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Pavey: Pinetucky always searching for new members

...with churches, farms and mills scattered across a once-rural countryside, vanished in 1941, when the U.S. War Department acquired 55,000 acres and created Fort Gordon.Pierce also spearheaded a fundraising drive that generated seed money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2014-05-03/pavey-pinetucky-always-s
Renewed effort to preserve Kettle Creek Battlefield in Wilkes County announced

...there are state historical markers at the 14-acre site, along with an obelisk monument erected there by the U.S. War Department in 1930, the surrounding area and its resources are becoming more and more vulnerable as time goes on."We're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-16/renewed-effort-preserve-kettl
Pinetucky gave way to greater good when Camp Gordon built

...tranquil settlement southwest of Augusta was rapid and complete ? and began almost 72 years ago, when the U.S. War Department arrived to create what is known today as Fort Gordon."It wasn't just a single place," said archivist Ed Brown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-07/pinetucky-gave-way-greater-go
Georgia soldier creator of 'Sound Off' cadence

...popularity of Sound Off among the GIs was noticed at the Pentagon, and before VJ Day, copies had been distributed by the War Department to U.S. military posts around the world.Duckworth's composition has been recognized by the American Society...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-07-04/georgia-soldier-creator-sound
Black soldiers transformed meaning of the Civil War

...Florida on March 31, 1862.Acting on vague U. S. War Department orders, Hunter issued a proclamation of emancipation...knowledge of his actions. After failing to receive War Department authorization to recruit black soldiers, Hunter disbanded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2011-02-27/black-soldiers-t
Opinion columns
Confederate flag back at fort after 148 years

...example of this kind of flag."Despite orders after the Civil War to turn all captured flags over to the federal War Department, many Union troops kept them as souvenirs.Many other unit flags were destroyed during the war, either by capturing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-03-23/confederate-flag-back-fort-af
Banquet honors Tuskegee Airmen

...Airmen as a group, we succeeded in doing what the war department said we couldn't do," said Hiram Little, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. "The war department were certain that we were going to be a failure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/21/met_148696.shtml
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Civil War is alive at first national military park

...Shiloh, Gettysburg and Vicksburg followed in the 1890s. Since the National Park Service didn't exist yet, the War Department oversaw the park until 1933. Just a year later, a group of Chattanoogans, led by Adolph Ochs, who would go on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/14/liv_81216.shtml
Life & style
Given a chance, Iran would use a nuke

...promise a new Heaven and a new Earth." - From a report issued by the Military Intelligence Division of the U.S. War Department in 1946 Israel was founded in 1948. Five Arab nations attacked the next day, and were defeated. Arab nations attacked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/21/let_58204.shtml
Letters
Army's early training films are available at museum

...the cartoons were able to pass through the movie industry's censors because the pieces were commissioned by the war department and were not for general movie audiences. Today, the cartoons might receive a PG-13 rating because of sexual innuendo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/12/aik_55322.shtml