Visiting my mother in North Carolina yielded a plethora of genealogical goodies. Among my grandfather’s papers that my mother had possession of was his Honorable Discharge dated August 4, 1919. I am having difficulty making out the Battles, engagement, skirmishes, and expeditions on the Enlistment Record but I am thrilled to have the paper in my possession.
My mother also gave me his book The Forty-Seventh Infantry, A History 1917-1918 1919 copyrighted in 1929 by James E. Pollard. The book is a record of events and incidents of the 47th Infantry. Included are photographs of the Battalions and Companies that made up the 47th Infantry and maps of Action at Sergy, France; St. Thibalt, France and the Argonne Offensive. My Grandfather is not listed in any of the Battalion or Company photos. If you have a relative that served in the 47th Infantry I would be happy check the book to see if they are included. I will share more of my goodies in later posts.