World War 1 Infantry Unit Histories
One of the several purposes of this work is the promotion of esprit de corps within the Army units. Another is the furthering of interest in and the reading of military history by the American people. One vehicle for achieving these ends is the unit history. Military events are presented from the viewpoint of a single division, or regiment, or comparable unit.
To the avid student of military history, the published record of a unit is of great importance. From these histories, he can obtain accounts of engagements or battles in which the unit participated, accounts written by the men themselves.
The routine day-to-day activities of the unit can be reviewed. In many instances, these histories include rosters of personnel assigned, casualty lists, or lists of individuals decorated for outstanding accomplishments in both peace and war.
Moreover, the history of each unit provides a more detailed and, often, a more intimate account of a particular event than does the general and all—too--often nearly sterile descriptions found in the official records.
The accounts of the 351st Regiment of Infantry of the 88th Division in World War I. HQ in Camp Dodge, Iowa.
The Unit History and Historical Notes Book includes the history and accounts of the many companies that comprised the 346th Infantry Regiment of the 87th Division in World War I.
The 88th Division was organized at Camp Dodge, Iowa, from men drawn from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. The divisional insignia is two figures “8” in blue, crossed at right angles.