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Name: U.S. Adjutant General's Office - RG 957
Sources: The Continental Congress first established the Office of the Adjutant General in 1775. The U.S. Congress made provision for this Office in 1792. Except for the period 1904-1907 the Adjutant General's Office has enjoyed a continuous existence. The office's duties have included recording, authenticating, and communicating the orders and regulations of the Secretary of War or the Secretary of the Army. He has received final custody of nearly all records generated by the armed services including those relating to pensions (National Archives and Records Service, Guide to the National Archives of the United States, [Washington, D.C., 1974], 230-231). The original records described in this record group are housed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

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