From 1890-1903, the Dedham Historical Society in Dedham Massachusetts printed a quarterly pamphlet for it’s historical society called the “Dedham Historical Register.” In this pamphlet a variety of genealogical data was published on families of Dedham and the villages emanating from the early residents of Dedham, such as Dorchester, Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Needham, and Sharon, etc.
Private 1st Class, Inf., Co. E, 28th Reg. Born in Nash County, Sept. 29, 1895; son of M. B. and Lizzie J. Pitt. Entered the service at Rocky Mount, N.C., April 11, 1917, and sent to Ft. Scriven, Ga., and transferred to Ft. M. C. Allen, Texas. Sailed for France June 12, 1917. Was killed at the battle of Cantigny, May 28, 1918, and buried in American Cemetery No. 176, No. 24, Section B, Villess Tournelle Somme. He was the first young hero killed in the service from Nash County. The citation for gallant conduct by the commander of the
Private 1st Class., Inf., Co. F, 167th Regt., 42nd Div.; from Nash County; son of M. B. and Lizzie Pitt. Entered the service at Rocky Mount, N.C., May 24, 1918, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and then transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., and then to Camp Mills. Sailed for France Aug. 14, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne. Returned to the USA March, 1919, and mustered out of the service at Camp Lee, Va., March, 1919.
Private, 1st Class., Inf., 330th Regt., 83rd Div.; from Edgecombe County, N.C., and son of M. B. and Lizzie Pitt. Entered the service at Rocky Mount, N.C., May 28, 1918, and sent to Camp Lee, Va. Sailed for France July 29, 1918. Returned to the USA Aug. 11, 1919, and mustered out of the service at Camp Lee, Va., Aug. 16, 1919.