• Photograph post card of two American soldiers in overcoats

    Two American soldiers appear in overcoats and M1917 US helmets. A 3rd Army patch is visible on the shoulder of the right hand soldier. The helmets have a glossy finish with 3rd Army insignia on the fr…

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  • Button from overcoat of Dennis E. Kearney

    The Great Seal in high relief is embossed on the obverse of this standard overcoat button from Dennis Edward Kearney. It is attached to a plastic keychain along with a label written by Margaret Kearne…

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  • Menu from USS Minnesota

    Bifold paper menu for Christmas dinner aboard the USS Minnesota. The fold contains a gold cord strung from top to bottom. A small drawing of the Minnesota underway is printed on the inside along with…

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  • Postcard showing a troop review at Camp Gordon sent by Pvt. W. Joseph Knox to his mother

    Pvt. Joseph William Knox of Dyer, Tennessee, sent regular postcards to his parents during World War I. While traveling from Camp Gordon, Ga. to Camp Merritt, N. J. Knox wrote that he rested fine in th…

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  • Discharge Certificate of Pvt. Euliss Grant Hallowell

    Hallowell served in the 63rd Arty. Brig., Coastal Art. Corps and was assigned to Forts Pickens and Barrancas near Pensacola, Florida. In September 1918 he deployed to France and remained overseas unti…

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  • Letter written to John Barksdale Greer

    This letter was written to Lt. John Barksdale Greer, 117th MG Battn., 31st Div. The letter is associated with a photograph [GWmary075] of a girl who travelled to France unchaperoned during or just aft…

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  • Rank chevrons and overseas chevrons of Sgt. Connie Marshall Williams, Sr.

    Sgt. Connie Marshall Williams, Co. E, 306th Engineer Regt. was from Huntington, Tennessee and saw service in the Meuse-Argonne offensive in the fall of 1918. Chevrons denoted both overseas service and…

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  • America in the World War Roll of Honor Company B, 117th Infantry

    This lithograph tells the story of Co. B, 117th Inf. Regt., 30th Div., during World War I. It features ovals of King George of England, President Woodrow Wilson and French President Raymond Poincar�,…

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  • Model 1917 Remington Rifle

    This five shot, bolt action, .30-'06 caliber model 1917 Remington rifle, is representative of the rifle most widely used by the United States Army during World War I. The stock is dinged and scratched…

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  • License plate

    Tennessee license plate for Prisoners of War issued to Maj. John Walter Morris, M.D. Morris graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School and served in the US Medical Reserve Corps. He was attached to the…

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  • Magazine pouch for Colt Model 1911

    This small pouch held two magazines of .45 caliber ammuntion of the Model 1911 Colt Automatic Pistol, the standard side arm of the United States military in World War I. This pouch belonged to Cpl. Ro…

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  • Report of the Selective Service Board of Blount County

    This is the report of the Selective Service Board of Blount County and was compiled by Judge William A. McTeer. The report includes lists of people who served or assisted in the draft board and eligib…

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  • Nashville Tennessean news article

    This framed newspaper article is headlined "Rescue Under Shell Fire Made State Patrolman No. 1 One of 11 Bravest in A.E.F." Pvt. John Sullivan saw the war from start to finish, and in this article he…

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  • Letter from Major Joseph J. Ring to his mother Sarah Frances M. Ring

    Major Joseph J. Ring 308th Eng. Battn., was one of three brothers from Williamson County, Tenn. to serve in World War I. In this letter, written after the armistice, he mentions that he can provide mo…

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  • Model 1917 wool tunic of John William Cato

    This issued model 1917 wool tunic belonged to John William Cato. It is complete with collar discs and has the red honorable discharge chevron on upper left sleeve; one overseas chevron on lower left s…

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  • Postcard, "A fully equipped Wireless Station operated by U.S. Troops."

    A postcard bearing title "A fully equipped Wireless Station operated by U.S. Troops." it is a color-tinted photograph of a soldier operating a wireless station with large wheels. He sits on a crate an…

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  • Poem "Someone is just as lonesome as you" written by WWI soldier J. R. Young

    A poem handwritten on the back of a military form by J. R. Young (Division Quartermaster) from 409 Army Post Office, a plaintive set of verses addressed to his "Pal" speaking of the lonesomeness felt…

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  • Letter and envelope to Mrs. H. H. Ring

    A three page letter written on Knights of Columbus stationary dated Jan. 13th, 1919 from 1st Lt Harold P. Caldwell to Mrs. Ring regarding the circumstances of her son's wounding and subsequent death.…

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  • U. S. Army gas mask case with contents

    This gas mask with cannister filter and maintenance book is contained in a green cotton canvas faded to yellow khaki. The flap is secured by two "lift-the-dot" metal fasteners The size number "3" is i…

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  • Distinguished Service Medal certificate

    Distinguished Service Medal certificate issued to Gen. George H. Harries for his work as a member of Inter-Allied Commission for Repatriation of Allied Prisoners of War. Signed by Robert C. Davis, Adj…

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