Community Transcription: April 2018

May 1st, 2018

April 2018 marked the eighty-fourth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for the last month:

Twenty-eight new transcribers signed up in April, which brings the total number of transcribers to 3,168 as of April 30, 2018. The individuals who signed up in April mentioned an interest in indigenous history, William Davieswestern Virginia, and Cumberland Gap.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding furlough granted to Captain Dale, request for leave of absence to make voyage to China, certification of payment, and forwards Lafayette’s military proceedings.

Our community of transcribers have added 230 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 22,748. Overall, we have had 834,616 page views.

As a part of our work to update Scripto and migrate the PWD to Omeka S, we will be shutting down transcription beginning May 15, 2018. Please make sure to have completed any transcriptions you’re working on by then. We appreciate your transcription efforts and look forward to unveiling a more user-friendly transcription process in a few months’ time!

Community Transcription: March 2018

April 2nd, 2018

March 2018 marked the eighty-third month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for the last month:

Twenty-four new transcribers signed up in March, which brings the total number of transcribers to 3,140 as of March 31, 2018. The individuals who signed up in March mentioned an interest in Six Nations Confederacy, Major Stewart Herbert, John Warren, Northwest Indian War, and Major William Colbert.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding Lafayette’s military proceedings; deposition by eleven inhabitants of Glynn County; cattle taken by Army at the Battle of Wite Marsh; inquiries about repair of buildings on Cattle Island; settlement for cattle taken; certification of payment; request for leave of absence to make voyage to China; and Indians under Captain Prior.

Our community of transcribers have added 27 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 22,518. Overall, we have had 827,246 page views.

As a part of our work to update Scripto and migrate the PWD to Omeka S, we will be shutting down transcription beginning May 15, 2018. Please make sure to have completed any transcriptions you’re working on by then. We appreciate your transcription efforts and look forward to unveiling a more user-friendly transcription process in a few months’ time!

Community Transcription: February 2018

March 5th, 2018

February 2018 marked the eighty-second month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for the last month:

Twenty-seven new transcribers signed up in February, which brings the total number of transcribers to 3,116 as of February 28, 2018. The individuals who signed up in February mentioned an interest in Ohio, slavery in early America, Anthony Wayne, and New London, Virginia.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding status of supplies, request for instructions, pension of Willis Wilson, recommendations relative to the quasi-war with France, Anthony Wayne’s order for uniforms, copy of letter from the Secretary of War to Thomas Holt, and priorities of the President to avoid war and and to protect citizens.

Our community of transcribers have added 101 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 22,491. Overall, we have had 797,867 page views.

Community Transcription: December 2017 and January 2018

February 5th, 2018

December 2017 and January 2018 marked the eightieth and eighty-first months, respectively, since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for the last two months:

Thirty-eight new transcribers signed up in December and January which brings the total number of transcribers up to 3,089 as of January 31, 2018. The individuals who signed up in the last two months mentioned an interest in forts along the Delaware River, scouts on the frontier, the settlement of Ohio, the first and second Canadian regiments, West Point, and the Chickamauga Tribe.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding clothing for John Schrider; clothing for troops in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; one pair of woolen overalls for each man; woolen overalls for the Marines; clothing for troops; files, pod augers, & ship saws, etc.; military bounty claim; delivery of shoes; and clothing for Gamble’s troops.

Our community of transcribers have added 234 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 22,390. Overall, we have had 792,858 page views.

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Community Transcription: November 2017

December 4th, 2017

November 2017 marked the seventy-ninth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for last month:

Forty-one new transcribers signed up last month which brings the total number of transcribers up to 3,051 as of November 30, 2017. The individuals who signed up in November mentioned an interest in the early years of the US Navy, Benjamin Stoddert, Tellico Blockhouse, William Blountthe Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and the Treaty of Holston. 

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding clothing and accounting, resolving land issues at the legislature, request for recommendation of command and supply officers, request for character witness concerning officers, preparation for the expedition to the westward, transportation and costs, discussion of raising a company of troops, and accurate information about the northwestern frontier and Mississippi River.

Our community of transcribers have added 307 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 22,156. Overall, we have had 767,564 page views.

Follow us on Twitter (@wardeptpapers) where we’ll be posting documents in need of transcription throughout the month.

Interested in contributing to the project? Individuals can register for a transcription account and become a transcription associate.

Community Transcription: October 2017

November 1st, 2017

October 2017 marked the seventy-eighth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for last month:

Thirty-two new transcribers signed up last month which brings the total number of transcribers up to 3,010 as of October 31, 2017. The individuals who signed up in October mentioned an interest in the state militia units, the early US Navy, colonial Virginia, and Army uniforms.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding shipment of clothing for troops, estimate of the pay and forage of the troopsstocks sawed from dogwood, delay of Colonel Sargent’s stores, money forwarded, delivery, delivery of silver, Major Craig sends status report to Secretary of War, new certificate for payment, return of the legion of the United States, account information, instructions for mustering and paying troops, accountant office policy, request for information on the account of Captain Olie, clothing, stores, disbursements, pay problems, requests order of spirits for western military, provisions and transportation, murder of peaceful Indians, court martial at West Point, regarding Massachusetts troops to be raised, and regarding camp kettles and other supplies.

Our community of transcribers have added 788 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 21,849. Overall, we have had 757,143 page views.

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Interested in contributing to the project? Individuals can register for a transcription account and become a transcription associate.

Community Transcription: September 2017

October 2nd, 2017

September 2017 marked the seventy-seventh month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for last month:

Twenty-one new transcribers signed up last month which brings the total number of transcribers up to 2,978 as of September 30, 2017. The individuals who signed up in September mentioned an interest in the Cherokee nation, the Whiskey Rebellion, and Robert Elliot.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding returns for September & October 1798, funding and currency, estimate of pay & forage due the detachments, delivery of dispatches, estimate of cost to transport sundry stores from Philadelphia, request for arms, accounts and receipts enclosed, packets and letters addressed to Major Craig, general bookkeeping, and travel safety.

Our community of transcribers have added 105 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 21,061. Overall, we have had 740,905 page views.

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Community Transcription: August 2017

September 5th, 2017

August 2017 marked the seventy-sixth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for last month:

Seventeen new transcribers signed up last month which brings the total number of transcribers up to 2,957 as of August 31, 2017. The individuals who signed up in August mentioned an interest in Lamb’s regiment, the XYZ Affair, the Iroquois, and Wayne’s campaign.

Newly transcribed documents include: Knox informs Martin of appointment, letter to the commissioner of Army accounts, state’s charges against Becker, letter from James Seagrove to Timothy Bernard on Indian matters, delivery of marquees and tent poles, request for issue of rolled iron to Springfield Armory, request from North Carolina line, and circular instructions for naval constructors.

Our community of transcribers have added 93 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 20,956. Overall, we have had 733,762 page views.

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Community Transcription: July 2017

August 8th, 2017

July 2017 marked the seventy-fifth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for last month:

Eighteen new transcribers signed up last month which brings the total number of transcribers up to 2,940 as of July 31, 2017. The individuals who signed up in July mentioned an interest in the Battle of the Wabash/St. Clair’s defeat, the Georgia lowcountry, and Spanish Florida.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding a sorrel horse for the Wyandot chief, requests orders to lift goods from French schooner, immediate clothing for the recruiting service, kentledge to be transported to Philadelphia, description of quarto books for the Army, requests payment for Joseph Habersham, corrects cannonball dimensions for Secretary of the Treasury, and compensation for seizure of cattle.

Our community of transcribers have added 247 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 20,863. Overall, we have had 729,956 page views.

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Community Transcription: June 2017

July 5th, 2017

June 2017 marked the seventy-fourth month since we opened the War Department archives to community transcription, and over five years after launch we still receive requests for transcriber accounts! Here is a snapshot of transcription activity for last month:

Five new transcribers signed up last month which brings the total number of transcribers up to 2,922 as of June 30, 2017. The individuals who signed up in June mentioned an interest in the interactions between Native Americans and the federal government.

Newly transcribed documents include ones regarding bayonets to bayonet scabbard contractors for fitting, certificates due Mrs. Williams and John Jones, call for militia to defend the western territory, loss of faithful clerks, construction and insurrection, and strength of character, quality of pay.

Our community of transcribers have added 99 transcribed pages to War Department documents, with the total number of saves being 20,616. Overall, we have had 709,285 page views.

Follow us on Twitter (@wardeptpapers) where we’ll be posting documents in need of transcription throughout the month.

Interested in contributing to the project? Individuals can register for a transcription account and become a transcription associate.