A Texan in the Trenches: Mike Hogg's World War I Letters Part II

A Texan in the Trenches: Mike Hogg's World War I Letters Part II A 1927 print showing infantry soldiers in battle at the Argonne front. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Article Notes and Documents A Texan in the Trenches: Part II Edited by Virginia Bernhard* his is the second installment of letters written by Mike Hogg, the son of Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg, during his military service in World War I. From officer training camp in May 1917 through active combat starting August 1918 until the November Armistice and his participation in the Army of Occupation, he wrote letters home. He returned to civilian life in April 1919. Captain Hogg wrote mostly to his sister, Ima, with a few letters to his brother Will. The first selection of letters appeared in the July 2013 .1 On 21, 1918, the U.S. Army's 90th Division, including Captain Hogg's 360th Infantry Regiment, joined the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, General John J. Pershing's daring plan to attack a network of German defenses on a front that stretched twenty miles from the Meuse River to the Argonne Forest in northeastern France. The 90th Division was one *Virginia Bernhard is Professor Emerita of History at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. The author http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

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A 1927 print showing infantry soldiers in battle at the Argonne front. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. Article Notes and Documents A Texan in the Trenches: Part II Edited by Virginia Bernhard* his is the second installment of letters written by Mike Hogg, the son of Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg, during his military service in World War I. From officer training camp in May 1917 through active combat starting August 1918 until the November Armistice and his participation in the Army of Occupation, he wrote letters home. He returned to civilian life in April 1919. Captain Hogg wrote mostly to his sister, Ima, with a few letters to his brother Will. The first selection of letters appeared in the July 2013 .1 On 21, 1918, the U.S. Army's 90th Division, including Captain Hogg's 360th Infantry Regiment, joined the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, General John J. Pershing's daring plan to attack a network of German defenses on a front that stretched twenty miles from the Meuse River to the Argonne Forest in northeastern France. The 90th Division was one *Virginia Bernhard is Professor Emerita of History at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. The author

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Southwestern Historical QuarterlyTexas State Historical Association

Published: Sep 18, 2013

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