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by Pat Holscher
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Cpt. M. W. Lanham, 2nd Bde, 1st Div, waters his horse "Von Hindenburg", in the Rhine. December 10, 1918.
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Cpt. M. W. Lanham, 2nd Bde, 1st Div, waters his horse "Von Hindenburg", in the Rhine. December 10, 1918.

Pat Holscher wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:47 am
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Any suggestions on what this horse might be? It's tall, and stout. Interesting looking horse.
by Pat Holscher
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Rolling Kitchen
Replies: 83
Views: 23793

Re: Rolling Kitchen

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Germans watching U.S. Army kitchen going through Treves, Germany, December 1, 1918.
by Pat Holscher
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Crossing into Germany, November 30, 1918.
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Views: 35

Crossing into Germany, November 30, 1918.

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Capt. N.A. Bourour, interpreter to First Division, and party of Twenty-eighth Regiment Infantry, First Division, the first Americans to cross into German territory Wormeldauge, Luxembourg, to Winchrenger, Germany. November 30, 1918]
by Pat Holscher
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 1st Cavalry Bn, California, CSA?
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: 1st Cavalry Bn, California, CSA?

I reached out all of the monument makers in that area of Wyoming, none of them had a record of making the Standefer marker. These markers, based on the photographs of them, are all quite uniform so there's a central maker somewhere, which is what you are noting. Way up in this thread I noted that I...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: November 11, 1918-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: November 11, 1918-2018

On a related subject anyone who has the opportunity to view Peter Jackson's 'They Shall Not Grow Old' I can highly recommend it the film is quite magical, fortunately for those in the UK it is being shown on the BBC tonight. I'd really like to see this documentary. I guess it's touring the U.S., bu...
by Pat Holscher
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 1830's-40's US Dragoon Saddle
Replies: 47
Views: 14311

Re: 1830's-40's US Dragoon Saddle

Final evidence to confirm the Grimsley contract letters as found by Dr. James S. Hutchins back in the late '60s/early '70s. This was published approved payments made, as reported to Congress. United States congressional serial set. 256 (1833/34), page 39 Major J.B. Brant, q. master, with T. Grimsle...
by Pat Holscher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Best wishes.
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Best wishes.

And to you as well!
by Pat Holscher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Supply train, 1st Battalion, 59th Infantry, passing through Moyeuvre La Grande, Lorraine. November 22, 1918.
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Supply train, 1st Battalion, 59th Infantry, passing through Moyeuvre La Grande, Lorraine. November 22, 1918.

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Supply train, First Battalion, Fifty-ninth Infantry, passing through Moyeuvre La Grande, Lorraine. Third day of armistice movement. November 22, 1918.
by Pat Holscher
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 1st Cavalry Bn, California, CSA?
Replies: 19
Views: 2237

Re: 1st Cavalry Bn, California, CSA?

Indeed my reaction is about the same as Todd's. I can't help but note that the largest text on the marker is the "Twenty First Century Confederate Legion" text itself, which is larger than that for the decedent and comes across as some sort of latter day advertisement for something calling itself th...
by Pat Holscher
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: US Federal Issue Ranger Saddle
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: US Federal Issue Ranger Saddle

I have to say that even that image of the saddle off to the right is pretty striking.
by Pat Holscher
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: US Federal Issue Ranger Saddle
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: US Federal Issue Ranger Saddle

Great stuff!
by Pat Holscher
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Did you have a relative in the Great War?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Did you have a relative in the Great War?

This has been a really interesting thread for me and I appreciate the responses. In my case I find that my answer will read similar to Joe's. I have a couple of Great War ancestors but I don't have any that I directly descend from who saw combat. I have one, a maternal Great Grandfather, who was a C...
by Pat Holscher
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Did you have a relative in the Great War?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Did you have a relative in the Great War?

Triplett was in Co C or D of 137th Infantry, which was immediately behind the 138th when they jumped off the Meuse Argonne battle. Reading Triplett's account makes me wonder to this day that Granddad made it through. I've looked into the American involvement in WWI combat over the past year and fra...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Did you have a relative in the Great War?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Did you have a relative in the Great War?

Hi Pat Yes my Grandfather was a Driver Rider, with the RHA field gun team. He later taught Artillery Officers, and taught new driver riders who were going to the front line. He spent two days in a shell crater when his team were blown up, the two other drivers died, and his whole team of horses. Ro...
by Pat Holscher
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Did you have a relative in the Great War?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Did you have a relative in the Great War?

How many folks here had relatives who fought in World War One? I know that at least three of you did, or four if I include myself.

Give us a little background on them, if you care to.