Veterans of World War I, Nacogdoches Barracks Records
Scope and Contents
The collection includes the original handwritten or typed minutes and mailing list from each meeting. Photocopies have been made of all originals and are located at the end of the collection. A total of 139 photos relating to World War I are included in the collection.
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical or Historical Information
On June 5, 1917, the Seventh Company, Texas National Guard, was formed in Nacogdoches and was composed of 130 men. Its officers were Captain R. I. Schindler, Lieutenant Orland Patton, and Lieutenant L. O. Peck. J. Elbert Reese was the company's first sergeant. The company left Nacogdoches for Galveston on August 23, 1917, where they were placed in Battery F, 64th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps, under the command of General Nelson Dingley III, then a captain. After a training period in Galveston, the battery went to New York by train, sailing from there to Liverpool, England, and arriving on July 13, 1918. The soldiers landed at LeHarve, France, on August 6, 1918. The soldiers returned home in November, after the end of the war.
0.50 Cubic Feet
This collection consists of 185 items described in 17 folders and housed in one clamshell box.
- Guide to the Veterans of World War I, Nacogdoches Barracks Records
- Jean White
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