Introduction to Military Affairs, Vol. 1
by Jon Roland
Volume 1 is a collection of reports to the U.S. Congress of military and militia matters. It is especially interesting for the insight it provides on early thinking on militia and the right to keep and bear arms. Of special interest are the following reports:
There are also militia returns for the years 1794, 1805, 1809, 1810, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1816, 1818, and 1819, which can be found using the Table of Contents or the Index.
It is planned to expand this discussion to comment on particular points in these reports and what they reveal.
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Maintained: Jon Roland of the Constitution Society
Original date: 2009/4/13 —