New York Division, National Guard, War Record

New York Division, National Guard, War Record

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... monotony. On August second, three weeks after our arrival, we were pronounced ready for our first one, and accompanied by the Division Commander set out to look over the ground for the Infantry hikes which later were required of all troops. The first of the Division, we left our hoof marks in turn in Sterling's, La Gloria, McAllen's Ranch, Young's Ranch, Laguna Seca and Monte Christo. 'Tis true that our own motor trucks and those sent to us by the Division Quartermaster sank all over the country and had to be pulled out on our return trip. Still we saw the mesquite country, and we successfully made one day's march of over thirty miles. Getting away from the McAllen mud hole did both men and horses good in spite of hard work and short rations. While the Infantry marches previously referred to were being held, Troop C was detailed to Monte Christo, ostensibly as Supply Depot guard, really to act as stevedores. This hard work was turned into a sporting event and many records for unloading freight were shattered by our amateur roustabouts. Later Troops D and A in turn held down this job, but C Troop had the longest service, including the experience of passing through the hurricane in shelter tent camp, and "pointed with pride" to the fact that one tent stayed up throughout the storm. B Troop saw detached service at Mission with Troop D, 2nd U. S. Cavalry, while the Machine Gun Troop had two private trips, to Penitas for target practice and to Harlingen, at the Machine Gun School. Drills were varied with field problems and, no matter what decision was given by an umpire, these always furnished food for discussion and mutual recrimination for days afterwards. We had also several larger maneuvers in connection with other troops of more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799771
  • 9781236799777