History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion SIGNED Buck Private McCollum ~ with original Box ~ World War I Doughboys ~ 77th Division A.E.F.


Title: History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion

Author: "Buck Private" [Lee Charles] McCollum
Illustrator: Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer

Description: Signed by McCollum on ffep. Original card box. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and French tricolor bands around the head of spine. Extensive page decorations by Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer. 138 pages. Card box has some corner-wear and has masking tape repair along one side.

A short history of the Lost Battalion, including personal recollections, and verse describing the sentiments and experiences of the soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. The Lost Battalion was comprised of nine companies of the US 77th Division, roughly 554 men, isolated by German forces in the Argonne Forest in October 1918.

The author, Lee Charles McCollum (1890-1982) of Seattle, was a private assigned to Company A of the 308th Infantry, one of the Lost Battalion companies.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: [Bucklee Publishing Co.]
Place: [Chicago]
Year: 1937

Keywords: poetry, verse, World War I, WWI, books in boxes, box, doughboy, American Expeditionary Force,

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