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322nd Field Artillery Reunion Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-100

Scope and Content

The records of the 322nd Field Artillery document the history of the organization from its earliest days at Camp Sherman to its final days as a reunion association. The collection is evenly divided between the active regiment and the reunion association.

The collection consists of minutes, correspondence, reunion programs, news bulletins, obituary notices, scrapbooks, military maps, photographs, and books. Included is an excellent day-by-day account of the regiment in World War I, History of the 322nd Field Artillery.

Dates

  • 1917-1981

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing materials in this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

History of 322nd Field Artillery

The 322nd Field Artillery was formed at Fort Benjamin Harrison on June 15, 1917. From September 5, 1917 to June 3, 1918 the regiment trained at Camp Sherman, near Chillicothe, Ohio. Artillery practice was conducted on a range at Stoney Creek.

On June 12, 1917 the regiment departed for Europe aboard the S.S. Canopic. After twelve days at sea, they arrived at Le Havre, France, with stopovers in Liverpool and Southhampton, England. The regiment left for the front on September 9th, where it participated in the Meuse-Argonne offensive until the end of the war on November 11, 1918. In that offensive, thirty men were killed, seventy-eight were wounded, and sixty were gassed.

After the war, the 322nd was assigned to the 32nd Division as part of the Army of Occupation. The regiment remained in Germany until April 1919, when it was ordered home.

The first annual reunion was held at Dayton, Ohio in 1920. After sixty-two reunions, the 322nd Field Artillery Association closed its books for the final time in 1981. It was the oldest continuing reunion of a military unit in the United States.

Extent

3 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The 322nd Field Artillery received basic training at Camp Sherman in Ohio, and saw service in Europe during World War I. The records in this collection are evenly divided between the active regiment and the reunion association. They consist of minutes, correspondence, reunion programs, bulletins, obituary notices, scrapbooks, maps, and photographs. Also included is a published history of the regiment.

Statement of Arrangement

Materials are arranged by material type and by date thereunder.

Other Finding Aid

A complete box and folder inventory for this collection is available on the Special Collections and Archives website at http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/collection_guides/guide_files/ms100.pdf.

Acquisition Information

The records were acquired from the 322nd Field Artillery Association with Erwyn Huls acting as its representative.

Existence and Location of Copies

Portions of this collection, particularly items from the World War I era, have been digitized and are available online in CORE Scholar, Wright State University’s Campus Online Repository, at: https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms100/. For details, see the collection inventory, where specific materials available online have been identified.

Separated Material

Oversize materials are located in Oversize Location 76, Folder 8.

Processing Information

Processed by Randall D. Green, June, 1982.

Title
Guide to the 322nd Field Artillery Reunion Association Records (MS-100)
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Randall D. Green, 1982
Date
2015
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wright State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA
937-775-2092