War department

What is War department?

War department definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun U.S. History.
the department of the federal government that, from 1789 until 1947, was responsible for defense and the military establishment: in 1947 it became the Department of the Army, which became part of the Department of Defense when it was established in 1949.

 

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