Juneteenth: The Army’s Role

General Granger’s reading of General Orders No.3 in Galveston, Texas on 19 June 1865 symbolized what was gained after five long years of war.

The Seminole-Negro Indian Scout Detachment

Sub-post [of Fort Clark] at Meyers Spring, Terrell County, Texas, Wednesday, February 28, 1883…Muster and inspection day.  Worked on the Muster Rolls and Clothing Rolls today.  In the evening mustered […]

The U.S. Army Barrack Shoes, Pattern 1886

By Ephriam D. Dickson III Deputy Chief, Field Museums Branch, U.S. Army Center of Military History Since the Army’s establishment, supply officers have struggled earnestly to find a functional design […]

Major General William Wallace Wotherspoon

William Wallace Wotherspoon was born in Washington, D.C., on 16 November 1850 and received his educated in private schools. From 1870 to 1873, he served as a mate in the […]

Major General Leonard Wood

Leonard Wood was born in Winchester, New Hampshire, on 9 October 1860. He was educated at Pierce Academy in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He then attended Harvard Medical School and received his doctor of medicine via an internship […]

Major General John Leonard Hines

John Leonard Hines was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, on 21 May 1868. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1891, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and was assigned to […]

Major General James Franklin Bell

James Franklin Bell was born near Shelbyville, Kentucky, on 9 January 1856. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1878. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 9th Cavalry upon graduation […]

Major General Hugh Lenox Scott

Hugh Lenox Scott was born in Danville, Kentucky, on 22 September 1853. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1876 and was commissioned a second lieutenant with the 9th Cavalry. Soon he […]


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