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Here's another photo of AEF Doughboys in German captivity. Typed on the reverse of this RPPC, which is printed on German postcard stock, is:

 

"American prisoners being brought in to the Prison Camp and being turned over to a German Officer."

 

 

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Officers of the 370th Infantry Regiment wearing their Croix de Guerre medals, from the National Archives.

 

Left to Right, Rear Row: 1st Lt. Robert P. Hurd, Co. B; Lt. Col. Otis B. Duncan, 3rd Bn CO; Maj. James R. White, MD; Capt. William B. Crawford, Co. L; 1st Lt. William J. Warfield, DSC*, HQ Co. 3rd Bn; Capt. Rufus B. Jackson, Reg. HQ Co.**

Left to Right, Front Row: Capt. George M. Allen, Co. F; 1st Lt. Osceola A Browning, Co. M; Capt. Devere J. Warner, HQ Co.; 1st Lt. Roy B. Tisdell, Co. C; Capt. James H. Smith, Co. C

 

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*=The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Warfield, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ferme-de-la-Riviere, France, September 28, 1918. Although separated with his platoon from the company, First Lieutenant Warfield continued to lead a stubborn resistance against enemy machine-gun nests, successfully capturing a gun and killing the crew. After having been severely wounded, he still continued in command, refusing relief until his objective was reached.

**: "The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rufus B. Jackson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Farm La Folie, France, September 28, 1918. Having been ordered to use his Stokes mortars in wiping out machine-gun nests, which had been resisting the advance of his company, Lieutenant Jackson made a personal reconnaissance by crawling to the enemy's lines to locate the nests. Accomplishing his purpose, he returned and directed the fire, silencing the guns."

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Some images from the WVU archives.

 

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Sergeant Major Harry Clayton, 349th Machine Gun Battalion, 92nd Division

 

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Lt. Jason C. Easton, GHQ staff.  He was a Sergeant in the 77th Division before commissioning.

 

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Lt. Easton again.

 

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A neat one I thought, a battalion of the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry in greatcoats while at Camp Poland, Knoxville, TN waiting for transport to Columbus, GA in early 1899.

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On 9/6/2019 at 8:04 PM, world war I nerd said:

Close up of the officer's Coast Artillery collar brass, 1904 Officers 1902 0r 1905 Service Hat and 1904 Service Coat without the officer's cuff band, which was not adopted until 1907.

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This appears to be the Field Artillery insignia adopted in 1904 (a caisson wheel on a disc, superimposed on the crossed cannon), rather than the Coast Artillery insignia (an artillery shell on a disc, superimposed on the crossed cannon).  It would be very unusual for a Coast Artillery officer below the rank of Major to be mounted, whereas every Field Artillery officer would ride a horse.

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On 1/5/2020 at 11:35 AM, world war I nerd said:

Close up of the only collar brass visible in the above photo.

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The insignia on the cap and collar appear to be that of the 4th Regiment of Field Artillery (Mountain), organized 13 June 1904 at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, under the command of COL Alexander B. Dyer, Jr.  It consisted of a Headquarters and six firing batteries.  A Battery (formed from the former 26th Battery); B Battery (formed from the former 28th Battery); C Battery (formed from the former 23rd Battery); D Battery (formed from the former 27th Battery); E Battery (organized June 1907); and F Battery (organized June 1907).  The 4th Field Artillery served during the Mexican Punitive Expedition in 1916, but did not deploy to France during WWI.

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Oozlefinch. thanks for sharing the wonderful images from the National Archives and the WVU History Center.

 

Hat's off to Rooster for posting the images photos of his grandfather during the Great War.

 

Ranger-1917 , thanks so much for expounding on the insignia and uniforms worn by the mounted artillery (not Coast Artillery) officer and the enlisted 4th Artillery man.

 

Now time for some new stuff ... Unnamed men from an unknown regiment in Cuba, circa 1898.

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