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Register of the Fenton Stratton Jacobs papers
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Correspondence, writings, printed matter, maps, and photographs relating to cavalry tactics, logistics, and military transportation during and after World Wars I and II.
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 on October 25, 1917. That same month Jacobs 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.
15 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (7.9 linear feet)
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