Annual Reports, Secretary of War (W 1.1:)

The War Department was established in 1789, the second executive department to be created by Congress. Various reports made by the Secretary of War from 1789 to 1837 are included in the American State Papers, under Military Affairs (serial nos.16-22). Beginning in 1823, the Secretary's annual reports appeared in the Congressional Serial Set. Eventually the Secretary's report expanded to include annual reports from other offices within the War Department. With the 1867 annual report, the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers (W 7.1/1:) was published as a separate volume of the Secretary's annual report. In 1872, the Annual Report of the Chief of Ordnance (W 34.1/1:) was similarly included, and in 1875 the Annual Report of the Chief Signal Officer (W 42.1:) also became part of the Secretary's report. (Please note that all of these titles have their own finding lists but are also included here as part of the Secretary's report.) (Andriot 755, Checklist 1201-1210)

Date Congress Session Type Volume Number Serial Set Volume
1823 18th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
89 pt.
93 pt.
1824 18th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
108 pt.
113 pt.
1825 19th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
2
1
125 pt.
131 pt.
1826 19th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
144 pt.
148 pt.
1827 20th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
1
163 pt.
169 pt.
1828 20th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
181 pt.
184 pt.
1829 21st 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
192 pt.
195 pt.
1830 21st 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
203 pt.
206 pt.
1831 22nd 1st H.doc. 1 2 216 pt.
1832 22nd 2nd H.doc. 1 2 233 pt.
1833 23rd 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
1
238 pt.
254 pt.
1834 23rd 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
266 pt.
271 pt.
1835 24th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
279 pt.
286 pt.
1836 24th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
297 pt.
301 pt.
1837 25th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
3
314 pt.
321 pt.
1838 25th 3rd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
338 pt.
344 pt.
1839 26th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
354 pt.
363 pt.
1840 26th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
375 pt.
382 pt.
1841 27th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
395 pt.
401 pt.
1842 27th 3rd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
413 pt.
418 pt.
1843 28th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
431 pt.
439 pt.
1844 28th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
449 pt.
463 pt.
1845 29th 1st S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
2
470 pt.
480 pt.
1846 29th 2nd S.doc.
H.doc.
1
1
1
4
493 pt.
497 pt.
1847 30th 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
2
1
8
503 pt.
515 pt.
1848 30th 2nd H.exec.doc. 1 1 537 pt.
1849 31st 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
3 pt.1
1
5 pt.1
549 pt.
569 pt.
1850 31st 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
1
1
1
587 pt.
595 pt.
1851 32nd 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
2 pt.1
1 pt.1
2 pt.1
611 pt.
634 pt.
1852 32nd 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
2
1 pt.2
1 pt.2
1 pt.2
659 pt.
674 pt.
1853 33rd 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
2-3
1 pts.2-3
1 pts.2-3
1 pts.2-3
691, 692 pt.
711, 712 pt.
1854 33rd 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
2
1 pt.2
1 pt.2
1 pt.2
747 pt.
778 pt.
1855 34th 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
2
1 pt.2
1 pt.2
1 pt.2
811
841
1856 34th 3rd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
3
1 pt.2
5 pt.2
1 pt.2
876 pt.
894 pt.
1857 35th 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
3
2 pt.2
11 pt.2
2 pt.2
920
943
1858 35th 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
2-3
2-3
1 pts.2-3
2 pts.2-3
975-976
998-999
1859 36th 1st S.exec.doc. 2-3 2 pts.2-3 1024, 1025 pt.
1860 36th 2nd S.exec.doc. 2 1 pt.2 1079
1861 37th 2nd S.exec.doc. 2 1 pt.2 1118
1862 37th 3rd H.exec.doc. 4 1 pt.4 1159 pt.
1863 38th 1st H.exec.doc. 5 1 pt.5 1184 pt.
1864 38th 2nd H.exec.doc. 14 83 1230 pt.
1865 39th 1st H.exec.doc. 3-4 1 1249-1252
1866 39th 2nd H.exec.doc. 3 1 pt.5 1285
1867 40th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2 pts.1-2 1 1324-1325
1868 40th 3rd H.exec.doc. 3 pts.1-2 1 1367-1368
1869 41st 2nd H.exec.doc. 2 pts.1-2 1 1412-1413
1870 41st 3rd H.exec.doc. 2 pts.1-2 1 1446-1447
1871 42nd 2nd H.exec.doc. 2 pts.1-2 1 pt.2 1503-1504
1872 42nd 3rd H.exec.doc. 2 pts.1-2 1 pt.2 1558-1559
1873 43rd 1st H.exec.doc. 2 pts.1-3 1-2 1597-1599
1874 43rd 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-4 1 pt.2 1635-1637
1875 44th 1st H.exec.doc. 2 pts.1-5 1 pt.2 1674-1678
1876 44th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2 pts.1-6 1 pt.2 1742-1747
1877 45th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-6 1 pt.2 1794-1798
1878 45th 3rd H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 1843-1848
1879 46th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 1903-1908
1880 46th 3rd H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 1952-1957
1881 47th 1st H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 2010-2015
1882 47th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 2091-2096
1883 48th 1st H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 2182-2187
1884 48th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-8 1 pt.2 2277-2283
1885 49th 1st H.exec.doc. 2-8 1 pt.2 2369-2375
1886 49th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-6 1 pt.2 2461-2465
1887 50th 1st H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 2533-2538
1888 50th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 2628-2633
1889 51st 1st H.exec.doc. 2-7 1 pt.2 2715-2720
1890 51st 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-8 1 pt.2 2831-2837
1891 52nd 1st H.exec.doc. 2-11 1 pt.2 2921-2930
1892 52nd 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-9 1 pt.2 3077-3084
1893 53rd 2nd H.exec.doc. 2-10 1 pt.2 3198-3206
1894 53rd 3rd H.exec.doc. 4-11 1 pt.2 3295-3302
1895 54th 1st H.doc. 3-11 2 3370-3378
1896 54th 2nd H.doc. 3-9 2 3478-3485
1897 55th 2nd H.doc. 2-9 2 3630-3637
1898 55th 3rd H.doc. 2-10 2 3744-3752
1899 56th 1st H.doc. 2-14 2 3899-3911
1900 56th 2nd H.doc. 2-23 2 4070-4097
1901 57th 1st H.doc. 2-18 2 4269-4285
1902 57th 2nd H.doc. 4-15 2 4443-4454
1903 58th 2nd H.doc. 2-15 2 4628-4641
1904 58th 3rd H.doc. 2-15 2 4781-4794
1905 59th 1st H.doc. 2-15 2 4942-4955
1906 59th 2nd H.doc. 2-11 2 5105-5114
1907 60th 1st H.doc. 2-11 2 5271-5280
1908 60th 2nd H.doc. 10-19 1042 5420-5429
1909 61st 2nd H.doc. 13-21 103 5716-5724
1910 61st 3rd H.doc. 11-14 1002 5955-5958
1911 62nd 2nd H.doc. 15-18 116 6197-6200
1912 62nd 3rd H.doc. 12-15 929 6378-6381
1913 63rd 2nd H.doc. 11-14 428 6608-6611
1914 63rd 3rd H.doc. 13-15 1409 6798-6800
1915 64th 1st H.doc. 13-15 92 6967-6969
1916 64th 2nd H.doc. 14-16 1378 7140-7142
1917 65th 2nd H.doc. 11-13 856 7341-7343
1918 65th 3rd H.doc. 10-12 1432 7479-7481
1919 66th 2nd H.doc. 11-16 426 7682-7687
1920 66th 3rd H.doc. 12-14 863 7806-7808
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