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By Bryan L. Woodcock

Includes The americans within the First global conflict representation Pack—57 photos/illustrations and 10 maps

The 91st Infantry department was once a countrywide military department created sooner than global struggle I. established at Camp Lewis, Washington, it used to be composed of draftees from the northwestern usa. Following a teach up that lasted under three hundred and sixty five days, this department departed for Europe in June 1918. In France, the 91st department carried out extra education, however the AEF driven it to front strains prior to it used to be accomplished. In its first strive against adventure, the 91st department fought at the entrance strains of the Meuse-Argonne. within the first days of this conflict, the 91st department, even though green, won extra floor than the other American department. despite the fact that, it paid a heavy expense when it comes to American lives. The AEF hence assigned the department to paintings below French command within the conflict of Ypres-Lys in Belgium. This thesis examines the department leadership's skill to execute necessary...

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91st Division WWI Organization Figure 2. Plan of Attack of the First Army, September 26, 1918 Figure 3. Division Area of Operations in the Meuse-Argonne (Southern Sector) Figure 4. Division Area of Operations in the Meuse-Argonne (Northern Sector) Figure 5. Division Area of Operations in the Ypres-Lys Offensive TABLES Table 1. 91st Infantry Division Casualties During Combat Operations Table 2. 361st Infantry Regiment Officer Strength (Line Units) CHAPTER 1 — INTRODUCTION The men of the 91st Infantry “Wild West” Division, under command of Major General (MG) William H.

Mihiel to act as a reserve force. ”{1} That “next show” turned out to be the Meuse-Argonne-the battle that ultimately helped change the course of the war and contributed to the surrender of the German forces. By far, the Meuse-Argonne was the single most deadly battle for United States forces. {2} The 91st division fought on the front lines during the initial attack and it advanced further and faster than the divisions on their flanks. Relieved after eight days of fighting, the AEF ordered the 181st Brigade, one of two brigades in the division, quickly back to the front lines where it fought another six days.

By the end of its first test in the Meuse-Argonne, the division still experienced difficulties maintaining command and control of its personnel and executing combined missions with artillery; but the ability of the division’s leaders to maintain a necessary high level of morale, while developing tactics centered around the use of the machine gun, would greatly assist the division throughout the battle. jpg (accessed 19 May 2013). In order to properly analyze the division’s operations, a brief narrative of the events in the Meuse-Argonne offensive is required.

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