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Third Army Corps Cablegrams - 1918

Memorandum to Officers and Men of the Third Army Corps from Major General R. L. Bullard and Cablegram from General John Pershing to Floyd Gibbons, 1918.

Memorandum to Officers and Men of Third Army Corps from Major General R. L. Bullard dated 17 July 1918.

Memorandum to Officers and Men of Third Army Corps from Major General R. L. Bullard dated 17 July 1918. GGA Image ID # 18d8ea501a

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS
American Expeditionary Forces,
France, July 17, 1918

MEMORANDUM:

The Third Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces has been created and consists of the 1st and 2nd Divisions, two divisions that are known throughout France.

Officers and men of the Third Corps, you have been deemed worthy to be placed beside the best veteran French troops.   See that you prove worthy. Remember that in what is now coming you represent the whole American nation.

R. L. BULLARD,
Major General,
Commanding 3rd Corps.

Cablegram from General John Pershing to Floyd Gibbons dated 17 October 1918.

Cablegram from General John Pershing to Floyd Gibbons dated 17 October 1918. GGA Image ID # 18d91da788

WESTERN UNION

ANGLO-AMERICAN
DIRECT UNITED STATES
CABLEGRAM
Newcombe Carlton, President
George W.E. Atkins, Vice-President

October 17, 1918 - AM 12:16
Received at 16 BROAD STREET, NEW YORK
CO G160/16 - HAEF 26

LLOYD GIBB0NS SELWYN AND CO.
145  BDWAY NYK

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SPLENDID WORK PERIOD
IT IS BRINGING US MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CABLEGRAMS FRO YOUR AUDIENCES PERIOD
PERSHING

(And They Thought We Wouldn't Fight)

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