Inventory of the United States Army, First Army miscellaneous records

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Title: United States Army, First Army miscellaneous records
Date (inclusive): 1918-1919
Collection Number: XX309
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Reports, memoranda, orders, and maps, relating to military conditions in France during World War I, the German railway system, and experiences of German and Allied prisoners of war.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: United States. Army. Army, 1st.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], United States. Army. First Army miscellaneous records, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical/Historical note

The First Army was established in France in 1918 under the command of General John J. Pershing. The First Army was stationed near Verdun, where it was involved in the Meuse-Argonne offensive and the Battle of Saint-Mihiel. It was deactivated in 1919.
Source: http://www.first.army.mil/

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

Accruals

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Scope and Content of Collection

The collection is comprised of reports, memoranda, orders, and maps, relating to military conditions in France during World War I, the German railway system, and experiences of German and Allied prisoners of war.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
Prisoners of war.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France.
World War, 1914-1918--Prisoners and prisons.
World War, 1914-1918--Transportation.

 

Reports 1918-1919

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Data relating to the strength of the First Army, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 2

German occupation, 1918 August 23

Box/Folder 1 : 3

American offensive on Verdun Front, 1918 September-October

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Ruses and snares of the enemy when retreating, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Study on concentration of enemy reserves north of Etain, 1918 September

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Possible withdrawal, 1918 October 28

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Headquarter 79th Division, 1918 October-December

Box/Folder 1 : 8

American aviators captured by the enemy, 1918 November 15

Box/Folder 1 : 9-11

Report of the functioning of G-2 in the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse operations, 1918 November 18

Box/Folder 1 : 12

"My experiences in the American army with officers and men" by W. Schmidt, 1918 December 6

Box/Folder 1 : 13

International living conditions, 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 14-15

Miscellaneous reports and statements, 1918 Feburary-November

Box/Folder 1 : 16

"How Germany Treated American Prisoners" by Van Cise, 1919 April 3

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Translations of German documents, 1919

 

Memoranda, 1918

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Observations on the administration of military justice, 1918 February 20

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Progress of intelligence work, 1918 September 20

 

Orders, 1918-1919

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Extract of general orders, no. 4, 1919 January 4

Box/Folder 2 : 2-3

General orders, 1918 November 11-December 19

Box/Folder 2 : 4-5

Field orders, 1918 August 9-November 21

Box/Folder 2 : 6-7

Summaries of Intelligence, 1918 August 29-November 11

Box/Folder 3 : 1

"Studies of the German Railroad System and its Capacity for the Movement of Troops, Ammunitions, and Supplies on the Western Front", undated

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Victory telegrams, 1918 November 12

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Bulletin for intelligence officers, American Expeditionary Forces, G-2, 1918 December 21

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Rosters, 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Maps, 1918

 

Statements of captured, escaped, and returning prisoners of war, 1918

Box/Folder 3 : 6

French escaped prisoners: Arsene Sari and Desire Dubois, 1918 July 11

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Memorandum Number 304, concerning the searching of prisoners captured by the 42nd Division, 1918 September 29

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Russian returning prisoners: Ivan Kalinisck and Alexander Merken, 1918 October 14

Box/Folder 3 : 9

American returning prisoners, 1918 November

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Statements of Interrogations, 1918 November 12

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Canadian returning prisoner: Joseph Gareau, 1918 December 1

Box/Folder 3 : 12

French returning prisoner: Marius Garvey, 1918 December 1

Box/Folder 3 : 13

British returning prisoners: James Liddy, Tieman Carlisle. John F. McDonald, and George Sculpher, 1918 December 1-3

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Interrogation of escaped Italian prisoner Arturo Fogolini, 1918 December 18

Box/Folder 3 : 15

German escaped prisoner: Hans Bettin, 1918 December