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By Bryan L. Woodcock

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The 91st Infantry department was once a countrywide military department created ahead of global struggle I. established at Camp Lewis, Washington, it used to be composed of draftees from the northwestern usa. Following a teach up that lasted below 12 months, this department departed for Europe in June 1918. In France, the 91st department performed extra education, however the AEF driven it to front strains sooner than it used to be accomplished. In its first wrestle adventure, the 91st department fought at the entrance traces of the Meuse-Argonne. within the first days of this conflict, the 91st department, even though green, received extra flooring than the other American department. although, it paid a heavy cost by way of American lives. The AEF for that reason assigned the department to paintings lower than French command within the conflict of Ypres-Lys in Belgium. This thesis examines the department leadership's skill to execute necessary...

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In one case, Soldiers witnessed elements of the 37th division (on the division’s right flank) come under fire and retreat without ever attempting to fight. Third, after the division had secured Epinonville-on the third attempt-an impending corps artillery barrage targeting the road connecting the two towns caused the division to retreat and give up the day’s gains. Following the war, Johnston wrote a letter to Pershing disagreeing with the AEF commander’s description of events of 27 September. ” Johnston emphatically disagreed.

By all accounts, General Greene seemed to be well respected by his men and the members of the Tacoma community. His background was impressive and included combat experience in the Spanish-American War and in the Philippines. {13} His training, education and experience were appropriate to stand up a National Army division. He was supported by a staff that included many regular army officers, but they faced a stiff challenge to receive, process, and train officers and recruits in a very limited amount of time.

14} This was the process that quickly filled nearly all of the units in the 91st division (the other National Army divisions had similar processes). As quickly as the end of October, the division strength stood at approximately 26,000 men, just short of the 27,152 authorization for a standard National Army infantry division{15} The easiest way to receive the mass quantities of men quickly with the limited staff on the ground at Camp Lewis in September was to push recruits straight into their units.

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