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  1. I will share this picture with my brother-in-law. He was a member of her decommissioning crew.
  2. I would have enjoyed being able to see something like that... As my bad luck would have it, the visitor center was closed the day we were there, so I had to walk around quickly by myself and take a few quick photos.
  3. Battle of Alamance Monument Roadside Historical Marker
  4. Battleground Location: 5803 South N.C. 62 Burlington, NC 27215 Latitude: 36.009738 | Longitude: -79.521027 On a recent trip to North Carolina in June, I had the opportunity to visit the Alamance Battleground. James Hunter, the "General" of the Regulators, is my 6th Great-grandfather. Although there isn't much to see at the battleground, I was happy to say I was able to visit, mostly to see the monument and have my picture taken with it. There was some confusion about James' identity when the monuments were originally dedicated including some of the dates of his personal life... those things have been corrected on the battleground's website. I also had another 6th Great-grandfather who was a Regulator named Samuel Divinney. The history of the reason for the battle is very interesting and some historians believe it was what led up to the Revolutionary War. It is ironic though that many of the Regulators swore allegiance to the Crown and many of Governor Tyron's militia ended up fighting against the British during the Revolutionary War. From the Battleground's website (Link: http://alamancebattleground.org/ ): "Unfair taxation, dishonest and corrupt government officials, and the lack of representation were all serious concerns of the Regulators in most cases, government officials (sheriffs, clerks of court, registers of deeds, etc.) attained their positions through appointments by men in power, not by elections involving the citizenry of the colony. The Regulators sought a better regulation of these government officials and more control of their own affairs. Geographical, social, and economic factors all had effects of the Regulator movement." James Hunter Memorial Myself and my kids (6th & 7th Great-grandchildren) Close-up
  5. I posted these photos a very long time ago, but they fit in this topic nicely. 6th Army's 11th Replacement Depot in Okazaki, Japan.
  6. My paternal grandmother's older sister (my great-aunt) and her husband. First Service Command on left shoulder. Same couple on the left with her other sister and husband as maid of honor and best man on the right. The pic is a little blurry but I'm pretty sure that's a 45th ID SSI on his right shoulder.
  7. Historical marker location: I-80 exit 85 Link 25A, Chappell, NE I drive by this marker every few weeks for my job and finally stopped to look at it. Nice marker with stainless steel model.
  8. I found another thread about the 114th Engineers (Link: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/145889-114th-engineers-1918-19/ ) and noticed that forum member aef1917 posted that he had a photo of the HQ Co. 114th Engineers as well as a copy of their unit history. Through PM and email he provided me with a scan of the photo. I hadn't given any thought to contact my great-uncle in Louisiana before, but sent him a copy of the photo via email with my contact info. He immediately called me back as soon as he received my email! He was ecstatic to see the picture. He said it was the correct picture and that he had actually had an exact copy of it hanging in his house but it had been lost when his home was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina and he thought it was lost forever. He was only 5 when his father died but had some good stories about his service that he had learned from my great-grandmother and other family members. My mom and I had scanned the photo using some other family pictures for reference trying to locate my great-grandfather. We had it narrowed down to a few possibilities and asked my great uncle to verify which one he was. My mom and I were both wrong in our guesses but were happy to learn my great-uncle knew exactly which doughboy he was. I have him marked with the pink dot in the included photo. Through a few email exchanges with aef1917 (Ian) about the picture and some of the information about the 114th, he graciously offered to sell me both the photo and unit history. I can't say how much I appreciated his offer. He explained to me in one of his emails that "The 39th Division, of which the 114th was a part, was designated as the 5th Depot Division upon its arrival in France. The Infantry regiments were broken up and used as replacements in various combat divisions, and the specialist troops (Field Artillery, Signals, Engineers, etc.) were detached and assigned at the Army and Corps level. The 114th was attached to 1st Corps, and was the only unit of the 39th to see combat service." You can see some of the soldiers wearing the I Corps SSI There are 2 very faint lines of writing on the photo below the Headquarters sign that read: "Headquarters Co. 114th Engineers <First Corps A.E.F.> and below that it says "Camp Stewart, VA, May 4, 1919" That date means the photo was taken when they returned home to Camp Stuart (the photo is misspelled), Newport News. I will continue to post any new information I find.
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