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By Katcher Ph., Volstad R.

Uniformed volunteer devices have been raised by means of members, frequently from an area's social ?lite who had adequate spare time and money to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officials and non-commissioned officials, their unit ideas, and their uniform. Many destiny leaders discovered their abilities in those ranks, and volunteer military devices shaped the middle of many scuffling with devices on each side of the Mason-Dixon line. With assistance from a number of photos and illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates via Ron Volstad, Philip Katcher does a very good activity of detailing the uniforms of the volunteer defense force of the yankee Civil battle (1861-1865).

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The 3/166th supported Patton’s tanks in a direct approach to Beney while the 3/167th outflanked the village on the right. A platoon of 3/167th accompanied by tanks entered Beney, cleared the town, and continued to the Bois de Beney. The infantry and tanks captured 16 machine guns and a battery of four 77mm guns in Beney. Donovan’s infantry, accompanied by the tanks, moved through Pannes, headed for the second LEFT The FT-17 Renault tank spearheaded the American advance of the 1st and 42nd divisions.

The Schneider-equipped units would be assigned to Patton. The tank force assigned to support the St Mihiel attack totaled 419. Patton revised his brigade plans, assigning the 327th Tank Battalion and the Schneider units to support the 1st Division, while the 326th Tank Battalion would support the attack of the 42nd Division. The general reserve was composed of the 35th, 80th, and 91st divisions. Total American strength exceeded 550,000, while French strength totaled 110,000. GERMAN DISPOSITIONS AND PLAN LOKI The German high command had recognized the weakness of the St Michel salient since 1916.

Rup t M ine de ad 17. com artillery, resulting in the destruction of the bulk of the guns. Ignoring orders to reduce the number of men deployed in forward positions, the 77th Reserve Division was caught with nearly two-thirds of its men in the front lines. Lieutenant-General Fuchs correctly concluded that the strong American artillery barrage heralded an attack against the southern face of the salient. At 0130hrs, without authority from Supreme Headquarters, he directed the 123rd and 31st divisions, deployed in reserve, to concentrate north of Charey and around Gorze.

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