Public Domain, and U.S. Government Publications
Items on this web site that are from family collections
Electronic sources are cited using the Chicago Citation Format: (Chicago
Manual of Style, 15th ed., sections 17.270, 17.237)
described in the Library
Congress: How to Cite Electronic Sources..
Many of the other items related to the Civil War, World War 1 and
World War 2 appear to be works of the United States Government
prepared by an officer or employee of the United States
Government as part of that personís official duties and is
in the public domain, as defined in 17 U.S.C. sec 101 (1994). More
details are at:
The University of North Carolina has an excellent
chart on when items pass into the public domain
The Civil War photos from the Library of Congress
are in the public domain. Details are at: Rights
On the Army
Service Forces Communications Zone, Paris page,
permission to use the diorama photo is from
Adj. Maj. Jean-Claude Schmetz, Curator, Truschbaum Museum.
On the Signal
Units in the Normandy Campaign, the assault landing
credit arrowhead is from the U.S.
Army Award: Arrowhead
On the Discharge
Page, the photos of the ribbons are almost all from Ribbons
Order of Precedence at U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry.
Public domain image of the 1st Army shoulder patch on the 215th's
page is from Dr.
Howard G. Lanham's Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of Basic
Elements, Army Groups and Armies, United States Army, Second
I am confirming the copyright status of all items I have any
question about. If an item is not in the public domain, I will
obtain permission for its use or if necessary, remove it.
Please send copyright concerns to Leonard