitized images of military artifacts, and military publications. Material dates from the mid-1800s. Includes 23,000 photographs from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) from the Massachusetts Commandery, considered the single best Civil War photo collection in the world.
Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources.