Papers. 1838-1853.


Totten, Joseph Gilbert, 1788-1864. Papers.

Papers. 1838-1853.

General, U.S. Army. Essay on military training and education; report on military strength and possible deployment of forces in the case of a war; proposal for cutting U.S. Army expenses which includes limiting the size of the Corps of Cadets; memorandum on limiting the size of the Corps of Cadets; statement of cadet parents' occupations, 1844; letter, 1852, recommending Robert E. Lee be given the permanent rank of Colonel; building specifications along with diagram; circulars issued by Totten; copy of letter from J.N. Poinsett to Major Cooper discussing U.S. Army's method of contracting.

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