Wartime Dispatches: Departure & Arrival of the Chicago

This Associated Press article appeared in the Daily Herald on 27 February 1919.  William Thomas Graham was a soldier in Company F, mentioned herein. SOUTHERN TROOPS SAIL FROM FRANCE Units of Eighty Seventh Division Composed of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi Men. Washington, Feb 27.—Forty-six officers and 100 men comprising headquarters of 1st and 3rd Battalions…

A Doughboy in the Golden Acorn Division

During my recent trip to Marshall, Arkansas I visited the grave of my grand uncle William Thomas Graham.  As I mentioned previously, his grave marker listed the unit with which he served during the first World War: the 348th Infantry, 87th Division.  I hit the Internet and ran several searches on the unit to see…

Fourth And Three

Two tidbits of information revealed themselves to me as a result of my recent timeline post. Fourth Born Following the end of the Civil War, the United States Congress passed the Reconstruction Act, which placed the former Confederate states into five military districts overseen by the United States Army.  Each district was governed by a…

Jesse & Sarah Graham

Jesse Graham was born circa 1844 somewhere in Alabama.  I have found conflicting information about his parents, so I will not commit to any names yet. Sarah F. Scott was born on 5 June 1844 somewhere in Alabama.  Jesse and Sarah were wed circa 1864 in Alabama. While residing in Alabama they had at least…