The Reverend Henry N. Wayne, of New Britain, Connecticut, was Registrar General of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States and secretary of the Order’s Connecticut Commandery. The Military Order of Foreign Wars (originally known as the Military and Naval Order of the United States) was established by veterans and veterans’ descendants in 1894 to “perpetuate the names and memory of brave and loyal men who took part in establishing and maintaining the principles of the Government” in the four wars fought prior to the Order’s establishment: the Revolution, the Barbary Wars, the War of 1812, and the Mexican-American War. The Order is one of the oldest veteran’s association in the country. The membership is made up of active duty, reserve and retired officers of all branches of the United States Armed Services.
This collection consists of letters received by Henry N. Wayne regarding membership and administrative matters of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, 1897-1905.
- Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States