• 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…

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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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  • 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…

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  • Diary of John Barksdale Greer

    This is the diary of Lt. John Barksdale Greer, 117th MG Battn., 31st Div. and 324th MG Battn., 83rd Div. Both divisions provided replacements to other units. Greer was from Loudon County, Tennessee. I…

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  • Letter from John H. Roller to Alvin Roller

    In this letter John Roller, HQ Co., 115th FA, writes to his brother Alvin that he had a good Christmas Day and holiday dinner. His presents included cigarettes and a sack of tobacco. Nashville ladies…

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  • Letter from Pvt. Frank M. Ring, Co. A, 114th MG Battn., 30th Div. to his mother, Sarah Frances M. Ring

    Pvt. Frank M. Ring was from Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee. In the letter he discusses that he had not written in some time and that he was trying to write this letter while "in a little dog t…

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  • Order of Induction of Pvt. Virgil T. Metcalf

    Virgil T. Metcalf of Etowah, Tennessee, received this order of induction into military service for World War I. He was to report to the local board on May 1, 1918 in Athens, Tenn. It was order number…

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  • Letter from Pvt. Virgil Metcalf to his mother

    Pvt. Virgil Metcalf, Co. A, 47th Engineer Battn. sent this letter to his mother and describes life at Camp Sheridan. He complains about a cake that she shipped to him had not arrived. He states, "We a…

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  • Flyer dropped over Jackson

    These flyers were dropped by air over Jackson to encourage work on the home front. It was in the scrap book of Sadie Priscilla Jones of Jackson. She later married Mike Glynn, also of Jackson. He serve…

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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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  • Diary of Floyd Johnson

    Thiis is a selection of diary entries of Pvt. Floyd Wellington Johnson, Btry. E, 115th FA, 30th Div. Pvt. Wellington began his diary May 19, 1918 and continued to make entries until September 27, 1918…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. He wrote, "Well I wonder who is with you tonight. Some lucky fellow I guess (sic) wished it was me." He d…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson. Written on Marine Corps stationery, Montgmery has written in ink the translation of the Marine Corps motto "Always F…

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  • Newspaper article about the Ring Brothers of Franklin, TN

    The Ring family of Williamson County, TN provided three brothers for service in World War I. This newspaper article appeared in the Nashville Tennessean in 1918. Capt. Joseph Ring served in the 308th…

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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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  • Scrapbook of Oscar Glaus of Nashville, Tennessee

    This World War, 1914-1918, scrapbook of Oscar Glaus, who had been a railroad clerk with NC & St.L, and served as a field supply clerk in World War, 1914-1918, contains numerous tickets, programs, clip…

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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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  • Medals of Sgt. James A. White, Co. A, 115th FA

    Sgt. James A. White was from Bells, Tenn. and served in Co. A, 1st Tenn. NG on the Mexican Border in 1917. After the NG was transferred to federal service he served in Btry. A, 115th FA, 30th Div. The…

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  • Diary of Pvt. Joseph William Knox

    Pvt. Joseph William Knox was a young farmer from Dyer, Tennessee, who enlisted in July 1918. In this diary, given to him by the Red Cross, he recounted his experiences training at Camp Gordon, Georgia…

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  • Issue of the Transport Ace, dated August 5, 1919

    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. The Transport Ace was the onboard da…

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