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1st Battalion moved 26th Division 2d Battalion 313th Infantry 313th U. S. Infantry 37th Division 79th Division Adjutant advance afternoon American Expeditionary Forces Anjou Army arrived artillery fire attack Baltimore band Bar-le-Duc barracks barrage battle of Nancy billeted Boche Bois de Beuge Camp Meade Captain casualties occurred Champlitte Charles the Bold Cholet Colonel Sweezey column Cote-de-Roches Cross of Lorraine daylight double traverse cross drills Duchy enemy entire Regiment entrained France French front line G Company German guard Headquarters Company heavy held Hill kilometers later Lieut.-Colonel Longeville Lorraine Cross Machine Gun Machine Gun Company machine-gun fire Major Malancourt marched Meuse Meuse-Argonne offensive Montfaucon Post morning Nicholson night November October officers orders were received outpost Paysandu platoon position rear Regimental Headquarters Regimental P. C. relieved Rene Rimaucourt roads September shell fire shortly snipers Souilly started Sunday Supply Company took town troops trucks Verdun woods wounded
Page 67 - Headquarters) — 8.56 hours. Hostilities will cease on the whole front at 11 hours to-day, French time. Until that hour the operations previously ordered will be pressed with vigor. At 11 hours our line will halt in place, and no man will move one step backward or forward. He will stay exactly where he is. All men will cease firing and will dig in. In case enemy doesn't likewise suspend fire, firing will be resumed, hut no further advance will be permitted.
Page 75 - ... by the victory, namely, Switzerland, for whom it meant final acquisition of independence; the King of France, and the Duke of Lorraine. The disappearance of Charles the Bold ensured at one stroke the Unity of France, which it rid of the last ever-powerful vassal, and the independence of Lorraine.
Page 68 - This is a fine record for any division, and I want the officers and men to know this, and to realize how much they have contributed to the success of our arms. They may return home justly proud of themselves and of the part they have played in the American Expeditionary Forces. Sincerely yours, JOHN J. PERSHING.
Page 68 - It afforded me great satisfaction to inspect the 79th Division on April 12th, and on that occasion to decorate the standards of your regiments, and, for gallantry in action, to confer medals on certain officers and men. Your transportation and artillery were in splendid shape, and the general appearance of the Division was well up to the standard of the American Expeditionary Forces. Throughout the inspection and review the excellent morale of the men and their pride in the record of their...
Page 74 - The double traverse cross came to have its association with Lorraine in 1477 after Rene II, reigning head of the Duchy of Lorraine, had defeated Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, at the Battle of Nancy. Rene was of the house of Anjou and the emblem had been known as the Cross of Anjou to earlier members of the house.
Page 74 - Cross of the Crucifixion. They are preserved in different sections of France. The double traverse of the Cross of Lorraine comes from the substitution, for the Titulus, or inscription originally used to mark the Cross upon which Christ was crucified, of a plain horizontal arm. The origin of the double traverse cross is Eastern, and, students of the subject point out, it undoubtedly represents the Jerusalem...
Page 76 - January 5, 1477, was the birthday of the Cross of Lorraine. From that day ceasing to be merely reminiscent of Anjou, the double traverse cross became the Lorraine National Emblem.
Page 75 - Bold, who had made a reputation as a general and warrior. In the forwarding of his ambition for greater territory and more widespread authority, he had roused the enmity of Lorrainers. In 1476, following the accession of Rene II, the Duke of Burgundy laid siege to Nancy and took the city.
Page 73 - NATIONAL emblem of the independent Duchy of Lorraine for centuries, and even now a distinctive cognizance of the Border Province of France, the double traverse cross, known as the Cross of Lorraine, forms part of the armorial bearings of no less than 163 noble families. And...