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U.S. Army Center of Military History

Due to CMH building renovations and limited access to resource materials, the CMH library and archives will be closed to visiting researchers. CMH ANSWERS MAILBOX and staff members will be unable to answer inquiries between 21 October 2019 and 1 July 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Revolutionary War Soldier image on the left is a detail from the painting, Battle of Long Island, by Domenick D'Andrea , part of the National Guard Heritage Series. The photograph detail of the modern-day Soldier on the right is from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division taken in Iraq, April 2007.