Civil War Veterans Remembered in the Records of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

Today’s post is by Gail E. Farr, Archives Specialist at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Among other projects, staff at the National Archives at Philadelphia have used recent telework hours to dig in and explore our digitized holdings. The National Archives Catalog allows anyone to tag and transcribe our digitized records, and so some of … Continue reading Civil War Veterans Remembered in the Records of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

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Milton Caniff Explains “Terry and the Pirates”

By David Langbart In early 1945, "Terry and the Pirates" was one of the most popular daily comic strips printed in U.S. newspapers. © Tribune Content Agency, LLC. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. The strip, launched in October 1934, and written by Milton Caniff (1907-1988), was a serial action-adventure strip set in China and … Continue reading Milton Caniff Explains “Terry and the Pirates”

From Scouting for Custer to Farming the Plains; The Life and Times of Hairy Moccasin as Seen in the Crow Indian Agency Records

Today's post was written by Cody White, Archivist at the National Archives at Denver. On February 28th, 1876, four Crow Indians enlisted in the U.S. Army as Indian Scouts at Fort Ellis Montana. Those four men: Curly, Goes Ahead, White Man Runs Him, and Hairy Moccasin, were under the command of Colonel Gibbons when on … Continue reading From Scouting for Custer to Farming the Plains; The Life and Times of Hairy Moccasin as Seen in the Crow Indian Agency Records

A Vaccinated Nation

Today’s blogger is Megan Hamby, a summer 2013 intern in the Archives I Reference and Processing Sections who worked with Army records. While processing a series from the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15), I came across a piece of correspondence from the Colorado State Medical Society to Dr. J.C. Cornell, Supervisor, United States Public … Continue reading A Vaccinated Nation

Accessing veterans’ records

One of the most frequent kinds of research requests we receive concerns gaining access to military veterans' service records. To do our part to commemorate Veterans Day tomorrow, we've asked Theresa Fitzgerald of the Archives' National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis to write a post on everything you ever wanted to know about accessing … Continue reading Accessing veterans’ records