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John M. Palmer manuscript

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135

Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript of his published book "An Army of the People" where he "attempts to give a detailed description of a National Military System for the United States" that is "in full harmony with American political traditions and ideals." Discusses the American National Defense Act of 1916, the army of Switzerland, drafting soldiers, and excerpts from the diary of Lieutenant Burr. Lieutenant Burr served with the 6th Cavalry as a Squadron Inspector-Instructor in the Third Volunteer Cavalry Division in Texas and Arizona. He uses the diary to give examples of the work done by these officers. Also discusses the navy and national guard.


  • Created: 1916


Biographical / Historical

West Point graduate, 1892, career army officer attaining rank of brigadier general and grandson of Civil War general and Illinois governor of the same name.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : approximately 120 pages

Language of Materials