United States Army Illinois 4th Infantry Regiment photograph, 1916
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Brief Description: Panaramic black and white photograph of the 4th Regiment Illinois Infantry with Colonel Edward L. Lang Commanding at Fort Sam-Houston Texas.  Camp Wilson is in the background.  Photographer Martin Blandford from San Antonio, Texas.
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Record Series Number: 2/1/PH 77
Created by: United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 4th
Volume: 1.0 Items
Biographical Note for United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 4th : In 1917, the United States entered World War I. On 1 October 1917, the Fourth was assigned to 3d Division. Stationed at Fort Brown, Texas, the regiment recruited and trained then left for France. The Fourth Infantry disembarked at Brest, France in 1918 and participated in the defensive actions of Aisne, Château-Thierry, Second Battle of the Marne, and in the Third Battle of the Aisne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne offensives. The entire regiment was decorated with the French Croix de Guerre, having lost eighty percent of its men; the regiment was relieved by the 60th Infantry.
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Subject Index
World War, 1914-1918
Genres/Forms of Material
Soldiers - Illinois - Photographs
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