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Veterans of World War I, Nacogdoches Barracks Records

Identifier: B-0040

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.


  • Creation: 1917-1977

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.

The Seventh Company held annual reunions from 1959 to 1977, usually on the third Sunday in April. The reunions were an effort to reunite as many of the members of the Seventh Company as possible; wives were also invited. According to the minutes from these meetings, the group opened and adjourned each of their meetings with a prayer, and minutes from the preceding reunion were read. The exact date and location for the following year's reunion were decided upon, and officers for the following year were elected. As recreation the group would have dinner and talk over old memories


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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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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository