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Catalog Number 2002.51.8
Object Name Orders, Military
Accession number 2002.51
Description U.S. Army Field Message. Hand written in pencil from CO 2nd Bn 104th Inf to Lt. Day, sent by a runner. This one message is comprised on three separate field message sheets./
You will be in command of 7 & H Co until further orders from me. I am moving from here with 1st Bn and E and G companies and M.G. companies to a position near Beaumont in [illegible] N.W. of Beaumont your rations are in [illegible] but don't think you will be able to get them. I will get in touch with you in the morning and will try and get rations to you from there. You will stay where you are, orgnaize your position for defense. The 103rd in your right will remain where they are. A new attack starting sometime in a new N. Easterly direction will go [illegible] you and the 103rd Bn on your right. I will get in touch with you tomorrow morning [illegible] the Beaumont-Ville road. Lt. Wayland with his 37mm gun is somewhere between Bois le Comte. You and the 103rd looking for you and H co. If they have not joined you by morning send on a patrol to look them [illegible] and tell Lt. Wayland to stay with you under your orders and I will send him orders later./James Brown, Capt 104th inf.
Date November 11, 1918
People Brown, James
Day, Walter T.
Wayland, Lt.
Subjects World War I
Orders
Field message
Communication
Search Terms Machine Gun Company
Company 7
Company H
103rd Battalion
104th US Infantry
1st Battalion