The Resource Agency history of the Virginia Board of War

Agency history of the Virginia Board of War

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Agency history of the Virginia Board of War
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Agency history of the Virginia Board of War
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  • The Board of War, created by an act of the General Assembly passed at its May 1779 session, was established to oversee military affairs on land and sea. Two commissioners were added to the previous three that had formed the Navy Board, to make up the Board. Under the Board's supervision, a single commissioner became responsible for the Navy. Other responsibilities of the commissioner were to perform periodic inspections of military stores around the state and to supervise the commissary of prisoners.
  • The Board had little real authority; it chiefly kept books for the governor and council and offered advice. Its stated purpose was to prevent embezzlement, fraud and confusion, but it resulted in one more level of government, which often created delays in moving supplies.
  • The board was abolished by an act of the General Assembly passed at its May 1780 session.
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VIC
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Agency history of the Virginia Board of War
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  • This is not a record. It is background information for Virginia's state government records
  • Agency history compiled in 1990; reviewed in 2009
  • Part of Record Group 2
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  • The Library of Virginia
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000491493

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