Table of Contents: Foreward; Introduction; Chapter One-The Call to Arms (The Veteran Corps of Artillery; Founded by officers of the Revolution; Served in the War of 1812; Present Personnel and Organization; Desire to do its but in the World War; Colonel Delafield's efforts; Anti-Aircraft Activities; Co-Operation from Governors Island and Elsewhere); Chapter Two-Filling the Ranks (Recruiting; Tactical Reorganization of the Artillery Service Department; Drilling in the 71st Regt. Armory; Character of Recruits; Batteries added from Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens; Ceremonies at City Hall at welcome of French and British Commissions); Chapter 3-Arms and Equipment (The Acquisition of Krag rifles-Purchase of Lewis Machine-Guns; The Raising of the Fund); Chapter Four-The Commission for Study Abroad (Information on up-to-date methods of anti-aircraft defense wanting; attempts to acquire same in U.S.; Decision to send officers to Europe to procure same; Aid and co-operation of City, State, and Nation; Gen. J. Franklin Bell's help, and his opinion of the Corps; French and British ambassadors furnish credentials); Chapter Five-The Camp at City Island (Need for a military camp; selection of site; description; dates assigned to batteries; routine of camp duty; Capt. Gage's report; Fourth Battery in camp when call to Aqueduct duty came; closing of camp); Chapter Six-The Lost Orders (S.O. 198A, AGO 1917; Gen. Dyer consults Col. Delafield about men to help fill ranks of newly organized New York Guard, designed to take place of N.G.N.Y called into Federal service; rumors of active service; Assembly of Artillery Service Detachment at Armory Aug. 7; return of Fourth Battery from camp; call for volunteers; waiting at Armory for marching orders; officers of Prov. Batteries A and B; Entrainment Aug. 9; Peekskill; taking over posts along Aqueduct; replacements, and the work at Headquarters, 27 Cedar Street); Chapter Seven-The Aqueduct (Tour of duty of V.C.A. Aug. 7 to Sept. 17; 667 men on payrolls; military survey of Aqueduct; location of Companies and Posts; A private's story ; those who helped at Headquarters); Chapter Eight-As the Men Saw It (A mess sergeant's narrative; excerpts from letters of enlisted men; "Recollections of a Sergeant"; "Song of the Aqueduct"; a sergeant's experience; "The Water Wagon"; a report by Sgt. W.W. Mack; "the Minute Men of Today"); Chapter Nine-The Transfer to the 9th C.A.C. (Growth of the Artillery Service Detachment; statutory limitations; impracticability of remaining an anti-aircraft organization; transfer to New York Guard; G.O. 46, A.G.O 1917; those who remained in the V.C.A.; official correspondence relating to the change; "A Toast"). Chapter Ten-The Ninth-Colonel Delafiend in Command (Marching to the new Armory; Brooklyn and adjacent Queens men transfer to Brooklyn units of N.Y.G; glorious history of the 9th Regiment; choice of officers; the new Ninth's first call to duty); Chapter Eleven-The Supply Company (Functions of a Supply Company; personnel; activities; paper-work; the Band; the Machine-Gun Company; personnel; the "9th Coast News"; Chapter Twelve (I)-Officers Abroad; Maj. Stoddard, Capt. Wilder and Lieut.. Ward sail Aug. 29, 1917, for Bordeauz; Maj. Stoddard's narrative; Capt. Wilder's experience at the Artillery School at Arnouville; he is gassed; Lieut. Ward's services at Paris, ect. he stays abroad and is frequently promoted and decorated; Maj. Stoddard and Capt. Wilder return to U.S.; the latter brevetted Major; Chapter Twelve (II)- The Anti-Aircraft Report Transmitted through A. G., S. N. Y. to A. G., U.S.A.; synopsis of report); Chapter Thirteen- The Work of the Regiment (Varied activities; fire-fighting company; use of Armory by visiting troops, ect.; bayonet practice; Maj. Stoddard rejoins Regiment, commanding 2nd Battalion; 1st Battalion as guard of honor to visiting Serbian Commission; 2nd Battalion gives exhibition of riot drill and street formation at Madison Square Garden; formation of Woman's Auxiliary; Mrs. John Ross Delafield presents colors to Regiment); Chapter Fourteen-In Time of Need; Regiment furnishes speakers and battalion parades with music for Third Liberty Loan Drive; officers act as aides in Woman's Service Flag parade; the first State inspection; armory guard maintained; sudden call to meet the Anzacs; review by Gov. Whitman; funeral of Mayor Mitchel; drilling "Y" Secretaries; rifle practice; training school for officers at Camp Whitman; Maj. Hodges returns from Aqueduct duty and resumes command of 3rd Battalion; Col. Delafield relinquishes command to enter Federal service); Chapter Fifteen- Colonel Burleigh Takes Command (Col. Delafield appointed Major, O. D., U. S. A., and ordered to Disbursing Bureau; his appreciation of Col.Burleigh; other promotions; the Fourth Liberty Loan and the Regiment's part in it; the 1st Battalion on Russian Day; retirement of Adjutant Davidson; review by Gen. Dyer; Machine-Gun Company surprises audience; review by Gen. Appleton; Inter-Company match on Armory rifle range; review by Gen. Scott); Chapter Sixteen-Field Days and Rifle Work (Field days at Van Cortlandt Park; constant practice on Armory rifle range; record of Regiment at Peekskill Range 1918; Lt. Col. Delafield given supervision of rifle practice Sept., 1918; preliminary instruction course; organizing rifle team for outdoor matches at Caldwell; records made in matches at Peekskill and Caldwell, 1919; observations by an officer of the Ninth stationed at Caldwell); Chapter Seventeen-The Old Ninth Returns (Parade of welcome to returning "old Ninth"; review; dinner to returning veterans at Armory; Regiment takes part in tactical problem June 19, 1919; reports of Majors Hoes, Gage and Keyes; Col. Burleigh relinquishes command Oct. 2, 1919); Chapter Eighteen-Later Activities of the Ninth (Col. John J. Byrne takes command; problems of replacing time-expired men; "red" propaganda; recruiting campaign; vocational training; re-conversion of Regiment into Coast Artillery; improvements to Armory; Federalization); Chapter Nineteen- How the Non-Manhattan Units of the V.C.A. and 9th C.A.C. Came into Being.
Appendix: List of Officers and Men, Artillery Service Detachment, Veteran Corps of Artillery, S.N.Y.; List of Officers and Men, 9th C. A. C., N. Y. G.; Military Records of Officers of the V. C. A. and 9th C.A.C.; Fincial Reports, Special Funds, V.C.A. and 9th C.A.C.; List of Contributor to Special Fund; Extract of Minutes of the Council of Administration, V.C.A. on Disposition of Special Fund, etc.; Official Correspondence Concerning Organization of Artillery Service Detachment, V.C.A., and the Foreign Mission; Special Orders 198, A.G.O., 1917-ect.
List of Illustrations: Colonel John Ross Delafield; Seventy-First Regiment Armory; First Battalion, 9th C.A.C. in Hollow Square; V.C.A. Guard of Honor, in City Hall; V.C.A., Color Guard, in City Hall; Reception to the Prince of Udine; Colonel Delafield at City Island; Laying out the Camp; The Camp from Pelham Bay; Tents; Mess Hall; Guard House; The Krag Rifle; Airing Tents; Setting-up Exercises; "At the Double"; Machine Gun Company, 9th. C.A.C.; Captain Thebaud, Ordnance Officer; Typical Post on the Aqueduct; Headquarters Company; Sentinels Challengin; Inspecting a Culvert; Lieutenant Taft's Headquarters; Capt. Praeger, Lieut. Sayers, Sgt. Hamilton; Company A Street, Peekskill; Peekskill, Back from Chow; Peekskill, Aug. 9-Erecting Tents; Captain Perry's Headquarters--Elmsford; Kensico Dam-Headquarters, Co. B; Company B-Street and Cook-shack; An Inspection Trip; The Foreign Mission; Scenes in France; Scenes in France; The Devastated Area; Anti-Aircraft Material; American Officers at School, Arnouville; The Ubiquitous Barbed Wire; The Armory, 125 West 14th Street; Second Battalion at Riot Drill; The Ninth in a Liberty Loan Parade; John Purroy Mitchel; The Funeral of John Purroy Mitchel; Governor Charles S. Whitman; Y.M.C.A. Secretaries in Central Park; Lieut. Col. Burleigh and Staff with "Y" Secretaries; General Mann and Staff; Dinner to Major Stoddard at the Brevoort; A Lewis Machine-Gun at a County Fair; Lt. Col. Burleigh and Officers at Camp Whitman; Colonel George W. Burleigh; Colonel Burleigh and his Staff; During a Rest-period; Equitation School, Camp Whitman; Band of the 9th C. A. C., N. Y. G., at Princeton; Lieutenant Colonel Edward C. Delafield; Brigadier- General George R. Dyer; New York Day at Caldwell, N.J.; Post 8, Co. A., North of Tuckahoe Road; 2nd Lieutenant Alexander R. Thompson, Historian; Colonel John J. Byrne; Captain Theodore T. Lane, (Dec'd.); Third Battery, V.C.A., at Borough Hall, St. George; Along the Aqueduct; Captains Howland Pell and Theodore T. Lane; At Headquarters of Company B; Major-General John F. O'Ryan; Governor Alfred E. Smith; Adjutant General Stotesbury; Adjutant General Sherrill; Adjutant General Berry; Asst. Adjutant General Westcott; Officers' Portraits (opposite their Military Records).
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