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Page 63 - At this time it became necessary to transfer 2,000 men from each of three combat divisions (the Seventh, Thirty-sixth, and Eightyfirst) to the First Army, in preparation for the St. Mihiel offensive. By the time the Meuse-Argonne offensive was initiated the replacement situation had become still more acute. The Infantry and MaCabled for by American Expeditionary Forces. Received in France from United States. Month. Shortage. July i 4SO 811 43"!
Page 63 - One-half of the artillery and other auxiliaries of these two divisions were to be utilized as corps and army troops. They were to supply the first demands for replacements from their original strength, after which a minimum of 3,000 men per month for each army corps in France was to be forwarded to them from the United States. It was estimated that this would give a sufficient reservoir of personnel to maintain the fighting strength of combat units, provided the sick and wounded were promptly returned...
Page 32 - After this tour of duty he took command of the Department of the East, with headquarters at Governors Island in New York harbor, in November 1908.