Special thanks to the staff of the Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives in Concord, MA for their helpful assistance and research. Following is a list of sources (including contemporary accounts) on the history of American involvement in the Great War, the Massachusetts National Guard and the exploits of the 26th “Yankee” Division. Click on the links below to directly access digital versions of many primary sources no longer in print:

  1. Albertine, Connell (Col. USA). The Yankee Doughboy. Boston: Branden Press, 1968.
  2. Americans Defending Democracy: Our Soldier’s Own Stories. New York: World’s War Stories Inc., 1919
  3. Baldridge, C. LeRoy. I Was There with the Yanks on the Western Front 1917-1919. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1919.
  4. Batchelder, Roger. Camp Devens. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1918.
  5. Batchelder, Roger. Watching and Waiting on the Border. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917.
  6. Benwell, Harry A. History of the Yankee Division. Boston: Cornhill Company, 1919.
  7. Beamish, Richard J. & Marsh, Francis A. America’s Part in the World War. Philadelphia: John C. Winston Company, 1919.
  8. Brief Histories of Divisions, U.S. Army 1917-1918. Historical Branch, War Plans Division, General Staff, 1921.
  9. Broun, Heywood. The A.E.F. With General Pershing and the American Forces. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1919.
  10. Browne, G. Waldo. The American Army in the World War. Manchester: Overseas Book Company, 1921.
  11. Candid Comment on The American Soldier of 1917-1919 by The Germans. Chaumont, France: AEF General Headquarters (Intelligence Section), 1919.
  12. Chase, Joseph Cummings. Soldiers All: Portraits and Sketches of the Men of the AEF. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920.
  13. Cochrane, Rexmond C. The 26th Division in the Aisne-Marne Campaign July 1918: Study #4. Maryland: US Army Chemical Corps Historical Office, 1957.
  14. Cochrane, Rexmond C. The 26th Division East of the Meuse: Gas Warfare in World War I: Study #20. Maryland: US Army Chemical Corps Historical Office, 1960.
  15. Cole, James P. (Capt.) & Schoonmaker, Oliver (Maj.). Military Instructors Manual. Plattsburg: Reserve Officers’ Training Camp, 1917.
  16. Curtiss, Elmer H. Going And Coming As A Doughboy. Palo Alto: F.A. Stuart, 1920.
  17. Defensive Measures Against Gas Attacks, Confidential Order No. 253 (Revised). France: Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, 1917.
  18. Duane, James T. (Capt.). Dear Old “K,” 101st Infantry Yankee Division. Boston: Thomas Todd Company, 1922.
  19. Dunnack, Henry E. The Maine Book. Augusta: Maine State Library, 1920.
  20. Eastman, Francis B. (Maj. USA). Information for Discharged Soldiers of the United States Army. Rockford, Illinois: Camp Grant, 1919.
  21. Empey, Arthur Guy. Over The Top. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1917.
  22. Faulkner, Richard S. (Maj. USA). “What Price Glory, Captain Flagg?: Leader Competence in the American Expeditionary Forces.” Athens: University of Georgia, 1996.
  23. Ford, Bert. The Fighting Yankees Overseas. Boston: Norman E. McPhail Publisher, 1919.
  24. George, Albert E. & Cooper, Edwin H. (Capt.). Pictorial History of the Twenty-Sixth Division, U.S. Army. Cambridge: Ball Publishing Company, 1920.
  25. Gerard, James W (Ambassador). My Four Years in Germany. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1917.
  26. Greguras, Fred M. Spanish American War Camps: 1898-99 Period. CFC Productions, 2001.
  27. Grotelueschen, Mark E. The AEF Way of War: The American Army and combat in World War I. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  28. Heller, Charles E. (Maj. USAR). Chemical Warfare in World War I: The American Experience, 1917-1919: Leavenworth Papers No. 10. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas: Combat Studies Institute, 1984.
  29. Herzog, Stanley J. The Fightin’ Yanks. Stamford: Cunningham Print, 1922.
  30. Holden, Frank A. (Lt.). War Memories. Athens: Athens Book Company, 1922.
  31. Holman, John M. Welcome Home YD (A Commemorative History).Boston: Massachusetts Governor’s Commitee of Welcome, 1919.
  32. Holmes, R. Derby. A Yankee In The Trenches. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1918.
  33. Hume, Frank M. (Col. 103rd Inf.). History of the 103rd Infantry 1917-1919. Boston: H.I. Hymans, 1919.
  34. Hungerford, Edward. With the Doughboy in France. New York: MacMillan Company, 1920.
  35. Ireland, Maj. Gen. Merritte W. (Chief Surgeon, A.E.F.) The Medical Department of the United States Army in The World War: Volume II Administration American Expeditionary Forces. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1927.
  36. Ireland, Maj. Gen. Merritte W. (Chief Surgeon, A.E.F.) The Medical Department of the United States Army in The World War: Volume VIII Field Operations. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1925.
  37. Kraska, Scott. “Helmet Insignia of the 26th ‘Yankee’ Division.” Bay State Militaria & Antiques, 2005.
  38. Levinger, Rabbi Lee J. A Jewish Chaplain in France. New York: Macmillan Company, 1922.
  39. Maps of the French Artillery Survey Group 1917-1919. National Archives and Records Administration. College Park, MD.
  40. McCann, Irving G. (Capt.). With the National Guard on the Border: Our National Military Problem. St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Company, 1917.
  41. McCarthy, George T. (Chaplain, USA). The Greater Love. Chicago: Extension Press, 1920.
  42. McKenna, Fred A. Ed. Battery A, 103rd Field Artillery in France. Privately Published, 1919.
  43. McMurry, Frank M. The Geography of the Great War. New York: The MacMillan Co., 1919.
  44. McSherry, Patrick. The Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K. The Spanish American War Centennial Website.
  45. Mexican Border Service Collection, 1916. Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives. Worcester, Mass.
  46. Military Protection; United States Guards: War Department Document No. 982. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1919.
  47. Nelson, John. A Brief History of the Fighting Yankee Division A.E.F. Worcester: The Worcester Evening Gazette, 1919.
  48. Palmer, Frederick (Lt. Col.). America in France. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919.
  49. Palmer, Frederick (Lt. Col.). Our Greatest Battle. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919.
  50. Paulsen, Valdemar. U.S. Army Facts and Insignia, Fifth Edition. Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1918.
  51. Pearson, Gardner W. (Brig. Gen.). Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia 1812-1814. Boston: Wright and Potter Printing Company, 1913.
  52. Pease, Shawn. Dear Family: Letters from the Mexican Border Campaign and the Great War in France Vol. #1. Press, 2003.
  53. Persico, Joseph E. Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour. New York: Random House, 2007.
  54. Reilly, Henry J. (Brig. General, O.R.C.). America’s Part. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1928.
  55. Rinaldi, Richard A. The US Army in World War I: Orders of Battle; Ground Units 1917-1919. Takoma Park: Tiger Lily Publishing, 2005.
  56. Robinson, William J. Forging the Sword: The Story of Camp Devens. Concord: The Rumford Press, 1920.
  57. Rolt-Wheeler, Francis and Frederick E. Drinker, eds. The World War for Liberty. National Publishing Company, 1919.
  58. Roster of the Organized Militia of the United States. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1908.
  59. Samson, Henry T. and Hull, George C. The War Story of C Battery, 103rd U.S. Field Artillery in France 1917-1919. Norwood, Mass.: Plimpton Press, 1920.
  60. Sibley, Frank P. With the Yankee Division in France. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1919.
  61. Sirois, Edward D. (Lt.). Smashing Through the World War with Fighting Battery C, 102 F.A. 1917-1919. Salem: The Meek Press, 1919.
  62. Skillman, Willis Rowland. The A.E.F.: Who They Were, What They Did, How They Did It. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Company, 1920.
  63. Small, James Louis. Home- Then What? The Mind of the Doughboy, A.E.F. New York: George H. Doran & Company, 1920.
  64. Smith, J. Andre. In France with the American Expeditionary Forces. New York: Arthur H. Hahlo & Company, 1919.
  65. Smith, Randolph Wellford. Benighted Mexico. New York: John Lane Company, 1916.
  66. Stringer, Harry R. Heroes All! Washington D.C.: Fassett Publishing Company, 1919.
  67. Swan, Carroll J. (Capt.). My Company: Co. D, 101st Engineers. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919.
  68. “The United States in 1918-1919, The Great Pandemic: Massachusetts”. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, D.C.
  69. “The Price of Freedom: Stubby”. Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Catalog #58.280M, Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology. 26 Oct. 2008.
  70. The Story of “E” Company, 101st Engineers 26th Division. Boston: Walton Advertising & Printing, 1919.
  71. Taylor, Emerson Gifford. New England in France 1917-1919. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920.
  72. Thomas, Shipley (Capt.). The History of the A.E.F. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920.
  73. U.S. Army War College (Ed.). Memorandum on Gas Poisoning in Warfare with Notes on its Pathology and Treatment (Confidential, No. 593). Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1917.
  74. Uncle Sam’s Fact Book of the World War. New York: C.S. Hammond and Company, 1918.
  75. Washburn, Slater (Corp.). One of the Y.D. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919.
  76. Wilson, Woodrow (President). The Mexican Question.” Published in The Ladies’ Home Journal, October, 1916.
  77. Wise, Jennings C. The Turn of the Tide. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920.
  78. World War I Collection, 1917-1918. Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives. Worcester, Mass.
  79. Wyllie, Robert E. (Col.). Orders, Decorations and Insignia Military and Civil. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1921.
  80. Yanks: A.E.F. Verse from The Stars and Stripes. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1919.
  81. Zack, Charles S. Holyoke in the Great War. Holyoke: Transcript Publishing Company, 1919.

“The Listening Post”, Lynchburg Virginia

“Between the Acts” by Joseph Chase

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  1. I loved reading about Stubby what a dog!

  2. […] The site is amazing in that it provides a social history of World War One through eyes of one who was there. You are able to read letters home, view photo albums, listen to contemporary music and learn more about the soldier’s slang of the time. You can also find an extensive bibliography. […]

  3. In 1918, American soldiers stayed in REYNEL, a small village in Eastern France and a réception was held by the Mayor in their honor.
    On May 3, 2010, the grandson of one of these soldiers, retracing his grandfather’s ordeal, went through REYNEL. However, I was not in REYNEL at that time and was thus unable to meet him.
    I would like to get in touch with him. I have two photographs taken when these US soldiers were in REYNEL and I would love to get more.
    Mayor of REYNEL

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