• "Where Do We Go From Here?" booklet for returning American WWI soldiers

    A practical guide to reentering civilian life ("This is the real dope"), published by the War Camp Community Service. Addressing such issues as "When am I Going to be Discharged?", this orientation bo…

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  • Model 1917 American steel helmet

    Worn by Pvt. Jesse Norris, possibly of Blount County, Tennessee., this is the standard issue American helmet of World War I. It retains its leather chin strap, however the liner/suspension is missing…

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  • Capt. Walter Chandler's WWI journal

    A clothbound WWI journal owned by Capt. Walter Chandler of the 114th FA. 30th Div., later a Shelby County congressman and mayor of Memphis. Several of the pages have entries. Entries include Col. Luke…

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  • Model 1910 cotton uniform tunic belonging to Albert S. Bridges

    This uniform tunic has the following applied insignia" on the upper left sleeve, a point up chevron, indicating honorable discharge; on the lower left sleeve two downward pointing gold bullion chevron…

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  • Registration certificate and pension card of Lawrence Ray Estep

    Registration certificate and pension card of Lawrence Ray Estep of Giles County, Tennessee. Estep served in Recruit Co. 20, 5th Training Battn., 156th Depot Brig. at Camp Jackson, South Carolina. He r…

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  • Framed image of "The Ship That Brought Me Home"

    Print of the S.S. Kaiserin Auguste Victoria (named for Empress Augusta Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm's wife), the "ship that brought me home." Built by the Hamburg America Line in 1905, she was at the time…

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  • Dog tags of Pvt. Robert William Scollon

    These dog tags belonged to Pvt. R.W. (Robert William) Scollon, Co. B, 15th U.S. Engineer Regt. One of the tags is is a disc, per regulations, and the second one is square. When two tags became require…

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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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  • General orders on wearing insignia

    General Order No. 26 entitling Cpl. Garrett to wear two War Service Chevrons after November 10, 1918, dated Nov. 8, 1918. Second order authorizing Cpl. Garrett to wear First Army and Third Corps insig…

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  • "Don't Take a Chance" pamphlet

    This pamphlet, issued to American soldiers in Germany during the occupation, decries the dangers of prostitutes and sexually transmitted diseases in Europe. This one belonged to Cpl. Roy R. Stephens,…

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  • 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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