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Finding Aid for the 158th Infantry photograph collection 2019.002.h.r
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The 158th Infantry Regiment, as known as the "Bushmasters" is an infantry unit of the Arizona National Guard. The 158th Infantry Regiment went to France in August 1917. The 158th Infantry was positioned to act as a guard of honor to President Woodrow Wilson during his residence in France in 1918, and the 158th Infantry Band was chosen as Wilson's honorary band. The regiment completed its federal service on May 3, 1919.
The 158th Infantry Regiment originated in September 1865, as the first Arizona Volunteer Infantry. The 1st Arizona Infantry was drafted into federal service August 5, 1917, and re-designated as the 158th Infantry Regiment as part of the 79th Brigade, of the 40th Division. The division was sent overseas to France in August 1918. The regiment saw no active service at the front. However, the soldiers furnished replacement personnel to other units. The regiment acted as the guard of honor to President Woodrow Wilson during his visit to France in 1918. The regimental band marched and performed in the Allied Victory Parade which President Wilson attended. The regiment was inactivated as a federal unit on May 3, 1919.
0.05 Linear Feet (1 folder) Photographic Prints Height - 8 inches Width - 43 inches
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