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Company D, 47th Infantry, 4th Division, near Sergy in the Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 29-August 1, 1918

A brief summary of the operation immediately preceding the engagement mentioned in the title of this paper is necessary, especially so since the 1st Battalion 47th Infantry was detached from its own regiment and fought, in this battle, under the orders of the Commanding Officer, 167th Infantry, 42nd Division. On July 18, the 1st American…

Operations of the Company B, 38th Infantry, along the Marne River, July 22-23, 1918

…The enlisted men received here, on the other hand, were mainly draftees from the southern and eastern National Army camps and were of low order both mentally and physically, and many were unable to withstand the rigors of a winter under canvas. As a result there were numerous deaths from pneumonia and influenza. The mentally…

Operations of Battery A, 7th Field Artillery, in the Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 18-25, 1918

This monograph deals with the detailed operations of a single battery of light artillery in the great counter offensive of July 18, 1918. There are no works of general historical interest bearing directly on the case, and few contemporary records or documents are available. Most of the material used has been obtained by personal conference,…

Operations of the 23rd Infantry in the Soissons Offensive, July 16-25, 1918

General Pershing states that “The place of honor in the thrust toward Soissons was given to the 1st and 2d Divisions along with the chosen French division.” The 23rd infantry occupied a place of honor in the 2d Division as one of the assault regiments. In the World War, with its countless battles and millions…

Operations of the 3rd Platoon, Company I, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division, in the Champagne-Marne Defensive and Aisne Marne Offensive, July 5-24, 1918

The 3rd Platoon of Company “I” 4th Infantry on July 5, 1918, was composed of all men who had voluntarily enlisted; some just after war had been declared and other who had been in the service for from one to three enlistments. The platoon leader had been commissioned from the first training camp with practically…

Operations of Company M, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division, in the attack on Vaux, July 1-2, 1918

Note- In the preparation of this monograph there was also used data contained in a personal communication, recently received, from the officer who commanded Company M 23rd Infantry on July 1, 1918. Likewise, considerable use was made of papers, maps, airplane photographs, etc., in the personal files of the author. Where statement of fact is…