• 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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  • Large color chromolithograph of William J. Carden

    Cpl. William Jesse Carden served in Co. G, 117th Inf. Regt., 30th Div. Attached to the British Army, the 30th Div. saw defensive action near Ypres, Belgium and attacks on the Hindenburg Line near Belc…

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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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  • Photograph of Doss Haney McAllister

    Doss Haney McAllister appears in his World War I uniform. He enlisted December 14, 1917 at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia and was assigned to Btry. E, 60th Arty, of the Coastal Art. Corps. Later he transferr…

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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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  • "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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  • Framed victory medal and photograph of Lawrence Ray Estep

    This framed World War I Victory Medal and photograph are associated with Lawrence R. Estep of Recruit Co. 20, 5th Training Battn., 156th Depot Brig. Estep was from Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. He…

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  • Photograph of Lawrence Ray Estep

    Lawrence Ray Estep appears in his World War I uniform. He served in Recruit Co. 20, 5th Training Battn., 156th Depot Brigade before receiving a medical discharge for heart trouble in February 1918. Es…

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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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  • Real photo postcard of Lt. Nathan S. Ring

    Lt. Nathan S. Ring is shown in his WWI uniform. Lt. Ring served in several field artillery regiments during the war, but never served overseas. His older brother, Maj. Joseph Ring served in the 308th…

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