Search found 21196 matches

by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 18
Views: 351

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Several years later we were at a firepower demonstration and I had my crew at the position of ‘At Ease,’ waiting for the thing to start. In the Civil War enlisted saluted with the hand farthest from the officer and palm outward like the French. I heard someone shout my name and I turned around and ...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Where are the other 15 Quartermaster Squadrons and other important questions

Another thing to keep in mind is that the U.S. Army didn't really have a divisional structure after the Civil War until 1918. So there were a lot of units of various types that were formed with unit designations that then were incorporated into divisions in 1917. For example, the, the structure of t...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Issue of Mounts and equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: Issue of Mounts and equipment

In general, the answer would be no.

Of course we might need to break the definition of equipment down further, but equipment was and is issued at the unit level.
by Pat Holscher
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Memorial Day

I've recently had the occasion to be reading some of the newspapers of 1918 from this period. It's interesting to note how on that Memorial Day, in 1918, with the news full of the Spring Offensive of 1918, the focus was on the remaining "boys of 61". I suppose the way that we look back now on the ve...
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 18
Views: 351

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Our city has a couple of these M1918s that they've moved to a frontier era reconstructed fort on the edge of town, but which they have repainted some years ago to sort of a mustard like color, which I'm told was the correct color for them. It's sort of an odd location for them, but it works okay as ...
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: M1908 Saddle Blankets the last
Replies: 0
Views: 82

M1908 Saddle Blankets the last

In the nature of a stupid question I should really know the answer to, was the M1908 Saddle Blanket the last pattern adopted?
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: McClellan's Dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: McClellan's Dilemma

Indeed!
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Finnish cavalry photos, 1939-1945
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Finnish cavalry photos, 1939-1945

Very interesting. Thanks for posting these.
by Pat Holscher
Sat May 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Omnibus
Topic: M1908 Saddle Blanket
Replies: 1
Views: 1355

Re: M1908 Saddle Blanket

Well the season is about upon us! I'd like to wish everyone the best during this holiday season!! Topic: M1908 in use I've looked for a good picture of a M1908 blanket in use. If field equiped, almost no blanket shows under the Mac and other equipment. Can anyone post a picture or link that clearly...
by Pat Holscher
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: M1917 Revolvers During the Great War
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: M1917 Revolvers During the Great War

A little off from the WW1 topic with Smith & Wesson M1917 45s, but my Father carried this revolver as late as 1968 as Infantry officer and later when he branch transferred to Armored Cavalry. At this point he was a Walker Bulldog PLT leader. He did not care for the M1911 Colt and as an alternative ...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ist cavalry Division metallic dui question
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Ist cavalry Division metallic dui question

Yo know, that reference is remarkably useful, but a couple of questions persist: Were DUI designs ever reassigned from dormant units to active ones; and with the areas where this reference says that the DUIs were textile, there are metallic pre-war DUIs for sale. How do we reconcile this? On the fi...
by Pat Holscher
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: 100th anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood commemorated in France
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: 100th anniversary of the Battle of Moreuil Wood commemorated in France

Joseph Sullivan wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Yes, very clear there, Sandy. I guess they have been cut since then?
There are still woods there. At home the other day my son and I were comparing the map in Anglesey's book against the google satellite image and they compare relatively favorably.

Has anyone here been there?
by Pat Holscher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: Canadian Cavalrly and Revolvers during World War One.
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Canadian Cavalrly and Revolvers during World War One.

I know that Canadian cavalrymen were issued Colt double action revolvers during the Boer War, but did that remain the case during World War One? In looking at accounts of the Battle of Moreuil Wood I see that its indicated that some of the fighting was "hand to hand" with "sabers and pistols", which...
by Pat Holscher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Arms
Topic: M1917 Revolvers During the Great War
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: M1917 Revolvers During the Great War

Thanks Joe. I've found that information on the WWI use of the M1917 is surprisingly difficult to come by. It's actually a bit easier to find information regarding it and World War Two. I posted this on a list and one individual who is somewhat of an authority indicated that it was relegated to troop...
by Pat Holscher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ft Concho
Replies: 16
Views: 872

Re: Ft Concho

I might add that while he did not address the Punitive Expedition, a number of us thought the Centenary would be a big deal, and it was a big nothing. I think the Punitive Expedition remains what it has been since April 1917, a forgotten footnote in history known only to folks like us in spite of i...
by Pat Holscher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: ACW ring bit
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: ACW ring bit

I don't know about "splintered jaw-bones", first I've heard of that. However, I understand it was very unpopular with the troops. Probably the reason we find them either pristine or modified a great deal. Regards, Richard I don't know why I think this, but I have a dim recollection it was none to p...
by Pat Holscher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Possible Charrette Marocaine (French Army Moroccan Cart)
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Possible Charrette Marocaine (French Army Moroccan Cart)

selewis wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:40 am
Thanks, Ralph. I'm impressed with your eye for for seeing through the overburden to the possible ore beneath. I hope your hunch plays out.

Sandy
I have to agree with that. I'd have walked by this and just thought it was some odd farm cart.
by Pat Holscher
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Caption the Photo. . . .
Replies: 65
Views: 17411

Re: Caption the Photo. . . .

From April 2, 1918. Ft. Sill Oklahoma
aDIVsoqklCD8HQIbYPm-u9FMhMc9BB6ASiGKXGJJWc4.jpg
aDIVsoqklCD8HQIbYPm-u9FMhMc9BB6ASiGKXGJJWc4.jpg (147.88 KiB) Viewed 245 times