Documents of World War 1

Documents of World War 1

The GG Archives has many documents on World War 1, including many of the papers genealogists and family historians will come upon during their research. Our extensive document collection is useful for students studying the great war and teachers seeking primary source documents to enhance their lessons.

Correspondent Pass, American Army Occupied Territory in France for Floyd Gibbons, dated 23 June 1918.

Floyd Gibbons Correspondent Pass

The bearer, Gibbons, Floyd is authorized to accompany the American Expeditionary Forces in France as an accredited correspondent representing Chicago Tribune, subject to the regulations for Press Correspondents.

24-Hour Pass Granted by Lt. A. A. Suisendorf, 346th Infantry Personnel Adjutant to Gjenvick, Ludwig 2100540, Corporal in Company C, 346th Infantry, dated 21 February 1919.

Leaves of Absence, Passes, and Furloughs: General Orders No. 6 HQ AEF, France - 1918

General Orders No. 6 issued by Brigadier General James C. Harbord by Command of General Pershing provides instructions for handling Leaves of Absence, Passes, and Furloughs in France for the AEF dated 8 January 1918.

Armée Américaine Permission Quart de Tariff or Leave Permit for a US Soldier

Leave Permit for American Soldier in France

With the exceptions noted on the back hereof, all men going on leave and returning therefrom, will take only special leave trains on routes over which such trains run. Free transportation is furnished by the Government on special leave trains only.

24-Hour Pass Granted by Lt. A. A. Suisendorf, 346th Infantry Personnel Adjutant to Gjenvick, Ludwig 2100540, Corporal in Company C, 346th Infantry, dated 21 February 1919.

Leave of Absence, Passes, and Furloughs: General Orders No. 6 HQ AEF, France - 1918

General Orders No. 6 issued by Brigadier General James C. Harbord by Command of General Pershing provides instructions for handling Leaves of Absence, Passes, and Furloughs in France for the AEF dated 8 January 1918.

A Joint Resolution Declaring That a State of War Exists between Germany and the United States, April 6, 1917.

Joint Resolution Declaring A State of War Exists Between Germany and the US - 2 April 1917

When President Wilson signed this joint resolution of the houses of Congress, the nation was officially declared to be at war with Germany.

Armée Américaine Permission Quart de Tariff or Leave Permit for a US Soldier

Leave Permit for American Soldier in France - 1918

With the exceptions noted on the back hereof, all men going on leave and returning therefrom, will take only special leave trains on routes over which such trains run. Free transportation is furnished by the Government on special leave trains only.

English Translation of Letter from Marshal Foch to Floyd Gibbon Dated 28 July 1918.

Letter from General Foch to Floyd Gibbons - 1918

Letter, in French with English translation, dated 28 July 1918 from General Foch, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces to Mr. Floyd Gibbons, War Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.

Personal Letter dated 17 August 1918 from General John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces to Mr. Floyd Gibbons of the Chicago Tribune.

Letter from General John J. Pershing to Floyd Gibbons - 1918

Personal Letter dated 17 August 1918 from General John J. Pershing, Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces to Mr. Floyd Gibbons of the Chicago Tribune.

English Translation of Letter dated 2 August 1918 From General-in-Chief of the French Army Philippe Pétain to Mr. Floyd Gibbons, War Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.

Letter from General Pétain to Floyd Gibbons, 1918

Letter Dated 2 August 1918 From General-in-Chief Philippe Pétain to Mr. Floyd Gibbons, War Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune.

Corporal Ludvig K. Gjenvick, Company C, 346th Infantry, 87th Division, National Army, American Expeditionary Force, 1918.

WW1 Soldier's Diary Extracts - 1917-1918

A.E.F. Army Soldier Ludvig Gjenvick was a Norwegian immigrant who arrived in America in 1913. He lived and worked on a farm in Minnesota until being drafted by the Army in 1917.

Front Cover, Soldier's Individual Pay Record Book of Sgt1c Harry B. Coulter of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, 1918.

Soldier's Individual Pay Record Book - 1918

The Pay Record Book of Sgt. 1st Class Harry B. Coulter. The printed instructions on the pay book will be followed in order that soldiers may promptly receive the pay due them, and payrolls will be made up from data contained in the pay book.

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

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.

 

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