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by Pat Holscher
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: A scene from Christmas, 1918.
Replies: 0
Views: 49

A scene from Christmas, 1918.

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Washington D.C., Christmas 1918.
by Pat Holscher
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 0
Views: 24

They Shall Not Grow Old

You still have time to see this if you live in the U.S.. It will run again in the United States on December 27. It's projected on screen through sort of a simulcast system that I've never experienced before, but it works quite well (had to drive 140 miles to Laramie to see it). If you are student of...
by Pat Holscher
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:50 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: 9
Views: 517

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

Todd wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:16 am
Poked around some - he was a Signal Corps officer.

Probably explains the ability to get this 'hero shot' made and distributed.
Great bit of sleuthing!
by Pat Holscher
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:36 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: 9
Views: 517

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

Given as this is a 1st Division officer, this is an infantry horse (assuming that Lanham was in the infantry branch, and not in the artillery). Some horses were brought from the U.S., and some were acquired from France (the 2nd Cavalry's horses were from a French veterinary hospital). There were a l...
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: 9
Views: 517

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: 24466

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: 340

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: 2571

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: 350

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: 14815

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: 219

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: 2571

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: 314

Re: US Federal Issue Ranger Saddle

I have to say that even that image of the saddle off to the right is pretty striking.