World War 1 soldiers train on doctrine written and published in 1912.
Woodrow Wilson serves as America's President from 1913-1921. With the immortal words of President George Washington guiding America's journey through history "no entangling alliances", President Wilson, former history professor and president of Princeton, seemed to be sailing along in an isolationist type of trance. Shortly after inauguration of his second term this isolationist trance would be challenged by people like Teddy Roosevelt. Further exascerbating the problem was the sinking of three US merchant ships by..
World War I for Europe begins. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria -este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The assasination in Sarajevo Yugoslavia was a catalyst for Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia,which in turn, triggered a series of events leading to WWI.
Sgt Hurst Turner Mexican War. He would later accept a commission in the Royal Canadian Army. Photo Statesville Historical collection.
The origins of Flag Day!!!!!!!
turns Europe into a powder keg. With the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, Germany feels free to take Europe by storm and thus drive a wedge between a complex litany of peace treaties and mutual defense alliances. In doing so, the following treaties are challenged to the diplomatic core: 1. Russia and Serbia treaty is challenged. 2. French and Russian agreements. 3. Germany invades Belgium and gains access to France. 4, Britain and France declare war..
Between 1917 and 1918 the USA beefs up its forces with a draft. only 10% of the men and women come from the draft recruiting method.
Once America got over the isolationist attitude, patriotism took over. America raises an Army based on 90% enlisted people. Although draft card research is fun, it will give only a 10% yield on research for this era.
For the United States World war I begins. The story of the doughboy begins and to many so does the story of the American Legion.
Doughboy ID Card. Private Thomas W Williams. Thank you North Carolina Junior Historian Collection.
At this time in Army medical history, the practice of osteopathic procedure was not recognized by the Army medical corps. Denied a commision, Mr Hoffman enlists in the Army and subsequently becomes one of our founding members.
President Wilson's 14 points for peace go to the bargaining table. Although this would result in peace via The Treaty of Versailles, the groundwork for the League of Nations and World War II were laid. Hitler would use the terms of the treaty in every conceivable fashion to mobilize the supposedly disarmed nation of Germany.
From Hurst Turner's unit.
115th in action in France. B battery source North Carolina Digital collection.
The YMCA and YWCA along with the Red Cross provide opportunties for rest from the rigors of War. Source North Carolina state archives.
Flanders field will go down in military history with our namesake. We take a piece of Belgium in this article.
See our photo gallery for the story by noted historian OC Stonestreet
Iredell county war memorial honors and obituary.
Eventually this would become Veterans day in the US.