• German Pickelhaube

    This is an example of the General Service German pickelhaube with Prussian eagle. Helmets of this type were commona among German troops early in World War I. Trench warfare demonstrated a need for a m…

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  • Inventory of dental supplies of Major Bernard Edwin Ragland

    Major Bernard Edwin Ragland (1894-1963) served in the Dentist Corps and was a member of the Medical Detachment of the 155 Inf. Regt., 39th Div. during World War I. This is an inventory of dental suppl…

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  • Model 1916 German helmet

    As World War I developed into a protracted war of siege and entrenchment, it became apparent that soft caps and the leather pickelhaube were lacking. By 1916, Germany developed a steel helmet and bega…

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  • Cover of German training manual

    Manual for the Instruction of Cannoneers/Gunners and Drivers of the Foot Artillery, was edited by Pulkowski, Colonel z. D. (zur Disposition), New edition by Pulkowski, 1st Lieutenant in the Instructio…

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  • Luger pistol

    The Luger was the typical sidearm of the German army during World War I and continued to be used throughout World War II. This example is dated 1917 and includes the leather holster. Scratched into th…

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  • Belt buckle

    This pre-war issue Imperial German Army belt buckle has a brass body with a white metal applique insignia featuring the Imperial crown and the motto "GOTT MIT UNS." An irregular shaped hole, located o…

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  • Iron Cross medal

    Black and silver cross pattee-shaped iron medal. The medal is semi-domed with pin-back, which identifies it as a copy. The original Iron Crosses were flat. Marked on top arm of the cross is the Imperi…

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  • Model 98/05 bayonet with scabbard

    This Model 98/05 bayonet with scabbard and frog, was brought back as a souvenir by Pvt. Robert William Scollon, 15th U.S. Engineer Regt. Commonly called a "butcher blade" this model was the standard b…

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  • Model 1895 Mauser Bayonet

    Bayonet manufactured by Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co., which was formed in 1883 by a merger of Weyersberg and Kirschbaum. By 1900, it employed 1200 employees and was the largest company in Solingen. Th…

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

    The Ring family of Williamson County provided three of their four sons to the American Army. Maj. Joseph Ring served in the engineers and he discusses the building projects they are working on in the…

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  • Helmet plate

    This helmet plate is of the pattern worn on the pickelhaube of all Prussian line infantry regiments in the German Imperial Army. It is of stamped brass and the motto displayed on the scroll translates…

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  • German flair pistol and holster

    This standard issue single shot German flair pistol and holster were brought home by Robert W. Scollon. He has carved "R. W. Scollon, Verdun, 1918." into the right side panel of the wood grip. The pie…

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  • German military belt buckle

    A wartime issued German military iron belt buckle with embossed motto "Gott Mit Uns" (God Is With Us") and the Wilhelmine imperial crown.

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  • German bank note, 100,000 RM

    A 100,000-mark note displays an image of Georg Grisze (1497-1562) by Hans Holbein the Younger. Below Grisze is stamped the serial number B-05833444. On backside is the note's denomination. U.S. Capt.…

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  • Photograph of Roy R. Stephens, Co. H, 5th Inf. Regt. and Co. M, 117th Inf. Regt.

    Cpl. Roy R. Stephens, Co. H, 5th Inf. Regt. was part of the American Army of Occupation of the Rhineland immediately after the armistice. He is shown riding a large black mule named Black Fred. Americ…

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  • Gerald, Jasper

    United States. Army; Infantry; 7th Regiment White

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  • Stegall, Jerry Goldsmith

    United States. Marine Corps; 2nd Division; 6th Regiment; Company 75 White

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  • Yarbrough, Walter S.

    United States. Army; Infantry; 89th Division; 355th Regiment; Company F White Lieutenant Walter S. (�Wat�) Yarbrough, who was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary bra…

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