• Selective Service notice to Perry Benjamin Austin

    Pvt. Perry Benjamin Austin of Finley, Tennessee drove a truck [GWjack003] in Motor Truck Co. 536 in France during World War I. He told his family that his truck was shot at while he transported canned…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Trench art

    This piece of trench art made from a fork or spoon handle and is dated 1915 and "Argonne." Initially, bored soldiers in the trenches would pick up spent shell casings or other metal items and turn the…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Armistice announcement

    U.S. Army Signal Corps telegram from AEF HQ announcing the Armistice to U.S. troops at Brest, France. Telegram from a scapbook album of photographs and documents about George H. Harries. He was commen…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • American made helmet

    This helmet belonged to Sgt. Robert Thomas McKenzie, Jr. He was born in Mississippi but lived in Jackson when he enlisted. McKenzie served in England, France, and Belgium during World War I. He worked…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Letter, from Kenneth Redford of the 114th Field Artillery Band, to his mother

    Musician Kenneth G. Redford, HQ Co., 114 FA, 30th Div. wrote this letter to his mother. He describes a recent battle but does not name it - he does mention recently being camped at the Meuse River. He…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Quilt that includes pieces cut from U.S. Army uniform trousers

    Maysel Phillips, wife of Pvt. Henry Edwards Phillips, made the quilt after the war using pieces cut from his uniform breeches. Phillips, who never saw combat, was from Oliver Springs, Tennessee, a tow…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Letter from Pvt. Mack Mitchell Bennett to his mother, Mary Angeline Edwards Bennett (regarding field artillery training)

    Pvt. Mack Mitchell Bennett (1892-1951) served in Btry. F, 318th F.A. Regt., 81st Div. during World War I. The letter, written on Camp Jackson letterhead, is addressed to his mother, Mary Angeline Edwa…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Roster of Co. M, 117th Inf. Regt., 30th Div.

    Framed roster of Co. M, 117th Inf. Regt., 30th Div., which belonged to William Clellie Summers (1888-1947). His last name is misspelled on the roster. Roster dates from the unit's return from Europe i…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Photograph of Army doctors at Fort Barrancas, Florida

    This photograph was taken at the Post Hospital at Fort Barrancas, Florida in March 1918. Capt. Daniel B. Cliffe was a doctor in Franklin, Tennessee and served in the Medical Reserve Corps. Beginning i…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. Montgomery is in training at the Marine Corps Barracks on Parris Island. He enlisted only a few weeks bef…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • 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…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Trench art made from French 75mm artillery shell

    The French 75mm artillery piece was the standard cannon for both the French and the American Armies in World War I. Intiially, bored soldiers in the trenches would pick up spent shell casings and turn…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • AddendumThe German Forces

    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 pamphlet, compiled by G-2, Thir…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Nashville medal issued to World War I veterans

    This Nashville Medal was issued to John William Cato. It consists of a bronze bar bearing "1918", a red/white/blue vertical striped ribbon suspension, and a bronze medal featuring Liberty seated at th…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • Dog tags of Pvt. Ruby Glenn Blevins

    A farmer from Blounty County, Pvt. Blevins served in Co. L, 117th Inf. Regt. These M-1910/M-1917A dog tags are on the original cord and are marked in accordance with regulations prior to March 1918 wi…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives
  • British Brodie helmet

    Britsh Brodie helmets were issued to some US units upon their deployment to Europe and it served as the model for US Model 1917 helmets. Painted on the front of the helmet is the insignia of the 1st B…

    View Full Item  in Tennessee State Library & Archives