• Cook, Charles Etheridge

    United States. Army; 1st Corps School Detachment; Model Company White

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  • Cohen, Albert

    United States. Army; Infantry; 26th Regiment; Company H White

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  • Davis, Frank

    United States. Army; Infantry; 118th Division; 2nd Regiment; Company E White

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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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  • German and French currency certificates or coupons

    This group of local coupons were issued by various local governments and the treasury of the French army. They could be redeemed for goods or real money. The notes are denominated 50 pfennig, 25 pfenn…

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  • Postcard of Esch-Alzette sent by Pvt. Joseph W. Knox to his mother

    Pvt. Joseph William Knox of Dyer, Tennessee served in Co. E, 11th Inf. Regt. during the war. He arrived in France in September, 1918, and saw action during the final week of the Meuse-Argonne offensiv…

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  • Trench Art

    Bored soldiers during WWI began to use empty shell casings to create art. By the end of the war, a cottage industry had developed and taleneted soldiers and French civilians sold their works to others…

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  • French model 1877 canteen of Pvt. Henry R. Hubbs

    This standard issue French Army canteen was brought home by Pvt. Henry Hubbs, a box maker from Knoxville. He served in Co. E, 130th Inf. Regt., 33rd Div. According to family history, Hubbs never saw f…

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  • Letter from Felix Garner to Nellie Parham, 1918 November 5

    This letter from Felix Garner, Motor Truck Company 547, Motor Supply Train 428, American Expeditionary Forces, is to his sister, Nellie Parham, in Vernon, Tennessee. It is on YMCA letterhead and is a…

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  • Letter from Major Joseph J. Ring to his father

    This letter was sent from Maj. Joseph Jasper Ring to his father, Henry H. Ring of Franklin, Tennessee. Joseph, serving in the Engineer Corps, explains how they go about preparing for a big offensive t…

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  • Map of the Front Lines of 3rd Division on the Marne, May 31 to July 29

    This map shows the daily front line positions of units in the 3rd Division on the Marne River sector east of Paris during the period from May 31 to July 29, 1918. The map shows American Army positions…

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  • Photograph of US troops

    This US Signal Corps image depicts US troops in France. The print belonged to Dr. and Col. J.W. Crum who served in the 81st Div. in World War I. Dr. Crum wrote on the back of the image in pencil "US t…

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  • Postcard from from William J. Carden to Bertha Bishop

    Postcard from William J. Carden to Bertha Bishop in Huntingdon, Tennessee. The embroidered front reads, "To my Sweetheart." Embroidered handkerchiefs and postcards were generated by French, Belgian, a…

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  • Letter from Pvt. Virgil Metcalf to his mother

    Pvt. Metcalf, Co. A, 47th Engineer Battn., consistently corresponds with his mother while in service. Metcalf writes his mother that the war is winding down and he hopes to be home soon. He was from M…

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  • Letter sent by Gen. John J. Pershing to the troops.

    A copy of Gen. Hdqtrs. AEF, General Order No. 38-A furnished to Sgt. Wilson A. Dowdy. Gen. Pershing wrote the citizen-soldiers of the AEF as their service was about to end. "Our democracy has been tes…

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  • bag of soil

    This is a small fabric bag in the colors of the French and American flags. It contains a small sample of soil from France. It was given to a Gold Star Mother by the French as a token of appreciation f…

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  • Letter from Kotch McCoy to his mother Maggie Croom McCoy

    In this letter Sgt. Koch McCoy asks about those at home and mentions that he had been seperated from the "Jackson boys." He also is concerned that his insurance is up-to-date. Sgt, McCoy served in var…

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  • Real photo postcard from David Judson Montgomery to his mother

    A picture postcard from Bordeaux France showing the Pont de Pierre. Inscribed across the top "This bridge is between our camp and camp (crossed out) town." The address side is filled with a long note…

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  • Real Photo Post Card of two American soldiers

    This Real Photo Post Card shows two American soldiers in full cold weather uniform complete with overcoats and stocking caps under their helmets. Both are armed with Browning automatic rifles (BAR). T…

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  • Letter from Pvt. Virigil Metcalf to his mother

    Metcalf served in Co. A, 47th Engineer Battn. His mother was Mrs. W. M. Boling of Maryville, Tennesee although Metcalf was from McMinn County. In this typewritten letter to his mother he comments that…

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