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United States Army Illinois 4th Infantry Regiment photograph

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Black and White panaromic picture of the United State Army 4th Infantry Regiment


United States Army Illinois 4th Infantry Regiment photograph, 1916 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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ID: 2/1/PH 77

Primary Creator: United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 4th

Extent: 1.0 Items

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918

Forms of Material: Soldiers - Illinois - Photographs

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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.

Biographical Note

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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World War, 1914-1918

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Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: 4th Regiment Illinois Infantry photograph, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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