On Hold

September 16, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“We get little news now but have captured 15,000 prisoners. Eat only 2 meals now. Expect to leave here tomorrow.

Wrote to Nora 21.”


The 35th was very much “on hold” at this point. They were assigned to a support role in the St.-Mihiel offensive, which had been wildly successful. However, it had already been decided that the American army would not continue to push further at St. Mihiel, as the plan to attack at Meuse-Argonne later in September was already in place.

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