TENT AND TRENCH
Appendix B

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART OF THE 6th DIVISION

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11th Infantry Brigade

51st Infantry Regiment: Organized in June of 1917 from the 11th Infantry Regiment at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.  The regiment trained at Camp Forrest until late June of 1918 when it was transferred to Camp Mills, New York, for embarkation overseas.

52nd Infantry Regiment: Organized in June of 1917 from the 11th Infantry Regiment at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.  The regiment trained at Camp Forrest until late June of 1918 when it was transferred to Camp Upton, New York, for embarkation overseas.

17th Machine Gun Battalion: Organized from personnel of the 51st and 52nd Infantry Regiments at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth on June 2nd, 1918, to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees. The battalion left Camp Wadsworth in late June of 1918 for Camp Mills, New York.
 


12th Infantry Brigade

53rd Infantry Regiment: Organized in June of 1917 from the 6th Infantry Regiment at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.   Sent to Camp Wadsworth on May 2nd, 1918, to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees.  Colonel Charles E. Tayman was the unit's commanding officer during training.  The regiment left Camp Wadsworth in late June of 1918 for Camp Mills, New York.

54th Infantry Regiment: Organized from the 6th Infantry Regiment at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth on May 7, 1918, to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees.  Colonel Matthias Crowley was the unit's commanding officer during training.  The regiment left Camp Wadsworth on June 26, 1918 for Camp Mills, New York.

18th Machine Gun Battalion: Organized in December of 1917 from personnel of the 53rd and 54th Infantry Regiments at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth in early May of 1918 to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees.  Major E. B. Gary served as the unit's commanding officer during training.  The battalion left Camp Wadsworth in late June of 1918 for Camp Mills, New York.


6th Field Artillery Brigade

3rd Field Artillery Regiment: Organized at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  The regiment joined the 6th Division in France.

11th Field Artillery Regiment: Organized at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  The regiment joined the 6th Division in France.

78th Field Artillery Regiment: Organized at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  The regiment joined the 6th Division in France.

4th Trench Mortar Battery: Organized at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  The battery joined the 6th Division in France.


Divisional Troops

16th Machine Gun Battalion: Organized December 25, 1917, from personnel of the 6th and 11th Infantry at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth in May of 1918 to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees.  Major Frederick B. Terrell served as the unit's commanding officer during training.  The battalion left Camp Wadsworth in late June of 1918 for embarkation Camp Mills, New York.

318th Engineers: Organized at Vancouver Barracks, Washington.  The regiment was transferred to Camp Merritt, New York, and sailed for France on May 8th, 1918.  It was the first unit of the 6th Division to reach France.

6th Field Signal Battalion: Organized at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on June 26, 1917.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth on May 21st, 1918, to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees.  Major Donald B. Sanger served as the unit's commanding officer.  The battalion left Camp Wadsworth on June 24, 1918, for Camp Mills, New York.

Headquarters Troop: Organized at San Antonio, Texas, in December of 1917 from elements of the 6th, 8th, 14th, and 16th Cavalry.  The unit moved to Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, on March 20, 1918.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth in early May of 1918 to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees.  Captain Frederick J. Holzbaur served as the commanding officer of the Headquarters Troop.  The unit left Camp Wadsworth in late June of 1918 for Camp Mills, New York.


Trains

6th Train Headquarters and Military Police: Organized in December 1917 at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth in early May of 1918.  Colonel Percy Willis served as commander of the divisional train. The military police fell under the command of Major Kenneth E. Kern.  The unit left Camp Wadsworth in late June of 1918.

6th Ammunition Train: Organized in February of 1918 at Camp McClellan, Alabama.  Transferred to Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, in March of 1918.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth in early May of 1918 to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees.  Lieutenant Colonel C. Stockman Bendel was the unit's commander during training.  The regiment left Camp Wadsworth in late June of 1918 for Camp Mills, New York.

6th Supply Train:  Organized in April of 1918 at Camp Forrest, Chickamauga Park, Georgia.  Sent to Camp Wadsworth in May of 1918 to train and be filled to wartime strength with draftees.  Captain Charles B. Lee was the unit's commander during training.  The regiment left Camp Wadsworth in June of 1918.

6th Sanitary Train: Composed of Ambulance and Field Hospital Companies 20, 37, 38, and 40.  Ambulance and Field Hospital Company No. 20 was organized at Camp Greenleaf, Chickamauga Park, in June of 1917.  Companies 37, 38, and 40 were organized at Camp Funston, Kansas.  The units were brought together as the 6th Sanitary Train at Camp Wadsworth in early May of 1918.  Lieutenant Colonel Herbert L. Harris served at the unit's commanding officer.  After intensive training, the 6th Sanitary Train was transferred to Camp Mills, New York, in late June of 1918 for embarkation overseas. 



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