• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • US gas mask bag and mask

    This is a typical US issued gas mask and gas mask bag. With the introduction of gas warfare in 1915, the armies of the world required protection against the poisionous vapors. The American gas mask wa…

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  • Red Cross apron of Minter Jones Somerville

    Minter Jones Somerville wore this apron when she served with the Red Cross during World War I. She was married to Dr. William Glassell, a psychatrist who served with the A.E.F.

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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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  • Olive green wool puttees

    This pair of puttees are made of dark olive green knit wool. They are in excellent condition. Puttees were wrapped around lower legs to protect from mud and water. This pair belonged to Albert S. Brid…

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  • World War I Victory Medal

    World War I Victory Medal of Pvt. Floyd Johnson, Btry E, 115th FA, 30th Div. with bars indicating engagements and campaigns in which he was involved. Johnson enlisted in Jackson, Tennessee in 1917 and…

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  • Collapsible drinking cup

    This civilian purchase stainless steel collapsible cup with an embossed American shield design on the cover contains a note inside "Dad carried WWI." The cup was used by Pvt. Jesse Norris of Blount Co…

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  • Award of Insurance

    This is a preprinted form letter "Award To Beneficary" with "Frank McClellan Ring," "$10,000," "fifty-seven and 50/100 Dollars" "10th day of Oct. 1918 to the 10th day of October 1938," entered in the…

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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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  • Private purchase money belt

    This money belt is made of green cotton canvas with brown cotton binding. It consists of one large envelope-like pocket flanked by two smaller pockets. Belonged to Albert S. Bridges, 329th Inf. Regt.…

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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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  • "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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  • 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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