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Register of the Fenton Stratton Jacobs papers
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Description
Correspondence, writings, printed matter, maps, and photographs, relating to cavalry tactics, logistics, and military transportation during and after World Wars I and II.
Background
Fenton Stratton Jacobs was born on April 17, 1892 in Gordonsville, Virginia. He began his military career in 1909, as a member of the Ancient and Honorable Richmond, Virginia Light Infantry Blues Battalion. In May of 1917, he was appointed a second lieutenant of Cavalry and received his commission in the Regular Army, October 25, 1917. In October of 1917, he was transferred to France with the 3rd United States Cavalry. He was later named aide-de-camp to Brigadier General Charles Gerhardt, with whom he served in the 7th Base Section, 35th and 92nd Infantry Divisions. From December 1918 to May 1919, he commanded Hq. Troop, 89th Infantry Division, in Germany.
Extent
15 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (8.0 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.