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SC90 DAR, Kansas City Chapter, World War I Scrapbook Finding Aid
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TitleSC90 DAR, Kansas City Chapter, World War I Scrapbook Finding Aid
AbstractThe men of Battery A, 129th Field Artillery, were officially mustered into Federal Service on August 5, 1917, as part of the 35th Division, United States First Army, Allied Expeditionary Force. Most of the men of the battery were natives of Kansas City, Missouri. The battery trained at Camp Doniphan, located at Fort Sill, several miles from Lawton, Oklahoma. In the fall of 1918, the 129th Field Artillery participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Argonne Forest, near Verdun in northwest France. The battery returned to a hero's welcome in Kansas City the following year, 1919.

The Record of Battery "A" is a bound scrapbook of 101 pages containing newspaper clippings, photographs, telegrams, letters, and typed material. Items in the collection follow the course of the battery's involvement in World War I, reflecting the training of the men, their combat experiences, and their return to Kansas City. The scrapbook also illustrates the involvement of domestic organizations in supporting U.S. troops in wartime.
AuthorDaughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Kansas City Chapter
SubjectMilitary service
Military training
Local SubjectDaughters of the American Revolution
129th Field Artillery, Battery A
Battle of the Argonne
World War I
Regimental Histories
Item TypeFinding Aid
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Item ID209362
CONTENTdm number37118
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