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Illinois in the World War: An Illustrated History of the Thirty ..., Volume 2
States Publications Society
No preview available - 2015
108th Engineers 124th Machine Gun 130th Infantry 131st Infantry 132nd Infantry advance Albert Allies armistice attack August 9 Australian barrage battle Bell Bois d'Harville Bois de Chaume British Camp Grant Camp Logan Captain captured Charles Chipilly Ridge command Company H Consenvoye Corporal Corps Croix de Guerre Cross The Military Distinguished Conduct Medal Distinguished Service Cross Edward enemy enemy's Field Artillery fighting flank forces France Frank French front George German Gressaire Wood Guerre with Palm Hamel Harry headquarters heavy machine gun Henry Illinois James John Joseph killed later Lieutenant Colonel Machine Gun Battalion machine gun fire machine gun nest Major Medaille Militaire Meuse Meuse River Military Medal National Guard November October 9 offensive officers orders patrol Pershing platoon position prisoners Private reached regiment second battalion Second Lieutenant sector September 26 Sergeant shell Sixty-sixth Infantry Brigade soldiers staff third battalion Thirty-third Division tion troops units Walter William wounded
Page 30 - That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared...
Page 28 - We do not desire any hostile conflict with the Imperial German Government. We are the sincere friends of the German people and earnestly desire to remain at peace with the Government which speaks for them. We shall not believe that they are hostile to us unless and until we are obliged to believe it; and we purpose nothing more than the reasonable defense of the undoubted rights of our people.
Page 30 - Government has committed repeated acts of war against the Government and the people of the United States of America; therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States...
Page 171 - It was gratifying to see your troops in such good physical shape, but still more so to know that the moral tone of all ranks is so high. I am sure that they will carry this high standard back into whatever tasks lie before them when they return to civil life.
Page 280 - He then advanced alone for about thirty yards in the face of intense fire and attacked the nest. With his bayonet he killed five of the enemy, and when it was broken used the butt of his rifle, capturing fifteen prisoners.
Page 389 - Slack, upon his own Initiative, rushed them with his rifle and, single-handed, captured 10 prisoners and 2 heavy-type machine guns, thus saving his company and neighboring organizations from heavy casualties.
Page 348 - He showed conspicuous gallantry in action by advancing alone directly on a machine-gun nest which was holding up the line with its fire. He killed the crew with a grenade and enabled the line to advance. Later in the day he attacked alone and put out of action two other machine-gun nests, setting a splendid example of bravery and coolness to his men.
Page 348 - Gumpertz left the platoon of which he was in command and started with two other soldiers through a heavy barrage toward the machinegun nest. His two companions soon became casualties from bursting shells, but Sergeant Gumpertz continued on alone in the face of direct fire from the machinegun, jumped into the nest and silenced the gun, capturing nine of the crew.