World War I

World War I (1914-1918) is represented by the papers of Lieutenant Edward L. Goodlett of the 370th Infantry Regiment (8th Illinois), 93rd Infantry Division. Included are certificates for the commutation of rations; pay vouchers; a field service pocket book; and sheet music of a soldier’s song. The 93rd Division was primarily comprised of National Guard regiments. This provisional division was brigaded with French troops and fought under French command. The 370th was the only regiment called into service with almost a complete complement of black officers. You will also find a decorative Honor Roll commemorating the 369th Infantry Regiment (15th New York), 93rd Infantry Division. The 369th in 191 consecutive days of frontline action became known as the “Harlem Hell Fighters.”