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Identifier: P0112

Title: Jefferson Barracks

Description: The Jefferson Barracks collection contains photographs and other illustrations of barracks buildings and events arranged chronologically and by subject. It also includes a copy of the "Jefferson Barracks Historical Park Biennial Report, September 26, 1960, St. Louis County, MO," with photographs illustrating the progress with its restoration. The United States War Department established Jefferson Barracks in 1826 as the country’s first “Infantry School of Practice,” and it served as a major military installation until 1946. Named in honor of former President Thomas Jefferson, the post played an important role in westward expansion. Jefferson Barracks served as a gathering point for troops and supplies bound for service in the Mexican War, Civil War, various Indian conflicts, Spanish-American War, Philippine War, World War I and World War II. Jefferson Barracks also served as the first Army Air Corps basic training site.

Rights: UND


Dates: ca. 1826 - ca. 1980

Type(s): Photographs, Engravings, Lithographs, Published Material

Maker/Creator: Oscar Kuehn (St. Louis); W.C. Persons (St. Louis); E. Boehl (St. Louis)



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