Tag: Meuse-Argonne

Operations of the Supply Company, 9th United States Infantry, 2nd Division, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Nov. 1-11, 1918

On 22nd October 1918 the 9th Infantry as part of the 2d Division was relieved from its tour of duty with the Fourth French Army in the Champange Sector with orders to join by marching the First American Army. It left its billets at Courtisols and marched to Valmy, proceeding next day to Camp Cabaud…

Company D, 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, in the 2nd and 3rd phases of the Meuse-Argonne, October 12- November 10, 1918

The Forty Second Division was made up of National Guard units drawn from twenty-six states and the District of Columbia, the four infantry regiments coming from New York, Ohio, Alabama, and Iowa, and being designated as the 165th, 166th, 167th, and the 168th, respectively. The first commander of this division was Major General William A.…

1st Division in the 2nd Phase of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 4-31, 1918

History has little to do with speculation, yet it is interesting and possibly instructive to wonder what might have been the results, had lack of success attended the efforts of an army at a critical time in a certain war or campaign. Had the First and Second American Divisions failed in their efforts at Soissons,…

Operations of the 37-mm Gun Platoon, 26th Infantry, 1st Division, Oct. 1-12, 1918

This narrative pertains to the happenings during combat of a small unit attached to a battalion. There are no broad interpretations of Principles of War involved. Rather in the preparation of this paper the author endeavored to point out situations and conditions of battle experienced personally and which may invite consideration from the standpoint of…

Operations of the Supply Section, 3rd Battalion, 58th Infantry, 4th Division, in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26- October 6, 1918

At dawn September 26, 1918, the final conflict of “The War to end Wars” was launched. This offensive was a challenge to the service of supply. One of the outstanding questions in the minds of the higher allied commanders was, “Can the service of supply be maintained.” (more) CPT Benjamin B. Bain

Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 1st Phase, 26 September – 3 October, 1918, General Operations (Attack of Defensive Zone)

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive opened on the morning of September 26th with force and enthusiasm characteristic of the American troops. The various troops were finally assembled in the new sector and distributed in their position. In spite of the shortage of transportation during the move all units had arrived intact except for some artillery. The secrecy…