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Records of the Office of the Secretary of War (archive)

Records of the Office of the Secretary of War 1791-1947

107.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: By the act creating the War Department, August 7, 1789 (1 Stat. 49). Functions: Supervised all activities of the War Department. Responsible for naval affairs until 1798 and for military bounty lands, military pensions, and Indian affairs until 1849.

Abolished: Effective September 18, 1947, by the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 501), July 26, 1947.

Successor Agencies: Office of the Secretary of the Army, Department of the Army, National Military Establishment (1947- 49); Office of the Secretary of the Army, Department of Defense (1949- ).

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