• Embroidered postcard from Marvin Ragsdale to Edline Fly

    World War I era postcard embroidered in silk with a partially unfurled American flag. Below in gold is "Long May It Wave." On the backside is a handwritten message from Marvin Ragsdale to his grandmot…

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  • Medal for Pilgrimage of Mothers and Widows

    This bronze colored medal features a central five pointed star surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves and laurel and surmounted flags and the Great Seal. The suspension is blue, white and red vertical s…

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  • Clip of .30-06 ammunition

    This clip of .30-06 caliber ammunition belonged to Cpl. Roy R. Stephens, Co. H, 5th Inf. Regt. Cpl. Stephens, was part of the American Army of Occupation of the Rhineland immediately after the armisti…

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  • Discharge certificate of Pvt. Jeff Glynn Montgomery

    This is a United States Marine Corps Discharge Certificate for Pvt. Jeff Glynn Montgomery. He enlisted on October 21, 1918 at Memphis, Tennessee and reported to Parris Island, South Carolina on Octobe…

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  • US gas mask bag and mask

    This is a typical US issued gas mask and gas mask bag. With the introduction of gas warfare in 1915, the armies of the world required protection against the poisionous vapors. The American gas mask wa…

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  • Red Cross apron of Minter Jones Somerville

    Minter Jones Somerville wore this apron when she served with the Red Cross during World War I. She was married to Dr. William Glassell, a psychatrist who served with the A.E.F.

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  • Olive green wool puttees

    This pair of puttees are made of dark olive green knit wool. They are in excellent condition. Puttees were wrapped around lower legs to protect from mud and water. This pair belonged to Albert S. Brid…

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  • World War I Victory Medal

    World War I Victory Medal of Pvt. Floyd Johnson, Btry E, 115th FA, 30th Div. with bars indicating engagements and campaigns in which he was involved. Johnson enlisted in Jackson, Tennessee in 1917 and…

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  • Collapsible drinking cup

    This civilian purchase stainless steel collapsible cup with an embossed American shield design on the cover contains a note inside "Dad carried WWI." The cup was used by Pvt. Jesse Norris of Blount Co…

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  • Award of Insurance

    This is a preprinted form letter "Award To Beneficary" with "Frank McClellan Ring," "$10,000," "fifty-seven and 50/100 Dollars" "10th day of Oct. 1918 to the 10th day of October 1938," entered in the…

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  • Model 1917 US Bayonet, inscribed 30th Division

    The blade of this Model 1917 US Bayonet professionally etched "30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) Army of the United States of America/ (XXX)/"E Pluribus Unum"-France 1917." The 30th Division was co…

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  • Private purchase money belt

    This money belt is made of green cotton canvas with brown cotton binding. It consists of one large envelope-like pocket flanked by two smaller pockets. Belonged to Albert S. Bridges, 329th Inf. Regt.…

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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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  • Book of poems dedicated to Lt.-Col. Charles W. Whittlesey

    A book of poems, "The History and Rhymes of the Lost Battn.", by L. G. McCollum is missing its cover. The book is dedcated to Lt.-Col. Charles W. Whitlesey, the commander of the Lost Battalion. Inside…

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  • World War I Victory Medal

    This World War I Victory Medal is missing its suspension ribbon. These medals were issued to all American sodliers who served in World War I. The front depcits "Victory" as a winged female warrior. Th…

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  • Overseas chevron that belonged to Hubert Lee Gibson

    This machine embroidered chevron on a drab woolen backing would have been sewn on the lower left sleeve of the uniform coat to indicate six months service overseas. It belonged to Pvt. Hubert Lee Gibs…

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  • Uniform and box respirator of James M. Davis

    This is the World War I uniform of Pvt. James M. Davis, Co. F, 105th Inf. Regt., 27th Div. Davis was from Bemis, Madison County, Tennessee. The wool uniform has his regimental disc on the left collar…

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  • Plaque of the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division

    This is a commemorative plaque of the 32nd "Red Arrow" Div. of Sgt. Paro M. Thomas, HQ Co., 119th FA. The 32nd Div. was the first American unit to break the Hindenburg Line and that action was the ins…

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  • US M1917 helmet

    The model 1917 was the standard helmet for the American soldier in World War I. It was patterned after the British Brodie helmet.

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  • Shipboard berthing card

    A rectangular card imprinted in upper left in three lines "Gold Star/Mothers * Widows/Pilgrimage" made out to "Ring, Mrs. Sarah F." sailing aboard SS President Roosevelt in berth 215-E of Cabin Class…

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