Title: A History and Photographic Record of the 79th U.S. Infantry 1918
Author: Col. G. Maury Cralle, commanding
Description: Card covers with string binding. Spine material very worn and edges a bit worn as well. Interior is unmarked and generally clean. About 64 unnumbered pages. 12.25 x 9 inches. Tipped-in at the title page is a slip stating that additional copies can be ordered from G. H. Altekruse of San Antonio for $2.00.
Portraits of the men of the 79th U.S. Infantry at its inception with a brief history of the regiment. Officers are provided with a paragraph or more of biographical information. Lower ranking soldiers a listed with rank and hometown.
The 79th Infantry Brigade was created on paper in August 1918 and on September 1st, 596 noncommissioned officers and privates were transferred from the 43rd Infantry (the 79th's sister regiment). Its ranks were filled out on October 1st when 806 drafted men from Oklahoma were assigned to the regiment, bringing the enlisted strength up to 1402 men. The armistice with the Germans was signed on November 11, 1918, while the 79th was about halfway through its training.
Binding: Soft Cover
Keywords: WWI, World War I, Army, Oklahoma, genealogy, Oklahoma soldiers, regimental history,
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