• Journal of William Josiah Sanders, Jr.

    William Josiah Sanders, Jr. used about 20 pages of this small top bound journal to record his experiences during his early days of enlistment and induction in the World War, 1914-1918. At the back of…

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  • New Testament of Milton Calliham

    Milton Calliham carried this New Testament throughout World War I. Calliham was from Fulton, Kentucky. The pocket testament was published by the Pocket Testament League.

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  • Military bayonet

    The Yataghan-style blade (slightly curved, of North African/French origins) bayonet has a two bar cross guard with the upper arm having a ring to encircle the muzzle of a rifle. Possibly of Belgian or…

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  • America in the World War Roll of Honor Company B, 117th Infantry

    This lithograph tells the story of Co. B, 117th Inf. Regt., 30th Div., during World War I. It features ovals of King George of England, President Woodrow Wilson and French President Raymond Poincar�,…

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  • Jewish war sufferers. Shall they plead in vain?

    Mayer, Louis, 1869-1969, American Jewish Join Distribution Committee

    This poster from World War I shows a Jewish woman and child sitting among the rubble of a community.

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  • Report of the Selective Service Board of Blount County

    This is the report of the Selective Service Board of Blount County and was compiled by Judge William A. McTeer. The report includes lists of people who served or assisted in the draft board and eligib…

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  • Nashville Tennessean news article

    This framed newspaper article is headlined "Rescue Under Shell Fire Made State Patrolman No. 1 One of 11 Bravest in A.E.F." Pvt. John Sullivan saw the war from start to finish, and in this article he…

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  • Letter from Major Joseph J. Ring to his mother Sarah Frances M. Ring

    Major Joseph J. Ring 308th Eng. Battn., was one of three brothers from Williamson County, Tenn. to serve in World War I. In this letter, written after the armistice, he mentions that he can provide mo…

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  • Discharge paper of John C. Bowling

    Discharge paper of Pvt. Bowling who served as a teamster in the 53rd Pioneer Brig. working on military engineering works in France. The document cites his service in St. Mihiel and Argonne Forest from…

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  • Letter from Pvt. Joseph W. Knox to his mother

    Pvt. Joseph William Knox of Dyer, Tennessee, served in Co. E, 11th Inf. Regt. He arrived in France Sept. 1918 and fought the last week of the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He served guard duty after the ar…

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  • Mexican Village Interesting Feature of Old Hickory

    Photograph and article describing the community of Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Native American workers at a Tennessee munitions plant printed in the Old Hickory News, a newsletter for the Old Hickory P…

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  • Letter written by David Gourley of Cades Cove

    This is the last letter written by David Gourley of Cades Cove, Tennesee. Gourley died on the transport ship in route to Europe, a victim of the "Spanish" flu pandemic. He was in the 20th Company, 5th…

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  • Letter from Pvt. Joseph W. Knox to his mother

    Pvt. Joseph William Knox of Dyer, Tennessee, served in Co. E, 11th Inf. Regt. He arrived in France Sept. 1918 and fought the last week of the Meuse-Argonne offensive. After the war, he remained on gua…

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  • Postcard announcing the safe arrival of Sgt. Wilson A. Dowdy

    Sent to Miss Jessie Stammer in Farmington, Tennessee and provided by the American Red Cross, it notified her that Sgt. Wilson A. Dowdy, Btry. F, 318th FA, 81st Div, had arrived safely overseas. They m…

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  • Honorable discharge of Sgt. Paro M. Thomas, 119th Field Artillery, 32nd Division

    Honorable discharge document issued to Sgt. Paro M. Thomas, HQ Co., 119th FA, 32nd Div. Thomas was born in Mayfield, Kentucky and enlisted at age 26. His occupation was office manager before enlistmen…

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  • Book selections

    Martha Maragaret Mariah Beene Walker was from the Sequatchie Valley in the area around Spencer in Van Buren County, Tennessee. She self published a book in 1927 entitled Reminiscences and Meandering T…

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  • Letter to John V. Wright from Frances O. Smith regarding the draft

    Smith, Frances O

    Letter dated July 29, 1917 to John V. Wright from his presumed neighbor and landlord, Frances O. Smith. In the letter, Smith describes her anxiety over the military draft and wonders which boys from B…

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  • Letter from Sarah Frances Ring to her son, Maj. Joseph J. Ring, 308th Eng.

    The Ring family of Williamson County, Tennessee sent three sons to WWI. Maj. Joseph J. Ring was the oldest and served in the 308th Engineer Battn. In this letter his mother mentions going to Franklin…

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  • 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…

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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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