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The small seacoast town of Marblehead, in eastern Massachusetts, was the first to answer the call to arms during both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Throughout World War I, Marblehead was affected, and the town influenced the outcome. Boasting of the fifth and final naval militia in history, the Tenth Deck Division, Marblehead's men stood on the front line as the first shots rang out, aimed at the Germans in 1917. It was a town that pulled together, rallied behind their own family and friends while they fought in the trenches of war and stood shoulder to shoulder in their diligent commitment. Historian Margery A. Armstrong delves into the past through articles and letters from those overseas that were first published in the Marblehead Messenger.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Margery G. Armstrong is a native Marbleheader, being born and raised there. She has researched her Marblehead family back eleven generations to the early 1600s. Marge has a BS degree from Boston University and recently earned a Certification in Genealogical Research from there. She has been involved in genealogy for the past twelve years and is a member of the Marblehead Historical Society, the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, the New Hampshire Genealogical Society, the National Society of Genealogists and the New England Genealogical Society. This is her first published work.
Table of Contents
1 Marblehead Prepares for War 15
2 Marblehead Factories Aid the Government 30
3 'Headers Help at Home 39
4 Wheatless, Meatless, Heatless Days 55
5 All Around the Town 63
6 Marblehead Boys Serve Their Country 75
7 Letters Home 107
8 Wounded and Killed 116
Appendix. Roster of the Tenth Deck Division 133
About the Author 143