Author: Justin McHenry

Justin McHenry is the University Archivist at American Public University Systems. He received his undergraduate degree from Shepherd University and his master's degree in history from West Virginia University. He has written and published on a variety of historical topics. Of particular interest has been the Medical Department during the American Revolution and the characters involved in running it. He lives in West Virginia with his wife and two daughters.

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The Varick Transcripts and the Preservation of the War

Five years into the war, with his papers piling up and stuffed into overflowing trunks that followed the general from headquarters to headquarters, George Washington took the extraordinary step of asking for help to organize and preserve these papers, seeing them for what they were, “valuable documents” of public importance, living histories of the fight […]

by Justin McHenry