United States World War I American Expeditionary Forces - Twenty-Sixth Division
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- 1 Twenty-Sixth Division - National Guard
- 2 Training
- 3 Overseas Service
- 4 Major operations
- 5 Military Units attached to the Twenty-Sixth Division
- 6 Unit Histories
- 7 Casualties and Replacements
- 8 FamilySearch Resources
- 9 Related Websites
- 10 Reference Sources
Twenty-Sixth Division - National Guard[edit | edit source]
- Organized August 22, 1917, at Boston, Massachusetts
- Nickname: Yankee Division
- 26th Division Insignia
- 26th Division
- Eben Putnam, comp. Report of the Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War History. volume 1 Boston: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1931. FHL Digital Book. Twenty-Sixth Division pp. 71-144.
- Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War. American Expeditionary Forces. Division. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931 pp.113-129
Training[edit | edit source]
- New England, N. G. troops organized at Boston plus N.A. quota from Camp Devens
Training Camp in the United States
- Devens, Massachusetts
- Roger Batchelder. Camp Devens Boston: Small, Maynard & Company,1918
- William J. Robinson. Forging the Sword The Story of Camp Devens New England's Army Cantonment. Concord, N.H.: The Rumford Press, 1920
Overseas Service[edit | edit source]
- Date landed in France: Sept. 20, 1917-Nov. 12, 1917.
- French training area: Neufehateau Coetquidan.
- Date entered line: Feb. 6, 1917. Toul Sector.
- Days in Quiet (148) and Active (45) sectors. Total 193
- Date sailed for home: March 27, 1919.
Major operations[edit | edit source]
- Aisne-Marne Offensive.
- St. Mihiel.
- Battle Participation of Organizations of the American Expeditionary Forcespp. 14-15
- 26th Division - Summaries of Operations
- 26th Division - Maps
Military Units attached to the Twenty-Sixth Division[edit | edit source]
51st Infantry Brigade
- 101st Infantry - 9th Massachusetts Infantry; 5th Massachusetts Infantry; 6th Massachusetts Infantry
- 102nd Infantry - 2nd Connecticut Infantry; 1st Connecticut Infantry; 6th Massachusetts Infantry; 1st Vermont Infantry
- 102nd Machine Gun Battalion
52nd Infantry Brigade
- 103rd Infantry - 2nd Maine Infantry; 1st New Hampshire Infantry; Cos F, H, K, M, 8th Infantry
- 104th Infantry - 2nd Massachusetts Infantry; 6th Massachusetts Infantry; 8th Massachusetts Infantry
- 103rd Machine Gun Battalion
51st First Artillery Brigade
- 101st Field Artillery - 2nd Massachusetts Field Artillery; New England Coast Artillery Units
- 102nd Field Artillery
- 103rd Field Artillery
- 101st Trench Mortar Battery
- 101st Machine Gun Battalion - 1st Connecticut Squadron of Cavalry;1st Vermont Infantry
- 101st Engineers
- 101st Field Signal Battalion
- HQ Troop
- 101st Train HQ and Military Police
- 101st Ammunition Train
- 101st Supply Train
- 101st Engineer Train
- 101st Sanitary Train (Ambulance Companies and Field Hospitals 101-104
Unit Histories[edit | edit source]
- Emerson Gifford Taylor. New England in France 1917 - 1919 A History of the Twenty-Sixth Division U.S.A. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1920
- Harry A. Benwell. History of the Yankee division.Cornhill, c1919
- William Krumwiede. 26th Infantry Division : Yankee Division. Paducah, Kentucky : Turner Pub. Co., c2000
- Michael E. Shay. The Yankee Division in the First World War: in the Highest Tradition. College Station, Texas A&M University Press, 2008.
- John Nelson. A brief history of the Fighting Yankee Division, A.E.F : on the battlefront, February 5, 1918-November 11, 1918.Worcester, Massachusetts : Worcester Gazette, 1919
- Daniel Walter Strickland. Connecticut Fights; the story of the 102d regiment. New Have, Conn.: Quinnipiack Press, 1930
- History of the 103rd Infantry,1917-1919, in Memory of those Officers, and Men of the 103rd Regiment who Gave Their Lives in France. This Story of our regiment is hereby dedicated, Colonel Frank H. Hume. Commander. Boston: H. I. Hymans, 1919.
- James H. Fifield. The Regiment, History of the 104th U.S. Infantry,AEF,1917-1919. Springfield,Mass.: 104th Infantry Association, 1956.
- Edward D. Sirois, William McGinnis and John J. Hogan. Smashing through "the World War" with fighting Battery C: 102nd F.A., 26th Division, "Yankee Division," 1917-1918-1919. Salem, Mass.: The Meek Press, 1919
- Philip S. Wainwright. History of the 101st Machine Gun Battalion. Hartford,Conn.: The 101st Machine Gun Battalion Association, 1922
- Arrthur C. Havlin. The History of Compaany A, 102nd Machine Gun Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Division, AEF. Boston: Harry C. Rodd and Associates, 1928.
- Michael E. Shay. A Grateful Heart: the history of a World War I Field Hospital. Westport, Ct: Greenwood Press, 2002. This is a history of the 103rd Field Hospital Company.
Casualties and Replacements[edit | edit source]
- Battle Deaths: 2,135
- Wounded: 11,325
- Replacements: 14,411
- Strengths 13 Nov 1918: 20,709
FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
- United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
- United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919
- United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939
- Connecticut, Military Census Questionnaires, 1917
- Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919
- Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1950
Related FamilySearch Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States World War I Research
- United States World War I Infantry Divisions
- World War I American Expeditionary Forces Table of Organization, 1917-1919
- World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
- The National WWI Museum and Memorial Kansas City, MO.
- United States World War One Centennial Commission