Illinois in the World War Volume 1

Illinois in the World War Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...a memorandum prepared by the Division Adjutant on September 16, 1917: "The General General Bell wants the First Illinois Infantry here. When he asks that it be sent, he is informed that the Secretary of War has given General Barry commanding the 86th Division permission to retain it at Camp Grant until one month after the first increment of drafted men has reached it. Preliminary instruction is thus delayed just that long, and General Foster finds himself in command of a Brigade existing on paper only, whereas more than one thousand miles separate one part from the other. 9 "Slightly over a week ago, request was made that General Hill's Brigade Headquarters be sent here. This request was refused for the insuperable reason that it lacked one pyramidal tent and one field range. General Hill at that time had seven men at Camp Logan occupying eight tents which are supposed to hold at least six men apiece, and his A.D.C., Lieut. Sadler, personally showed me an order for a field range which he took out of his pocket. At last, the authorities were persuaded that we could take care of this Brigade Headquarters and it was eventually sent here, to the delight of General Hill, who had cooled his heels here for nearly three weeks without any Headquarters and only a handful of troops." 8General Orders No. 23, Headquarters 33rd Division, October 10, 1917, prescribed the following organization for the 33rd Division, which was to take effect at midnight on October 11, 1917, 2:6. The 1st and 2nd Regiments of Infantry, Illinois National Guard, became the 131st and 132nd Regiments of Infantry respectively. These two regiments, together with the 124th Machine Gun Battalion, composed the 66th Infantry Brigade. The 3rd and 4th Regiments of...
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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927931
  • 9781236927934