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Infantry Regiment, 14th Infantry Brigade, 7th Infantry Division
Undated Photo, Waco, Texas
Stauts & Simpson,
The following is from The History of
the Seventh Army Division United States Army 1917 - 1919
compiled by Captain Edgar Tremlett Fell, 1927. (Digital copy available
from The Digital
experiences are traced by following whichever unit is
identified, his battalion, regiment, brigade, or division.
to Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas and assigned to the 64th Infantry
Departed Hoboken, New Jersey, aboard the Manchuria
August 14th, 1918. En
route the propeller bent requiring a return to New York.
the New York then sent to the embarkation camp at Camp Mills, Long
Departed Hoboken, New Jersey, aboard the La France.
Arrived Brest, France.
15th Training Area: Ancy Le France.
Co. C was billeted at Argentenay. 7th Division assigned to the
4th Corps, Second American Army.
trains for transfer closer to the front.
September 28 & 29:
14th Brigade detrained at Maron and Chaligny. Marched to Saizerais. 1st
Battalion, 64th Regiment possibly to Domèvre-en Haye
Regiment ordered to relieve 11th Regiment in Dieulouard on the west
bank of the Moselle River. As Dieulouard is under fire, only one
battalion enters the town and the others hold at Bois Brule.
The 64th Infantry may hold the U.S. Army World War One regimental
record for shortest time between debarkation (September 4
) and coming under fire (September 30
While in Dieulouard, the 64th came under artillery and air attack but
suffered no casualties.
8 to 10:
relieves the 90th Division in the Puvenelle Sector. The 14th Brigade
relieved the 179th Brigade. The 1st Battalion, 64th Infantry Regiment
relieved the 1st Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment.south of
Division in the Puvenelle Sector west of the Moselle All four regiments
are placed on the line.
The Germans fired an average of 720 shells per
day at the 7th Division positions both gas and high explosive.
4th Corps including 7th Division transferred to the
Infantry sent out two patrols. One made contact and exchanged fire
with Germans south of Bois-du-Trou-de-la-Haie. The other found
Soulevre Farm unoccupied.
the 64th Infantry reached the west end of the valley south of
machine fire from the Germans. The 2nd Battalion relieved the 1st
Battalion. The 1st Battalion went into support position.
Battalion moved from support position into reserve at Gezoncourt.
Battalion moved to support position in Thiaucourt.
Infantry completed relieving the 111th Infantry.
13th Brigade began to relieve the14th Brigade, the
55th Regiment relieved the 64th.
relief of the 14th Brigade completed. The 1st Battalion marched from
Gezoncourt to Bois-du-Four.
November 1 & 2:
Germans fire 5000 shells at the 7th Division, 2150 were mustard gas.
64th Regiment and other units of the 14th Brigade are designated 7th
Division reserve in the Martincourt-Rogeville-Manonville region.
By November 8:
The entire 14th
Brigade was in division reserve in the Martincourt-Rogeville-Manonville
region, 15 kilometers by a straight line, farther by road, from front
line outpost positions. Officers estimate that under favorable
conditions three nights would be needed to move the brigade to the
front, get in line, and prepare to attack.
Night of November 8 - 10:
Division receives order to move into position for offensive actions to
begin on November 10. The 14th Brigade begins movement to positions to
implement these orders. They are ordered to immediately begin a march
with field equipment and without their packs.
Battalion is in
Domèvre en route to positions for November 10 offensive.
November 11, 0740 A.M.:
received of armistice to take effect at 1100 A.M. Offensive infantry
November 11, 1100 A.M.:
|The 64th Infantry suffered 18
killed, 155 gassed, 68
wounded, and 2 captured. While Philip
Lovetere's discharge does not list any injuries he
apparently was exposed to enough gas that he complained of
impaired taste and smell as a result of having inhaled gas.
discharge states her served in the following Battles, engagements,
October 2 to 10:
October 10 to November 9:
November 9 to 11:
Puvenelle Sector Defense.
American Army remained in reserve in support of French and American
troops advancing into areas from which the German were withdrawing. The
7th Division engaged in training, improved their living conditions,
equipment, and located and buried the dead in their front.
The 7th Division history states one battalion engaged in further
training at the Division Training Center in Domèvre. The
battalion is not specified but the 1st was in Domèvre on
passes were granted. Philip
mentioned how much he enjoyed
Battalion stationed Manonville.
First week of April:
7th Division in the Colombey-les-Belles south of Nancy then to the Le
Division moved west through Camp Pontanezon, boarded transports to
~ June 10:
64th Regiment departed Brest, France.
After arrival in the U.S.:
demobilization camp, Camp Mills, Long Island, New York where soldiers
who entered the Army for the emergency only were sent to demobilization
camps near to their homes. Philip
records indicate he was
sent to Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois.
Roster, Company C, 64th
Infantry Regiment, 14th Infantry Brigade, 7th Infantry Division. Could this have been compiled in June,
1919 at demobilization camp, Camp Mills, Long Island, New York as that
was the last time these men of the 64th were together?
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Page 1: Officers, Sergeants,
Corporals, Cooks, Mechanics, Buglers.
Page 2: Privates First Class and
Privates last names A through
Page 3: Privates last names:
Dluzevski through Youngblood.
daughter Anne says that after the war one of the veterans contacted
Philip for a copy of this roster to use in documenting a claim for
veterans benefits. The veteran was from rural Indiana and sent by truck
to Philip and his family in Chicago a live turkey as a thank you.