France

John Thomas Ring

Corpl., 6th Marines, 97th Co., 145th Regt.; of Forsythe County. Born Sept. 3, 1896; son of S. G. and Mrs. Laura May Ring. Entered service Jan. 17. 1918, at Winston-Salem, N.C. Sent to Paris Island, S. C. Transferred to Quantico, Va. Sailed for France April 22, 1918. Killed near Tigny, France, in the battle of …

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Preston Woodard

Private, Co. D, 119th Inf., 30th Div. Born in Johnston County; son of E. and Mrs. Nellie Woodard. Entered service Oct. 6, 1917, at Pine Level, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, from there to Camp Sevier, transferred to Camp Merritt. Went to France May 20, 1918. Fought in all engagements until killed Oct. 10, 1918, …

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Dewey M. Sanders

Private, Inf., Co. L, 30th Div., 120th Regt.; of Montgomery County; born Nov. 15, 1898; son of D. R. and Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders. Entered service July 26, 1917, at Thomasville, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 28, 1918. Fought at the Battle of Kemmel Hill, Hindenburg Line. Killed at Battle …

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The Chickasaw War of 1739

Through the instigation of The French the war was continued between the seemingly infatuated and blinded Choctaws and Chickasaws during the entire year 1737, yet without any perceptibly advantageous results to either. A long and bitter experience seemed wholly inadequate to teach them the selfish designs of the French. No one can believe the friendship of the French for …

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Sloan, John – Obituary

Mrs. Franklin Loses Brother Enterprise, Oregon Mrs. G.W. Franklin has received word of the death of a brother, John Sloan, a Corporal in the 313th Engineers, A.E.F, in France. Death was due to pneumonia. He enlisted in Missouri. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday, November 7, 1918

John Gyles Captivity Narrative – Indian Captivities

John Gyles captivity narrative provides a stunning display of Abenaki culture and lifestyle, as it was in the 1690’s. John was 10 years old when he was taken captive in the attack on Pemaquid (Bristol Maine) and his narrative provides an accounting of his harrowing treatment by his Indian captors, as well as the three years exile with his French owners at Jemseg New Bruswick. His faith in Christ remains central in the well-being of his mind throughout his ordeal.

Early Exploration and Native Americans

De Soto and his band gave to the Choctaws at Moma Binah and the Chickasaws at Chikasahha their first lesson in the white man’s modus operandi to civilize and Christianize North American Indians; so has the same lesson been continued to be given to that unfortunate people by his white successors from that day to this, …

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Edward C. Harris

2nd Lt., M. G. Co., 81st Div. 321st Inf. Born in Vance County; son of Edward W. and Meta Earl Harris. Entered service April, 1917, at Wendell, N.C. Went to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Sailed for France Aug. 5, 1918. Wounded in France Nov. 11, 1918. Died Nov. 12, 1918. An exceptionally brave officer. Carried his …

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Foster C. Davis

Bugler, Inf., Mach. Gun Co., 30th Div., 120th Reg. Born in Wake county; son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Davis. Entered the service June 2, 1917, at Wake Forest, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France May 25th, 1918. Bugler when entered service. Fought at Ypres, Bellicourt, Hindenburg Line. Was on guard duty …

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