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Records Of The Second Division (Regular)
Vol. 2; Field Orders 1918-1919 - 4th Brigade

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SECRET
21.edquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines; 4nqerican E.P. 12th November '18.
FIELD ORDERS
NO. 40
1. Field Orders #63, 2nd Division, 12th November '18
(copy attached hereto) forwarded for compliance: "Headquarters, 2nd Division, 12th November '18
1. (a) An armistice with Germany has, been signed and all hostilities ceased at 11:00 hours, 11th November '18.
(b) The Alledd armies are being held in readiness for a further advance.
2. (a) The 2nd Division will organize a position of resistance on it's present front and be ready to renew the advance.
(b) DIVISION LIMITS:
Right (south) Limit: LETANNE, (inclusive) to the left flank of the 89th Division on it's front line.
Left (north) Limit: le BASACE - MOUZON (Both
inclusive).
Front Line: The line attained at 11:00 hours 11th November 18 within our Divisional limit.
3. (a) The present line attained will be organized in depth. Troops will be disposed so as to obtain maximum rest and comfort consistent with necessary arrangements for security and with preparations dor a further advance.
(b) The 4th Brigade will hold the front line. It will' relieve any part of the 3rd Brigade now in the front line. Details of relief to be arranged between Brigade Commanders. This line will not be passed by any American troops until further orders, Communication with the enemy is forbidden. The cessation of hostilities is an armistice only and not peace, and there must be no relaxation of vigilance. Liaison agents will be exchanged with adjoining unitsl
(c) DIVISIONAL RESERVE:
The 3rd Brigade when relieved by the 4th Brigade will occupy a position in support in BEAUMONT and YONCQ and their vicinity and be prepared ddr further advancing. The 4th M.G. Bn. will be part of the Division reserve and remains in place.
ARTILLERY:
' The 2nd P.A. Brigade will be prepared to take defensive or offensive action in support of the Infantry.,
4. ADMINISTRATIOR: By A.C. Of S, G-1.
5. Division P.C. - No change/ Brigade P.C's. No change."
2. The 4th Brigade Marines will be disposed with-both Regiments in line, 5th on right and 6th on left.
DTVIDIYG LINE: Between Regiments:
Left flank of the organized line of the 5th iarines resting on the MEUSE river, Southwest along the west bank of that river to point 30P-311,61 westward across tile rail, way track and along bottom of the ravine to VITZETIONTRY-BEAUMONT road, thence southwest along that road to the west edge of SARTELLE Flu thence to end of dirt road on Height 302 and along that road to the west edge of la THINAUDINE rUE.
Field Orders MO
1r
.42 •
The 5th and 6th Marines will on 13th November '18 relieve troons of the 3rd Brigade.now in line within their Regimentals sectors. Reconnaissance and billeting parties will be sent out to make the necessary arrangements for the relief as soon as possible. The relief will be effective at 12:00 Noon 13th November '18 and commend will pass to the Commanding General, 4th Brigade, at that time.
DISPOSITIOI FOR DEFENSE:
The 5th Marines will be disposed two Battalions on east Bank of the MEUSE with one Battalion reserve in the region of LETANNE-SARTEILL FARM.
The 6th Marines will be disnosed with at least one battalion in the region of VILL'ZIONTRY-LA.. FROBOURG and two Battalions in farms and bivouac forward of the town YONCQ.
ARTILLaRY:
The 5th Marines are to be supported by the trth F. A. Regiment and the 6th Marines by the 12th P.A. Regiment.
MACHINE SUNS:. •
Machine Gun Companies will remain assiRned Ao
Infantry Battalions as at present.
3. P. C. 4th Brigade will remain in place.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
E/s
EARL H. ELLIS, Lieut. Col., USMC. Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American E.F. 12th November 118. 12:00 Noon.
OPERATIONS MEMORANDUM NO. 41
The Commanding Officer, 5th Marines, will have established immediately a defense line on the east bank of the
MEUSE to cover the area now occupied by our troops.
The line will not be established further to the front than that now occupied by our troops but may witErfa-57T-- certain points if desired in order to take advantage of stronger positions.
The right limit of our front in this sector will be considered as that point to which the left element of-the 69th Division now extends. The front of the 2nd Division may be connected by combat liaison post but ground in
front of that now occupied by our troops must not be occupied.
When the above line is established submit position sketch of defense organization. The general idea of defense in this sector is to have the front thin and organ-lied in depth. However, this will not be taken as applying to the particular area held by the 5th Regiment.
In making defense dispositions troops will be kept under shelter as far as possible.
'jhen the 5th Regiment line is established it is probable that troops of the 3rd Brigade in the front line will be relieved by the 6th Regiment and in that event the frqnt area of the 2nd Division sector will be divided into two Regimental Sectors, the dividing line running as follows: Pros the left flank of the organized line of the-5th Marines resting on the MEUSE river to the point 308-311.6, thence due. west to VILLEMOUTRY-BEAUMONT road-, thence southwest along that road, (inclusive) to La SaTI3LIZ FMB (inclusive). thence southwest to end of dirt road on Height 302, thence southwest along that road (inclusive) to la THIBAUDIUL PME (inclusive).
Regimental Commanders will billet their troops in towns and farms within their respective sector limits as soon as practicable - that is, so far as dispositions for defense permit. Estimated billeting capacity for towns is as follows:
BEAUMONT '3000 YOBC-Q 1200
LETANNE 1000 VILLEMONTRY 400
LE FAUBOURG 300 Total 5900.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lieut. Col., U$10.
AdjUtant.
Els
SZCRaer Headquarters 4th Brigade, :4arines, American E.P., Prance.
13th November 1919.
4:20 PM.
OPERATIO-IS :.yM0
NO. 42
1. The rules governing the present armistice contain the following clauses:
"CLAUSE NO. a. ARMISTICE.
The German Command is responsible vealing all mines or delayed action fus disposed on territory evacuated by the troops and for assistance in their dest
The German Command is also respons destructive measures that may have been (such as poisoning or polluting springs wells, etc) under 2enalty of reprisals?
2. It may be that German Officers will present themselves at the front lines for duty in connection with the above. If they so report they will be received and held pending further instructions and the fact reported at once to these lieadquarters.
3. Regimental Commanders will see that all troops in line are informed of these orders.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
2ARL H. 2LLIS, Lt-Colonel, USMC., Adjutant.
for re-es German ruction. ible for
taken
and
Headquarters 4th Brigade,
Marines, American E.F.,
France,
13th November 1918„
8:00
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS})
NO. 41. )
1. The 308th Regiment 154th Brigade 77th Division
will relieve the front line elements (2 Battalions 5th
Marines, 1 Battalion 6th Marines) of the 4th Brigade
on the 14th November 1918, in accordance with Field
Orders No. 64, 2nd Division 13th November 1918.
2. The relief will be effected as follows:
(a) The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 5th Marines
on the east bank of the MEUSE river will be relieved
by the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 30Pth Regiment.
When relieved, the 1st and 2nd Battalions 5th Marines •
will nroceed to POUILLY.for billeting.
(b) The 3rd Battalion of the 6th Marines will be
relLeved by the let Battalion of the 308th Regiment.
On completion of the relief, the lst Battalion 6th
Marines will vacate the town of le FAUBOURG and pro-,
ceed to billets as ordered by Regimental Commander.
(c) Sub-sector Commanders will turn over all (
information, maps, etc., regarding the sector to the
Commanders of the new units.
(d) Regimental Commanders will report immediately
to these Headquarters upon completion of the relief
of.their zub-sector.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
E/g. EARL H. ELLIS,
Lt-Colonel, USMC.,
Adjutant.
Headquarters 4th Brigade,
Marines, American E. F,
16th November /18.
11:00 P.M.
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS
No. 42
MAPS: LIEGE, COBLENZ, MEZIERES, LONGWY 1/200,000
MEZIEES. VERDUN, LONGWY 1/80, 00,0
1. This Brigade with attached troops -- Column #2--
will march on 17th November t19 in accordance with
Field Orders #66, 2nd Division, 16th November 118
and appended,March Table.
2. Column #2 will forth and march as follows:-
(a) ADVANCE GUARD (Colonel Logan Feland„Commanding)
5th Marines
Co, "C", 2nd Engineers
The Advance Guard will march - leading elements
at eastern exit POUILLY - at 5:00 A.M. and precede
the head of main body at a distance of about two.
(2) kilometers..
The Advance Guard Commander will provide:
(1) A left flank guard to protect the left
flank of the Division and establish and maintain
liaison with the French IVth Army on our left.
(2) Patrols to cover the subsector of the
Brigade especially all villages, and maintain
liaison with the 3rd Brigade.
(b) MAIN BODY (in order of march)
6th Marines
6th M, G. Bn,
12th F. Artillery
(1) The 6th Marines will march so that head
of column will be at eastern exit of POUILLY al
7:00 A.M.
• (2) The 6th M. G. Battalion will concentrate
with head of column at south east exit of LATANNE
at 7:(00 A.M. and march in tear of the 6th Marines.
3) The 12th F.A. will march so that head of
column will be at eastern exit of POUILLY at 9:00
A.M. and march in rear of the 6th M.G.Battalion.
#2
Field Orders #42, 4th Brigade, Marines, 16th November /1R.
(c) Troops will billet night 17-18th November
'18 in accordance with Halt Orders to be
issued by 2nd Division.
3, (a) Detachment of Military Police will march with
Advance Guard Reserve, mark roads and towns,
dumps, etc., establish a receiving place for
prisoners at OLIZY-sur-CHIERS and police towns
enroute.
(b) Combat Trains: Rolling Kitchens and water
carts will accompany battalions.
Remainder of trains will assemble at POUILLY
at 10:00 A.M. and, forming under command of
Captain Fred G.Patchen, Marines, move in rear
of Main Body.
Ration Distributing Point 17th November '18,
at OLIZY-sur-CHI2RS from 2:30;P.M.
4. P.C., 4th Brigade - MARGUT by16 hours 17
November 11R.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLS,
Lieut. Col., USMC.
Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American E, F. 17+h November '18.
11:00 P.M.
SECRET
Mppg: Sheets MEZIERES LONGWY 1/200000
FIELD ORDERS
ro. 43.
1, This Brigade with attached troops - Column #2 - will continue the march on 18th November '1P in accordance with F.O. 68, 2nd Division 17th November '1P,
2. Column #2 will form and march as follows:
(a) Advance Guard
5th Marines
Co. "B", 2nd Engineers
1 Troop Cavalry
The Advance Guard will March leading elements at eastern exit MOIRY at 7:30 A.A. and precede head of Main Body at a distance of about two (2) kilometers,
General duties as prescribed in F.O. #42, 4th Brigade, 16th November,
The Commander of the Advance Guard will have the troops of his command observe the inhabitants closely as to their attitude toward ttecAmerican troops and include in the daily summary of intelligence the results of such observation.
(b) Main Body
Order of March and formation as prescribed in P.O. #42, 4th Brigade, Marines, 16th November '1P. (d) Troops will billet night of 18-19th November 119 as follows:
Advance Guard TrOoos: ETALLE.STE. MARIE-HAN.
6th Marines: TINTIGNY-BELLE FONTAINE. 6th M.GeBn, BELLE FONTAINE
12 F,A.: GEROUVILLE,
3.(a Military Police will establish receiving, point for ex-prisoners of rrar at BEM?, FONTAINE.
(b)Trains: 'As prescribed in F.O. #42, 4th Bripade, 16 Nov. 11P
4.F.C. 4th Brigade: Will close at MARGUT and open same time at BELLA FONTAIYA by 18:00 hours, 12th November 112.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lieut.Col,U3)10,
Adjutant.
We

Headnuarters, 4th Brigade, Narines, Amarican loth Vol/limber p10. 4:00 P, A,
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS
NO, 44.
1. In accordance with G-3 Memorandum No, 111, 2nd' Division, 12th November '11, during halt of the 2nd Division in the area reached November 1Rth, this Division in liaison with the 32nd Division is to provide security for the Corps.
2.(a) The line of resistance Division, will be along the STILE - SAINT MARIE: reconna ALLE - ST. LEGER - RUETTES latter line will not be cro individual of the 2nd Divis
(b) Advance Guard Troops troops and be disposed for sector of the 2nd Division with provisions contained
of the outposts, 2nd general line: 'ST. RENY - issance to the line: ET-
(all inclusive). This ssed by any element or ion until further orders.
will form the outpost
the security of this sub
Sector, in acoordanne
in Sub-Paragraph "A" above.
(c) The Outpost Commander will detail one infantry com-
pany to establish and maintain combat liaison with
the French Division on our left.
I) Commander of .organizations composing the :Main
Body will establish Alarm Posts with the view to supporting the Out Post line in case of attack,
(e) An alarm Post will be designated in each town and area occupied by troops of this Column (Column No. 2).
3. A scarcity of forage is imminent, Organization
Commanders are authorized to seize German forage or to make requisition on inhabitants, giving proper receipt therefor.
4, P.C. 4th Brigade at BELLE FONTAINE,
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL. H. ELLIS,
Lieut. Col,, U.S.A.C.
Adjutant.
E/s


- NOTATION -
A SEARCH FOR FIELD ORDER NO. 45, HEADQUARTERS FOURTH BRIGADE WAS MADE BY THE HISTORICAL SECTION, U, S. M. C., AND THE HISTORICAL SECTION, OF THE GRAY WAR COLLEGE BUT COULD NOT BE FOUND,
IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS ORDER NEVER EXISTED AND THAT AN ERROR IN THE NUMERICAL DESIGNATION OCCURRED. YOU WILL NOTE THAT FIELD ORDER NO, 44, DATED NOVEMBER 18TH 1918 REFERS TO THE HEADQUARTERS FOURTH BRIGADE AT BELLEFONTAINE, ALSO THAT FIELD ORDER NO, 46, NOVEMER 20TH REFERS TO THE CLOSING OF THE FOURTH BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS AT BELLEFONTAINE AND OPENING AT ARLON. IT IS REASONABLE TO BELIEVE THAT FIELD ORDER NO, 45 NEVER EXISTED. HOWEVER TWO BLANK SHEETS ARE INSERTED SO THAT IF FIELD ORDEt NO, 45 SHOULD BE FOUND COPIES CAI BE INSERTED.
C, O. MATTFELDT,CAPT., Inf. Historical Office.
 

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SE CRET MAPS : Sheets Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American 2.r. 20th November 118. 1:30 A.M.
FIELD ORDERS NO. 46 VIRTON-ARLOP 1/40,000
1. In accordance with telephonic instructions 2nd Division, 19th November 118, Column No. 2 (4th Brigade, Marines, and attached troops) will continue the march on 20th November 118.
(ca) ROU1L OF MARCH:- ETALLE - ARLON OBERPALLEN, col-
umn march via south edge of ETALLE.
(b) NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF DIVISION:- ETVATP. HABAY-la-
VEUVE-REMNGE.
(a) ROUTE OF MARCH, COLW!EL #1, 2nd Division, on right:-
VIRTON-ARION-EISCON.
(a) ROUTE OF MARCH OF COLUMN FRENCH IVth ARMY on left:-
ETALLE-HABAY..1a-NEUVE.
(a) LIMIT OF MARCH AT DESTINATION:- The general line:-
GRENDEL-AUTELBAS will not be-crossed until further orders.
Column No. 2 will march as follows:-ADVANCE GUARD:
6th Marines
Co. "C", 2nd Engineers,
The Advance Guard will form and March so that the advanced elements will pass through the present line of outposts, 5th Marines, at 7:30 A.M. Distance between rear element of Advance Guard and head of Column Main Body, about two (2) Uilometers.
The Advance Guard Commander will provide:
(1) A left Flank Guard of two (2) companies infantry to protect the left flank of the Division and maintain liaison with the French 1-7th Army oh the left. It will march via THIAUMONT-TOVTELANGE.
(2) Strong Patrols to cover the sub-sector of this Column - particularly villages and ex-boche militar: facilities - and maintain'liaison with Column
2nd Division on the right.
(12) MAIN BODY (in order of march)
5th Marines
6th M.G. Battalion'
12th P.A. Regiment.
(1) The 5th Marines will form immediately upon the new advance guard passing through and march, head of.column at eastern exit of ETALLE so as to follow the rear battalion 6th Marines at a distance of about two (2) kilometers.
(2) The 6th M.G. Battalion will form with head of column at eastern exit of BELLEPONTAINE and march at 7:30 A.M. following the 5th Marines without distance.
(3) The 12th F.A. will form with head of column at.northern
exit of GEROUVILLE and march at 7:30 A.M. follow-
ing the 6th M.G. Battalion without distahce.
(c) Upon completion of the days march the Advanced Guard Commander will establish an outpost line of resistance on the general line:- PONTELANGE-BONUERT-AUTEL HAUT.
(d) Column =2 will billet north of an east and west line through ARLON and east of Meridian 356, as
ADVANCED GUARD TROOPS: Towns northeast of ARLON
with sub-sector.
5TH MARINES AND 6TH M.G. BD. ARLON and vicinity.
12TH FIELD ARTILLERY: Towns west of ARLONAwithin
subsector.
A Division Billeting Officer (at Burgomaster's office) will supervise billeting in ARLON.. Billeting parties will accompany advance guard.
4. (a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum 4th Brigade, 19th November '18.
(b) Ration Distributing Point for 20th November '18 -
Western edge of ARLON on VIRTU-ARLON road.
3000 lbs hard bread extra for 5th Marines.
(c) Rolling-kitchens, ration and water-carts will
accompany the battalions on the March. The trains will be under the direction of Captain Fred Patchen and follow in rear of column.
5. 4th Brigade P.C. will close at BELLEFONTAINE at 10:30 A.M. and open at ARLON same time. Staff Officer with reserve battalion, Advance Guard.
By command of'Brigadier General Neville:
E/s/mn
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lieut. Colonel, U.S.M.C.
Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American E.F. 20th November '18.
11:45 P. M.
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS
40. 47,
MAPS: Sheets,
ARLON 1/40,00,0 METTENDORF - EWINGER. 1/50,000,
1, In accordance with Field Orders #70, 2nd Division, 20th NOvember '18, Column #2 (4th Brigade, Marines, and attached troops) will continue the march on 21st November '18.
2, (a) Route of march:- Northern half of ARLON and the OBER. PALLER-NOERDANCE-USSELDANGE ROAD.
(b) Northern (left) boundary, 2nd Division: HABEY-la-NEUVE. REDANCE-CROSBOUS-DIEKIRCH (all inclusive) - WALLENDORF (exclusive)
(c) Route of ..march, Column #1, 2nd Division, on right:-southern half of ARLON and road thence to SAEUL (SAUL), and towards MERSCH.
(d) Route of march of right column of French IVth Army, on left:-unknown.
(e) "Barrier Line" at end of day's march:. VICNTEC - BRECH-and prolongations, not to be passed by any member of Column #2 until further orders.
3. Column #2 will march as follows:
(a) Advance Guard (Colonel Harry Lee, Commanding).
6th Marines
Co. "C", 2nd Engineers.
1 Battery Field Artillery (to be detailed by the
Commanding Officer, 12th F. A., Regiment, to report to advance
guard C.O. at 7:45,A,M, at northern exit of ARLON).
The Advance Guard will form and march from the present line of outposts at 7:30 A.M; Distance rear elements to Read Main Body, about two 12) kilometers.
The Advance Guard Commander will provide:
(1) A Left Flank Guard of two (2) companies infantry to protect the left flank of the 2nd Division and maintain liaison with the French column on the left.
(2) Strong Patrols to cover the subsector of this column -
particularly villages and ex-Boche military facilities and maintain liaison with Column #1, 2nd Division.
(3) Combat Liaison post (one company) with Column #1 at BOEVANGE.
(b) Main Body (in order of march).
5th Marines
6th M.G. Bn,
12th F. A. Regiment
(1) The 5th Marines will march, head of column at northern efge of ARLON on ARLON-OBERPALLEN road, at 8:00 A.M.
(2) The 6th M.G.Bn will march, head of column at VIVILLE, at 8:30 A.M. via BOINERT and join the main body in order of march on ARLON-OBERPALIRA road, south of DIGG.P.
(3) The 12th P.A. REGIMENT will march, head of column at STOCKE1 at 9:00 A,M,
(c) Upon completion of the day's march the advance guard commander will establish an outpost line of resistance on the general line; SOHANDEL-BOEVANGE-OFFERDABGE. BREVANGE Will divide the outpost line.
(d) Column #2 will billet on night 21-22 November AZ follows:
5th Marines USELDANGE and vicinity.
Towns between USELDANGE and
"Barrier Line".
6th M.G. Bn. EVERLANGE.
12th F.A. Reg. RIPPWEILLR and SCHEBACH.
4, (a) Military police will carry out instructions contained in Memoiandum 4th Brigade, 19th November 1918.
(b) Rolling kitchens, ration and water carts will accompany the battalion on the march. Remainder of column trains will assemble enroute under the direction of Captain Fred Patchen, USMC and march in rear of column,
Cc) Ration distributing point for 21 November '18:-RIPPWEILER on OBERPALLEN-USSLLDANGE road.
5. 4th Brigade P.C. will close at ARLON at 10:30 A. M. and open at USELDAVGE same time. Staff Officer at old P.C. until 3:00 P.M.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lieut. Colonel, USMC,
Adjutant.
Headouarters 4th Brigade,
Marines, American E. F.,
France.
21st November 1918.
10:30 PM.
SECRET

FIELD ORDERS) NO. 48

MAPS: SHEETS METTENDORF-EWRINGER 1/50,000.
1. In accordance with Field Orders No. 71, Second Division, 21 November 1918, Column no. 2 (4th Brigade Marinas and attached troops) will Continue the march on 22 November '18.
22. (a) Route of march:-U8SELDANGEBISSEZ-BERG.
(f) North (left) boundary, 2nd Division:- REDANGE-GROSBOUS*DIEKIRCH-WALL'ENDITDBF Tall exclusive).
(0) Route of march, Column #1, 2nd Division on right (south):- BROUCH-ANGELSBERI..LAROCHTTI].
(a) Route of march of right Column IV French Army on left:- Unknown.
(e) "Barrier Line" at end of days march:-General tine, INGELDORF-BETZDORF. Line will
not be passed by troers or individuals until further orders.
3. Coulmn #2 will march as follows:-
(a) Advance Guard (Colonel .Harry Lee Commanding)
6th Marines
Co. "B" 2nd Engineers
"A" Battery 12th P.A.
The advance guard will form and cross the line
VICHTEN-LINTGEN at 7:30 A.M. Distance rear elements
to head main body about 2 kilometers.
The Advance Guard Commander will Provide:-
(i) A Left Flank guard of two comranias infartry
to protect the left flank of the 2nd Division and
mactntain liaison with the French column on the left.
(2) Strong Patrols to cover the sub-sector of this column particularly villages and ex-Boche military facilities and maintain liaison with column #1, 2nd
Division.
(3) One half company and section machine guns to
join an.. equal force from column #1, and establish a
combat liaison 'post at SCHROJaPEILER.
(b) Main Body (in order of march):-
5th Marines
6th M. G. Battalion
12th F. A. Regt. (lees 1 battery)
(1) The 5th Marines will march so as to clear
USSELD41.17GE at 9:30 AM.
(2) The 6th M.G. Battalion will march, head of
column zit 'HIWERLANGE, at 8:30 A.M., joining the main
body in order of march.
(3) The 12th F. A. Regiment will march, head of
column at RIPPW:c,ItER at 9:30 4.M.
(0) Uron the completion of the days march, the
Advance Gu2rd Conilander will establish outroet line of resistance on the general line:-ETTELBEUCK-
CHATEAU MEISEMBURG-SCiROIcDIER will divide the
outpost line.
(d) Column #2 will billet on night 22-23 November
'18 as follows: ,
Column %2 .area: Areas north of lin, SCHRON-
DWEILER-CRUCHM inclusive and e-st of line, YEESCH-VICHM (Inclusive).
-2-
FIELD ORDERS NO. 48 CONT'D.
Advance Guard TrooYs:-
Towns east,of ALZE216 RIVLR.
5th Marines:-
BERG and twwns to the north, *est of the
ALZETTE RIVER.
6th M.G. Battalion:—
Towns along ATTERT RIVER between BISSEN and
BERG.
12th F. A. Regt:-
.166EN.
4. (a) Military Police will carry out instructions containedfln Memo 4th Brigade 19 November 1918.
(b) Combat wagons, rolling kitchens, ration and water carts will accompany battalion on the march. Remainder of column trains will assemble enroute under the command of Captain Fred Patchen, and march in rear of column.
(c) Ration distributing point 22 November 1918: BERG.
5. 4th Brigade P.C. closes at USsELDANGE at 11:00 A.M. and opens at BERG same time. A Staff Officer remains at old P.C. until 3:00 P.M.
By commandofof Brigadier G9neral Neville;
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lt-Colonel, USMC.,
Adjutant.
E/g.

Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, ;smerican E. F. 23rd November '18
1:00 A.M.
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS
NO. 49.
MAPS: Sheet LETTENDORF 1/50,000.
LONGWY 1/200,000.
1. In accordance with Field Orders #72, 2nd
Division, 22nd November 1918, Column #2 (4th
Brigade,, Marines, and attached troops) will march
to the SIUTER river on 23rd November '18. (2nd
Division P.C. moves to MEDERNACH).
2.(a) Route of march:- BERG -MEDERN.f,CH
(b) North (left) boundary, 2nd Division:-REDANGE-
GROSBOUS-DIEKIRCH-WALLENDORF
(all exclusive).
(c) Route of march, Column #1, 2nd Division on
right (south):- ANGELS-BERG-la-ROCHETTE-
WAIDBILIIG.
(d) Route of march, of right column IVth French
Army On left (north): Unknown.
(e) ',BARRIER LINE" at end of days march:-SAUER
river, This line will mot be crossed by any
troops or individuals until further orders.
3. Column f2 will march as follows:-
(a) Advance Guard (Colonel Harry lee, Comm-
anding):
6th Marines
"L" Battery, 12th F.A.
Co. "B", 2nd Engineers..
The Advance Guard will form and cross the
"Barrier Line" (INGELDORF-BETZDORF) with its
leading element at 7:30 A.M. Distance rear
element to head Main Body, about 2 kilometers.
The Advance Guard Commander will provide:
(1) A left Flank Guard of two companies infantry to protect the left flank of the 2nd Division and maintain liaison with the French column on the left.
(2) Strong Patrols to cover the sub-sector of this column - particularly villagend ex-Boche military facilities -and maintain liaison with Column #1 on the right.
Upon the completion of the day's march the Advance Guard Commander will establish an Outpost Line of Resistance on the general line REISDORF - BEAUFORT -BERDORF. This column will hold from BEAUFORT (exclusive) to REISDORF (inclusive). One platoon of infantry will be sent to REISDORF to maintain liaison with the French on our left.
No person will be allowed to cross the front line without a pass from the Commanding General, 2nd Division, Officer's posts will be established at all bridges over the SUER river within our sub-sector.
Every precaution for security will be taken.
Field Ordors,#4 23 Nov. '18 # 2.
(b) MLIN BODY:- in order of march:-
5th Marines
6th Iv!. G. Bn.
12th F.L. -less 1 battery.
The 5th Marines will assemble. so as to clear tLe
town of (partwest of "TTERT river) by 8:00 and march, head of column at road fork east of railway track at 8:30 A.M. Route:-Via CRUCHTEN.
The 6th Machine Gun Battalion-will march, head of column at ROOST, at 9:00 A.M. Route: Via CRUCHTEN. Upon arrival at destination a company will join each the 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 6th Regiment.
(c) The first halt will be for 15 minutes before the hour and thereafter for 10 minutes before the hour. There will be a halt of one hour at noon.
The 12th F.". Regiment will march, head of column eastern exit of BIssEN at 9:45 A.M. Route:- CRUCHTEN.
(d) Column No. 2, has been assigned the area:- The SsEER river -northern boundary of Division to Dina-IRCH (exclusive) -INGELDORF ( inclusive) SCH0i4DEILER (inclusive) 110illiERI4 (exclusive) NEIJERNnal (inclusive) BE-LUFORT (exclusive)` thence east to river. Organizations will billet as follows:-
Advance Guard Troops (including 2 Cos. 6th M.G. Bn. Towns• within subsector east of Meridian 394.
5th Marines :-
Towns between Meridians 394 and 392.
6th M.G. Battalion - less 2 Cos. luiINELBACH -SCHRODERHOF and vicinity.
12th F.A. Regiment:-
ERMSDORF and B301,1:ENDINGEN.
4. (a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum 4th Brigade, 19th November '18.
(b) Rolling kitchens only will accompany battalions on the march. Other vehicles will remain temporarily in place and be thoroughly cleaned under the
direction of the Regimental and Battalion Quartermasters. Vehicles in town of BERG (west of ATTERT river) must be clear of that town by 8:00 ".
The trains will assemble and form under the command of Captain Fred_ patchen, USMC in time to march (head of column at SCRRONDWEILER in rear of Column #2 at 12:00 Noon.
(c) Ration distributing point for 23rd November '18 - ERM0DORF.
5. P.C. 4th Brigade, Marines, closed at ThriRG at 8:00 A.M. and opens et EPPELDORF at 11:00 A.M.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLI6,
Lieut. Col., USUC Adjutant.
SFr
Field Orders #49, 22 Nov. '18
(b) MLIN BODY:- in order of march:-
5th Marines
6th M. G. Bn.
12th F.L. -less 1 battery.
The 5th Marines will assemble so as to clear tLe town of BERG (Partwest of, ATTERT river) by 5:00 A.M. and march, head of column at road fork east of railway track at 8:30 A.M. Route:-Via CRUCHTEN.
The 6th Machine Gun Battalion* will march, head of column at ROOST, at 9:00 A.M. Route: Via CRUCHTEN. Upon arrival at destination a company will join each the 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 6th Regiment.
(c) The first halt will be for 15 minutes before
the hour and thereafter for 10 minutes before the
hour. There will be a halt of one hour at noon.
The 12th P.A. Regiment will march, head of column eastern exit of SI6SEN at M45 A.M. Route:- CRUCHT4Z.
(d) Column No. 2, has been assigned the area:- The SABER river -northern boundary of Division to DIEK-IRCH (exclusive) -INGELDORF (inclusive) SCHONthJEILR (inclusive) NailaN (exclusive) MEDERBLI,GH (inclusive) BE-XFORT (exclusive)' thence east to river. Organiza--tions will billet as follows:-
Advance Guard Troops (including 2 Cos. 6th M.G. Bn. Towns within subsector east of Meridian 394.
5th Marines :
Towns between Meridians 394 and 392.
6th M.G. Battalion - less 2 Cos. KEIMELBACH -SCSRODERHOF and vicinity.
12th P.A. Regiment:-
ERMSDORF and i'OLLENDINGEN.
4. (a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum 4th Brigade, 19th November '18.
(b) Rolling kitchens only will accompany battalions on the march. Other vehicles will remain temporarily in place and be thoroughly cleaned under the direction.of the Regimental and Battalion Quartermasters. Vehicles in town of BERG (west of ATTERT river) must be clear of that town by 8:00 A. M. The trains will assemble and form under the command of Captain Fred_patchen, USMC in time to march (head of column at SCHRONDWEILER in rear of Column #2 at 12;00 Noon.
(c) Ration distributing point for 23rd November 118 - ERM0DORF.
5. P.C. 4th Brigade, Marines, closed at ICJRG at 8:00 A.M. and opens at EPPELDORF at 11:00
BY command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lieut. Col., USMC Adjutant.
Headquarters 4th Brigade,
Marines, American E.F.,
24th November 1918.
SECRET
OPERATIONS MEMO)
NO. 43' )

1. Column #2 will probably remain in the present
area (North subsector, 2nd Division() until 1st December
1918.
2, The north subsector occupied by Column will
be organized for defense as follows:-
(a) Subsector Limits:-
"Barrier Line" (Front line): SAUER RIVER.
Right (South Limit:- Buildings at 398.2 -
338.9 - Befort (exclusive) -MEDERNACH (inclusive).
Left Limit:- SAUER RIVER.
First Position:-
Observatidn:- Patrols.
Covering:- Officers posts at bridge heads and two lines pickets and supports. Line of resistance:- Reserves along line -
REISDORF BEPORT.
2nd Position:-
SuppSrt Position for "Outpost Line of Resistance" and line of resistance in case of emergency - BET1ENDORF :ws HALLER.
MISSION:-
(b) To hold the Outpost Line of Resistance costW-
(The foregoing is based on the idea - in absence of instructions from higher command - that the present advance having reached the borders of BOCHE territory it would be extremely undesirable from a military point of view to give up one inch of gnr,ground gained. With the SAUER RIVER as an obstacle the "Outpost line of Resistance) can be strongly held and any unauthorized spazmodic outbreak of the Boche should and could be immediately checked at their own borders.,).
3.(a) FiYdt Position - Organizationi-
6th Marines (Col. Harry Lee, dommanding) "B" Co. 2nd Engineers.
Two-centers of resistance - dividing line 395.0 340.0 to 397.9 - 341.4 - each occupied by one battalion infantry with IrAdadhine Gun Co. The right battalion will be billeted in towns with area east of Meridian 395. The left battalioh in BIGELBACH and REISDORF. The other battalion, 6th Marines, in reserve (counter attack force) will be billeted in MOPSTROFF and vicinity. P. C. 6th Marines - REISDORF.
(b) 2nd Position - Organization:-
5th Marines (Col. Logan Feland, Commanding) 2 Cols. 6tbMMachine Gun Battalion.
This positionWill be occupied as follows:- 1 Battalion Infantry, 1 Machine Gtin Co., on and near line billeted in EPPELDORF and vicinity. 1 Battalion Infintry and 1 Machine Gun Co. in support (counter attack force) billeted in PLETSCHETTE - eastern part of MEDERNACH - SCHRODERHOP.
at all
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OPERATIOITS MEMO #43 CONT'D. -2-
1 Bcttalion Infantry in reserve bill-
eted in GILSDORF.
(0 Artillery:-
"A" Battery 12th Field Artillery -support-
ing Bridge head posts -and river lines
billeted in REISDOE.E.
12th F. A. (less 1 Battery} supporting
both lines of resistance -1 battalion with
positions for covering river crossings.
Billeted in ERMSDORF and BRUCHERHOF.
(d) Liaison with sectors oil right and left
will be maintained as follows;-
Right;-
'Sections Infantry and 1 Section Machine
Guns at building 398.2-338.9 forming a
combat posts with equal force from 3rd
Brigade. patrols to various elements of
3rd Brigade echeloned in depth.
Left:-
patrols to elements of French forces on
flanks from REISDORF-MOSTROFF and GILSDORF.
4. Commanders of Units will immecJiately reconnoiter routes and establish positions and alarm posts for the defense of the subsector as outlined above, submitting disposition plans to these Headquarters.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
E/g.
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lt-Colonel, USMC., Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4461 Lrigade, ravines, AMflrictn E.F. 26th poverber '18
5:30P.M.
SECRET'
OPERATIOTIS rEMOBAPDUr
No. 45
1, In accordance with telephonic ordeis received from the Commanding General, 2nd Division, the following troop disnositions will be made by the Regimental Commander, 5th Marines, for the security of the left flank of this Sub sector:
(a) Establish Ore (1) Platoon in DIEKIRCH WITH SEPARATE sentry squad at road fork 2 1/2, kilometers northwest of DIEKIRCY.
(b) Establish the following posts from GILSDORF:
One (1)Platoon in BETTEVDORF
One (1 Sentry squad at road fork
1 1/2 kilometers north of GILSDORF.
One, (1) Sentry squad at road fork
1 1/2 kilometers north of:GILSDORE.
The, above posts will 12e-establishedyrithout delay and report made to these Headquarters
2.; Daily Operations and Intelligenae reports will be submittOd as usual, special mention will be made of all contact with French troops.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:'
EARL W.
Lieut.001„USMCc Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American E.F.t 27th November 11P.
SECRET
OPERATIONS BOMORANDUM -
NO. 47
1, The following patrol disnositions will be made by the troops of Column

Regimental Commarthir of the 6th Marines will send out mounted natrols from RflSDORF and EOSTROFF to the north.
Regimental Commander of the 5th Marines will send out mounted patrols from GIISDORF and DIMIRCH to the north.
The object of these patrols will be to gain touch with the French, ascertain the location and strength of French troops on our left flank and gain an idea of the situation in general in regard to the Boche.
These patrols may proceed to a distance of ten kilometers .to the north if necessary in order to procure the information desired.'
Information regarding French troops and the gen• eral situation on our left flank will be reported immediately by telephone to 4th Brigade Headquarters.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H, ELLIS,
- Lieut. Col., USMC,.
Adjutant.
ajs

SECRET Headquarters, 4th Brigade,
Marines, American L.P.
30 November 1918
4:30 PM.

FIELD ORDERS )
No. 50
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#5 bis LIEGE 1/200,000.
1. In accordance with Field Orders No. 73, 2nd Division, 30 November 118, Column No, 2 (4th Brigade Marines, and attached troops) Will cross the SAUER RIVER and continue to march to the RHINE on 1st December '18 (2nd Division P.C. moves to METTENDORF.)
2,(a) Route of March; WALLENDORF GEICHLINGEN - NEUERBURG WAXWEILER.
(b) North Sleft) boundary, 2nd Division: - SAUER IVER, from MERZIG tb DIEKIRCH thence DIEKIRCH (exclusive) - VIaNDEN RODERSHAUSEN - KARL-SHAUSEN LUNEBACH (all inclusive) au PRONSFIELD-PRUM ) BAIDSHEIM (all exclusive) - LISSENGEN (inclusive) - ROCKESKYLL (inclusive).
,(c) Route of March of Column #1 2nd Division on rightt-BOLLENDORF - METTENDORF - RITTERSDORF.
(d) Route of March of Column on left:- • Troop "I" 2nd Cavalry, covering left flank.
(e) Barrier Line:- The third day's march will terminate on lineaiMONT - DUPPACH - GEROISTBIB - WALLENBORN - WISENSCHMITT Wittlich WEHLEN, which line will not be passed by troops or individuals until further orders.
(b) General Line indicating_ end of first day's march:-
IDENHEIM MULBACH - IAUPLRaTH UNE-FELD.
Advance elements will reach the above general line on the first of December.
3. Column No 2 will march 'as follows:
(a) Advance Guard (Colonel Logan Leland, Commanding)
5th Marines
1 Battery 12th Field Artillery.
1 Company Enriineers "D".
The Advance Guard Commander will nrovide:-
(1) A. Left Flank Gu2rd of one battalion (with M.G. Co.); route Of march via general course of north boundary 2nd Division, This guard will be charged with maintaining liaison with allied troops on.our left.
(2) Strong Officerls patrols to cover the subsector of this column - particularly villages and ex-Boche military facilities - and maintain liaison with Column No. 1 on the right.
(3) Mounted points to precede infantry points on the march.
Upon the completion of the first day's march the Advance Guard Commander will establish an Outpost Line of Resistance within the 4th :Brigade subsector on the general tine:- IDENHEIM - MULBACH LAUPERATH - UTTEFELD. This column will hold, from ALTSCHEID WEIDINGLN (both exclusive) to left (north) boundary 2nd Division.
(b) Main Body:-
Gth Marines
12th Field Artillery (less 1 battery).
The 6th Marines will remain in place to
cover the initial crossing of the SAUE'R RIVER by the new advance guard and then assemble in order rear forward so as to follow advance Guard via main route of march.
The 12th Field Artillery Rgpimprt will march, head of column northern exit of LRLBJOAF, at 10:00 'AM, following the 6th Marines. One battery now attacked to 6th harines will join column enroute.
(c) The 6th Machine Gun Battalion will be assigned one company to each infantry battalion according to usual assignment until further orders. Those companies which have not already done so will join before the begining of the march 1st December 1918.
(d) All elements of Column No. 2 will be east of the line of the SAVER and OUR RIVERS'by 20:00 hours, 1st December 1918.
(e) All measures for security of the command, both on the march and while halted will be taken.
(f) The first halt will be 15 minutes before the hour and thereafter for 10 minutes before the our. There will be a halt of due hour at noon..
(g) Billeting parties will march with the Ldvance Guard.
4. Billeting Areas:-
(a) Area assigned Column #2:re Area north of line SINSPELT (inclusive) OUTSCHEID (exclusive)-WEIBIGEN (and prolongation of that line) and east of line SINSPELT (inclusive) -NEUERBURG (inclusive) to
JUCKEN.
(b) Otganizations of Column #2 are assigned as
follows:-
Advance Guard T oo s:- Area east of line BER-
KOTH-KRAUTSCHEID-HOL ' (all inclusive).
(c) 6th Marines:-Area between west boundary Advance Guard troops and line SCHEURzLI\T-niuLIMOGEN-EdiviilanUk-NEURATH (all inclusive).
(d) 12th Field Artillery Regiment: Area between 6th .Jarines and west bounden of Column No. 2.
5.(a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum 4th Brigade, 19th November 1918. (b) Combat wagons, rolling kitchens, ration and water carts will accompany battalions. Remainder of trains will be assembled and formed under the direction of Captain Fred Patchen, U.S.M.C. and march in rear of 12th Field Artillery.
6. P.C. 4th brigade closes at .4.1fzELDORF at 11:00 A.M. and opens at NEUERBURG on arrival of head pf main body at that point.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS Lt-Colonel, UtMC Adjutant-
SECRET Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American E. F. 1st December 116. 10:00 P. M.

FIELD ORDERS
WO. 51.
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# 5 Bis 1/200,000.
1. In accordance with telephone instructions, 2nd Division, 1st December '18, Column #2 will continue it's march to the RHINE on and December '18.
2. (a) Route of March:, WAXWEILER-LUNEBACH-SCHONECK-EN%
(b) North (Left) boundary. 2nd Division:- SAUER RIVER from MERZIG- to DIEKIRCH thence DIEKIRCH (exclusive) VIANDEN-RODERSHAUSEN-Karlshausen-LUNEBACH (all inclusive) PRONSFIELD -PRUM-BAIDSHEIN (all exclusive) LISSENGEN-finclusive) .ROCKESKYLL, (inclusive).
(c) Route of March. Column #1. 2nd Division on right.: RITTERSDORF -MALBERG.
(d) Route of March of Column on left: Unknown.
(e) General Line indicating end.of seoond day's march!- BURBACH -LUNEBACH.
3. Column #2 will march as follows:-
(a) Advance Guard (Colonel Logan Feland, Command-
ing).
5th Marines
"E" Battery, 12th F. A.
Mounted Detachment 12th F. A.
"D" Company, 2nd Engineers.
The Advance Guard will form and march so as to cross the present line of observation at 7:30 A. Y. Distance rear element to head Main Body, about two (2) kilometers.
The Advance Guard Commander will rrovide:-
(1) A left Flank Guard of one battalion, one
machine gun comtany and a mounted detachment (12th F.A.) Route of March, via general course of left (north) boundary, 2nd Divisiont This Flank Guard will send out mounted scouts to cover that flank and establish liaison with any Allied troops that may be in that region.
(2) Strong Officers Patrols to cover the subsector of this column and maintain liaison with Column #1 (on our right). In addition to usual duties, these patrols will be charged with visiting towns and acquainting the inhabitants with the fact of military occupation and locating and rerorting upon ex-Roche . military material and facilities.
• (3) Mounted points to procede infantry points
•on the march:
Upon the completion of the march on 2 December, the Advance Guard Commander will establish an Outpost Line of Resistance within Column #2 sub-sector on the general. line:- BURBACH-LUNEBACHt this Column to hold from WAWERN to left (north) boundary 2nd Division. He will alsonestablish a combat liaison group of one company infantry and one platoon machine Runs at 7/IV:CERN, this force to join and equal force from Column #1.
(b) Main Body:-
6th Marines
12th F. A. less 1 battery..
The 6th Marines will march, head of column at junction of main Route of March and branch Road from HEILBACH, at 8:00 A.M. and folloviadvance Guard Reserve.
The 12th F.A. will march head of column-at north exit of NEUNEBURG at 8:30 A.M. following the 6th Marines.
AS

(c) All elements of column #2 will be east of the line MULBACH-LAU-PERATH - UTTEFELD by P:00 P.M.12nd December 11A,
(d) All measures for security of the command, both on the march and while halted will be taken.
(e) The first halt will be 15 minutes before the hour and thereafter for ten minutes before the hour. There will be a halt 'of one hour at noon,
(f) Billeting parties will march with the Advance Guard place in column to be designated by Advance Guard Commander.,
4, Billeting Areas:-
Area assigned Column #2:- North of line LASEL - FEU-
ERSCHEID GREIMELSCHEID - LAMBERTSBERG-1AXWEILER - LAUPIIIRATH (all inclusive).
Arganizations of Column #2 are assigned as follows:-Advance Guard Troops:- Towns within subsector to eastward of line FEUERSCHEID - LOSCHEID - DACKSCHEID WERTSCHEID - (all inclusive) LUNNEBACH (exclusive) -( PRONSFIEI4D may be included.
6th Marines:- Towns between'west boundary Advance Guard troops and line WAXWEILER MANDERSCHEID - EICHTEN-BORN (all inclusive).
12th P.A.:- Towns of WAXWEILER - LAUPERATH
SCHEIDCHEN MANDERCHEID,
5. (a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum, 4th Brigade, 19th November '18.
(b) Combat wagons, rolling kitchens, ration and water carts will accompany battalions. Remainder of trains will be assembled and formed under the command of Captain Fred Patchen, USMC and march in rear 'of 12th P.A.
c) Ration Dump: LUNEBACH from 2:00 P.M, 2nd December.
d) Field Hospital #16 established at AUIOACH - sick to be evacuated to that point from morning of 2nd December;
6, P.C. 4th Brigade closes at NEUERBURG at 11:00 A.M. and opens at WAXWEILER at same time.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
Ob.
EARL H. ELLIS, Lieut, Col., USMC, Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American "42. P., 1st December '18.
OPERATIONS .42MORANDTJ1.1
NO. 46.
Memorandum 4th Brigade, lyth November tr regarding distribution of. Military Police to Column No. 2 is modified as follows;
Mounted Military Police heretofore attached to the infantry regiment of Main Body is hereby assigned to the AdvanceGUard for duty with mounted points and will report to the Advance Guard Commander without delay.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
E/s EARL H. ELLIS,
5th Marines Lieut. Col., UST:C.
6th Marines Adjutant,
Military Police C.O.
File.
Headquarters 4th Brigade, marines, American E.F. 2 December 1918.
Memorandum for C.O., 5th Reqt.
C.O., 6th Regt.
0.0., 6th n.G.Bn.
C.O., 12th.F.A.
Hereafter stragglers on the march from Column #2 will be handled as follows:-
(a) No man will be alloWed to depart from his organization without 2 pc.ss from the platoon commander.
(t) When 2 men fells out he will be examined by medical Officer 2nd if found;to be sick- or likely to be 2 burden to the Command - he will to evacuated.
(c) Stragglers falling to the rear by authority will remain stationery along the right side of the road until the Officer in charge ofTstragglers comas up when they will join the stragglers Column.
(d) The Straggler's Column will march in rear of the artillery of the Main Body. It will be formed and marched undet the command of M;jor. Messersmith, 5th garinas. Each Regiment and Seperete organization will detail each day one officer (familiar with the Field Order for his organization) per battalion and 1 Non commissioned Officer per company to report to Major Messersmith (rear of artillery Main Body) to take charge of the stragglers belonging to their organizations.
(e) Upon the completion of the day's march the strggglers column will be halted at a central point to to designated by the Officer in command and the stiregglers returned to their organizations under their own Officers and N.O.0!s.
(f) As far as possitle the Ambulances with orgsniztions will be used to return stragglers to their organizations.
(g) In case organizations march via Separate 'roads "L?e Comm:mder of e-ch Column will detail an Officer in comLand of stragglers of the Column. StrPgslers will then be handled as outlined for the Main Body.
By commrnd of Brigadier General Neville:
7-2eR1 H. LlinISvi,
USMC.
Wg•
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS)
NO. 52. )
3rd December 1918.
1:30 AM.
Headquarters 4th Brigade, Marines, American E. F.
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1. In accordance wit telephone orders, 2nd Division,'
2 December 1918; Column #2 will continue its march to the RHINE on 3 December 1918.
2.(a) Route of march, Column #2:- LUNEBACH - PRONSFIELD MUM.
(b) West (left) boundary 2nd Division:- ARZFELD -
thence to PRONSFIELD (inclusive) - ORMONT (exclusive) DAHLEM (inclusive).
.(c) Route of march, BURBACH - GEROLSTEIN. (d) Outpost Line of General li4e, OLZREIM - gationd.
(e)"Barrier Line" - not to be passed by troops or
dividuals until further orders:- DARLEM - OBERBETTINGEN GEROLSTEIN - SAIM - WALLENBORN
3. Column #2 will march as follows:-
(a) Advance Guard (Colonel Logan Feland, Commanding) 5th Marines,
"E" Battery, 12th Field Artillery
Mounted Detachment 12th Field Artillery "D" Company, 2nd Engineers
The Advance Guard will form so as to cross the present line of observation at 7:30 A.M; distance,;:rear element to head Main Bpdy, about two (2) kilometers.
Route of March:- WETTELDORP WALLERSHEIM - BUDESHEIM.
The Advande Guard Commander will provide:-
(1) A left Flank Guard, consisting of one battalion infantry 1 Machine-Gun Company and a Mounted Detachment (.12th P.A.), will cover the march of the 6th Marines and protect the left flank of Column #2; marchinct via LUNE BACH - PRONSFELD - PRUM. Mounted patrols (12th*F.A4) will be sent to the Northwest to cover the left flank and establish liaison with Allied troops that may be in that region.
(2) Strong Officers Patrols to cover the subsector of this column and maintain liaison with Column #1 on our right. In addition to usual duties these patrols will be charged with visiting towns and acquainting the inhabitants with the fact of military occupation and Locating and reporting upon military material and facilities. •
(3) Mounted Points to precede infantry points on the march.
Upon the completion of the march on 3 December '18, the Advance Guard Commander will establish an Outpost Line of Resistance within Column #2 subsector on the general line, OLZHEIM BUDESHEIM - SALM - and its prolongations;
Column #1 2nd Division on right:-
Resistance at end of days march:-
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FIELD ORDERS 52 CONT,D.
this column to hold from line BUDESHEIM - WALIERSREIM and prolongations to the left (west) boundary, 2nd Division. He will establish a combat liaison group consisting of one (1) Company infantre and one (1) Machine Gun Company at BUDESHEIM, this force to join an equal force detailed from Column #1.
(b) Main Body:-
6th Marines
12th Field Artillery - less one (1) battery
(1) The 6th Marines will march, head of column at north exit of DUNEBACH at 8:00 A.M., following the left flank Guard; Route of march PRONSFELD - PRUIVI - BUDESHEIM
12) The 12th Field Artillery - less 1 battery,-till march, head of column at northern exit WAXWEILER, at 8:30 A.M., following the 6th Marines.
(c) All elements of Column #2 will be north of the south boundary of Colum4n#2 area by 8:00 P,M., 3rd Decem-bet.' 1918.
(d) All measures for security of the Command, both
on the march and while halted will be taken. .
(e) The first halt will be 15 minutes before the hour and thereafter for ten (10) minutes before the hour. There will be a halt of one (1) hour at noon.
(f) Billeting parties will march with the Advance Guard (each column) - place in column to be designated by Advance Guard Commander..
4, Billeting Areas:-
Area assigned Column #2:- Within column #2 sub-sector north of line, BUDESFRIM WALLERSHEIM (both inclusive) - SCHONECYRN (exclusive) - NDR PRUN (inclueive) thence west to boundary.
Advance Guard Troops:- Towns northeast of line, WALLFRSHEIM - GONDEZSREIM WILDWERATH (All inclusive).
6th Marines:- Towns between south boUndary Advance Guard area and line, ROMMERSHRIM (inclusive) - PRUM (exclusive) - HERSOREID (inclusive) - except WEINSHEIM.
ltith Field Artillery - less 1 battery:- Towns south of south boundary line, 6th Marines within Column
#2 area (P.C. 2nd Division moves to PRUN 3 December 1918).
5. (a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memo 4th Brigade,.19th November 1918. •
(b) Combat wagons, rolling kitchens, ration and water carts will accompany battalions. Remainder of trains, less trains 5th Marines specially routed by Regimental Cbmmander-, will be formed under the command of Captein Fred-tatchen, USMC., and march in rear of 12th essembly point,.LUNEBACH.
Cc) i at ion Dtelp - PRUe; Gasoline Dunp - GEROISTEIR evening 3 December 1918.
6. P.C. 4th urieade will close et WAIZEILER at 11 noon 31-6. December '13 end open at FLERGINGER at same tine, STAFF officer at old P. C, for information until 3:00 P.h. same dete.
ey comelend of ieleeeier Generel evil le:
ET's
ie lit C o 7. , US4LO .
djutant.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade,
Marines, American E. F.
5th December 1918.
6145 P.M.
FIELD ORDERS)
No. 53 )
MAPS - SHEETS: #11 LONGWY 1/20,000.
#5 bis LIEGE 1/20,000
1. In accordance with verbal instructions, Commanding General, 2nd Division, 5th December 1918, Column #2 will continue its march to the RHINE at 7:30 A.M. 6th December 1918.
2. (a) Route of Match. Column #2:-
WIESBAUM - DOLLENDORF - UDELHOVEN - (DAHLEN
BLANDKENHEIM road will not be used.)
(b) Left (west) boundary. 2nd Division:-
KRONENBURG - WALDORF - ROHR.
(c) Route of March.Column #1,2nd Division on right:-GEROLSTEIN - DRIES ROAD.
(d) Outpost Line of Resistance at end of day's march:-General Line, NONENBACH - DOLT11NDORF LEUDERS7 DORF - NDR. EHE .flDREIS - DAUN.
3. Column #2 will march as follows:-
Advance Guard (Colonel Harry Lee, Commanding)
Troop "I", 2nd Cavalry
6th Marines
"A" Battery, 12th F.A.
Mounted Detachment, 12th F.A.
"D" Company, 2nd Engineers.
The Advance Guard will form and march, leading
elements at HILLPSHEIM, at 7:30 A.M. distance rear
elements to head Main Body about 2 kilometers.
The Advance Guard Commander will provide:
(1) Flank Guard Cavalry to cover the left flank of the 2nd Division on the march and maintain liaison with allied troops on left flank.
(2) Small partols to Trotect flanks and riaintain liaison with Column #1 on'our right.
(3) Mounted points (12th P.A..) to precede infantry points on the march.
Upon the completion of the march on 5 Decelaer '18 the Advande Guard Commander will establish an Outpost Line of Resistance along the general line NONENBACH.- DOLLENDORF - LEUDERSDORF - NDR. EHE - DREIS; this column to hold from the line; NOHN
EHE - KERPEN road northwest to the:left boundary 2nd Divis!on. He will establish a combat liaison group consisting of one (1) Company Infantry and one (1) platoon Machine Guns at NDR. EHE; this force to join an equal force detailed from Column #1. (b) Main Body:• in order of March:-
5th Marines
12th F.A. less one battery.
(1) The 5th Marines will assemble at 4ISSENDORF and march, head of Column at KYLL RIVER bridge, at 10;30 AM. Route of march: LISSENDORF - BIRGEL WIESBAUM.
(2) 12th F.A. less one battery will march, head of column northeastern exit BUDESHEIM, at 8:30 A.M. Route of march:- BUDESHEIM - SCHEUERN - AUEL OBERBETTINGEN HILLRSHEIM.
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(c) Limit of march on 6 December 118 - General line
UDERHOVEN - NOW - BRUCK - STEINBERG.
(d) The first halt will be 15 minutes before the hour and thereafter for 10 minutes before the hour. There will be a halt of one (1) hour at noon,
(e) Billeting parties will march with the Advance Guard (each column) - place in column to be designated by the Advance Guard Commander.
4, Billeting Areas:-
Area assigned Column #2:- Inside Division limits, east of KYLL RIVER and north of line NOHN NDR, EHE - KERPEN - BERNDORF HILLESHEIM. (all inclusive).
Advance Guard Troops:- Northeast of line LEUD-ERSDORF - MIRBACH - ALENDORF - WAIDOR? (all inclusive), Cavalry in DOLLENDORF.
5th Marines:- Balance of area except HILLESHEIM and BERNDORF.
The 12th F.A. Rest: Towns of HILLESHEIM and . BERNDORF.
5,(a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum 4th Brigade, 19th November 1918.
(b) Trains:- Battalion trains will accompany battalions on the march. The remainder of trains will assemble by Regiments under the command of Train Commanders designated by Regimental Commanders and march in rear of Regimental Columns. 4th Brigade Headquarters and 6th Machine Gun Battalion trains will join 6th Marines at HILLESHEIM.
6, P.C. 4th Brigade will close at 11:00 A.1. 6th December 1918, and open same time at WEISBAuM, Staff Officer at old P.C. until 3:00 PM for information.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lt-Colonel, USMC,
Adjutant.
DOT1.:- Two :Field Order;; one dated Dec, 3, 1918 and one dated Dec. 5, 1918.
u. 0, iinTT,;'...,1,DT, Capt. Inc. Chief of Historical Section.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American E.P. 3rd December 118,
11:10 P.M.
S E C R E T
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1. In accordance with verbal instructions, Commanding General, 2nd Division 3 Dec. /1R, Column #2 will continue it's march to the RHINE on 4th December 118.
2. (a) Route of March, Column #2:- PRUM - BUDESHEIM west side road aquare - SCHEUERN - AUEL - LIS-SENDORF.
(b) Left (west boundary, 2nd Division:- DAHLEM (inclusive)ORMONT (exclusive) - PRONSFIEID (Inc.).
(c) Route of March, Column #1, 2nd Division, on right:-; Does not move.
(d) Outpost Line of Resistance at end of day's March:- General Line, MULLENBORNE - STADTKYLL and prolongations.
(e) "Barrier Line" - not to be crossed by troops or individuals of column #2 until further orders:- GEROLSTEIN - OBERBETTINGEN DAHLEM,
3. Column #2 will march as follows:-
(a) Advance Guard (Colonel Logan Aland,Commanding)
5th Marines
,E" Battery, 12th P.A.
Mounted Detachment, 12th F. A.
"D" Company, 2nd Engineers.
The Advance Guard will form so as to cross the present line of observation at 7:30 A.M.; distance rear element to head Main Body, about two (2) kilometers. The Advance Guard Commander will provide:-
(1) A Left Flank Guard consisting of one Battalion infantry, one Machine un company and a Mounted Detachment (12th P.A.), to protect the left flank of Column #2.
Route of March:- OLZHEIM REUTH - STADTKYLL DAHLEM, Mounted Patrols (12th F.A.) will be sent to the westward to cover the left flank and establish liaison with any Allied troops that may be in that region,
(2) Small Patrols to protect right flank and maintain liaison with Column #1 on our right.
(3) Mounted Points to precede infantry points
on the march, Upon the completion of the march
on 4th December /18 the Advance Commander will
establish an outpost Line of resistance along
the general line MULLENBORN - STADTKYLL and
prolongations: Dividing line between Columns
#1 and #2, the line BUDESHEIM - AULTA4NBORN and
prolongation to north east.
Troops will be disposed on this line as follows:-
MULLENBORN: One company Infantry, One Platoon machine guns; to form combat liaison group with equal force from Column #1.
UB'ERDETTINGEN:
BASBERG:-Lissendorf:. SCHULtR:-GLADT:-
DAHLEM:
STADTEYLL:
GONNERSDORF:-
One Company Infantry, one company
machine guns.
One Company Infantry.
One Company.Infantry.
One Company Infantry
One Compan! Infantry
One Company Infantry
One Company Infantry, one company,
machine guns,
Combat liaison group of one section
infantry each frOm battalions on
right and.left.
STEFFEID: One battalion infantry, one company
machine guns.
(b) Main Body:-.
6th Marines
12th F.A. less one battery.
The 6th Marines will march by battalions
.at 7:30 A.A. to new billets (Par. 4) via short-
est routes, clearing PRUM by 9:30 A.M. 1st Bat-
talion remains in place.
. The.12th P.A. will march, head of column at south exit of PRUM at 9:30 A.M. Upon complet-ion.of the day's march the Regimental Commander will reconnoitre and establish positions to
support the 'Outpost Line of Resistance".
All elements of Column #2 will be within billeting Area (Par 4) by 8:00 P.M. 3rd December
118. '
All measures for security of'the command,
both on the march and while halted. will be taken,
The first halt will be t5 minutes before the hour and thereafter for 10 miAutes before the hour. There will be a halt of one hour at noon, Billeting parties will march in a body with the Advance Guard(each column) - place in column to be designated by Advance Guard Commander.
4, BILLETING AREAS:.
Area assigned Column #2H-.Towns within Column #2 sub-sector north of Line' MULLENBORN BUDESHEIM - WALLERSHEIM FLERINGEN - WEINSHEIM (all inclusive).
Advance Guard Troops:- Towns northeast of line, MULLENBORN - STEFFELD 4 BAASEM (all inclusive).
Marines Towns of DUPPACH, WALLERSHEIM, FLERINGEN, W-EINSHELA and GONDELSHEIM.
12th P.A.:- Towns of BUD., RSHEIM and SCHWIR-ZHEIM.
(a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum, 4th Brigade, 19th November
(b) Trains:- Combat wagons, rolling kitchens, ration and water carts will accompany battalions. Remainder of trains will form by regiments and march'in rear of columns under command of Commanders of trains designated by Regimental Commanders,
(c) Ration Dump: To be announced later,
celGasoline Dumn: GEROLSTEII. Evacuation of sick:. !Field Hospital i,'15 will receive sick on Ath December '13 at PRUM in school building back of City Hall.
6. 4th Brigade P.. C. will be announced. later
sr Command of Brigadier General 'Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lieut. Col, USMC.
E/o Adjutant.
SEICRET Headquarters 4th Brigade !rarines, American E.F.
5 December 1918:
7:30 A.M.
.OPERATIONS MEMO/
pa. 48.
1. The march to the MIZE" is to be continued on 6th December 1918. On that date Column #2 will advance with the 6th Regiment as Advance Guard.
2, Column #2 will remain in place Today exept the organizations noted below.
3. The 6th Marines will march at 8:00 KILL RIVER and billet as follows:.
across the Headquarters Supply Company, 1st and
2nd Battalions in HILLESHEIM
3rd Battalion in BERTDORF.
ROUTE OF MARCH:- Shortest available routes, TRAINS::- Trains will accompany b.atallions.
4, The Commanding Officer "E" Battery,llth and"D" Co. 2nd Engineers will get in touch with the CommandingOfficer 6th Regiment today preparatory to .the reassigncmert of their comnanies to the 6t,', Regiment when Column #2 resumes the advance.
5. Hereafter on the advance battalion 'traind will accompany battalions.
6. ROADS:0 Owing to the state of roads in this section Regimental Commanders will have reconnaissances made of roads between the present billeting areas and the main route of advance- HILLPSHEIF4 DOLLENDORF. ANTWEILER Road - today and report by 4:00 P.M. which routes they consider best for their commands.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELL/S, Adjutant.
MAPS SHEETS: #5 bis LIEGE 1,/20,000.
1. In accordance. with verbal instructions,Command-ing General, 2nd DivisiOn, 6th December 11P, Column #2 will continue its march to the RHINE at 7:30 A.M., 7th December 1918,
2.(a) Route of march. Co)umn 42:-
WIESEAUM -UDFLHOVEJ ANTWEILER - SCHULD. (The town of DOLLENDORF must. be cleared by 11:00 AM,)
(b) Left (west) boundary. 2nd Division:-ROHR - HILThRATH - OBERWINTER.
(c) Route of march. Column #1. 2nd Division on rightl-.
urrNowN.
(d) Limit of Advance. 7 December 11P:. RUPPERATH GILGENBACH - DREES
3. Column #2 will march as follows:-
(a) Advance Guard (Colonel Harry Lee, Commanding)
Troop "I" 2nd Cavalry
6th Marines
"E" Battery, 12th F. A.
Mounted Detachment, 12th P.A.
"D" Company, 2nd Engineers.
The Advance" Guard will form and march so that the leading elements will cross the line of observation at 7:30-A.M. distance rear element to head of Main Body, about 2 kilometers.
The Advance Guard Commander will provide:-
(1) Plank Guard Cavalry ("I" Troop 2nd Cavalry.) to cover the left flank, of the 2nd Division on the march and maintain liaison with Canadian troops on left flank.
(2) Small patrols to protect flanks and maintain liaison with a Company of 4th Machine Gun Battalion, which is charged with maintaining liaison between Columns #1 and 42 and billets night 7 - -8 December 1918, in towns of DUMPEL-
FELD. -
(3) Mounted Points (12th F. A.) to precede infantry points on the march.
Upon the completion of the march on 7 December 11P,the Advance Guard Commander will establish an Outpost Line of Resistance along the general line, REIPPERSHEID - AUDSCHEID, covering the main body.
(b) Main Body:- - in order of march:-
5th Marines
12th P.A. - less one battery
(1) The 5th 'trines will march, head of column at north exit WEISBAUM at 7:00 A.M., following the Advance Guard,
(2) The 12th P.A. - less one battery - will march, heae of column north exit HILLES-HEIA, at 7:W0 A.M., following the 5th Marines,
6EcRET Headquarters 4th Brigade,
FIELD ORDERS ) Marines, American E. F.
NO. 54. ) 6th December 1918.
9:45 P.M.
Ob.
FIELD ORDERS NO. 54 COWT'D.
(c) The usual measures for security will be taken; Alarm Post instructions being carefully carried out.
(d) The first halt will be 15 minutes before the hour and thereafter for 10 minutes before the hour. There will be a halt of one (1) hour at noon,
(e) Billeting Parties will march with the Advance Guard - place in Column to be designated by the Advance Guard Commander.
4. Billeting Areas:-
Area assigned Column #2:-
Towns along the AHR RIVER from INSUL to
AHRHUTTE (both inclusive).
Advance Guard Troots:-
Towns from INSUL (inclusive) to ANTWEILER
(exclusive).
(exclusive), 5th Marines:-
Towns from ArTWEILER (inclusive) to DORSia

12th F.A, Regt:-
Towns of DORSEL - AHRDORF and UDRTFOVEr
5. .(a)Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum 4th Brigade, 19th November 1918. (b)Ttains:- Battalion Trains will accompany battalions on the march. The remainder of trains will assemble and march by Regiments in rear Regimental Columns, 4th Brigade Headquarters and 6th Machine Gun.Bat, talion trains will accompany 5th Regiment,train.
6, P.C. 4th Brigade will close at 11:00 A,M. 7th December 1918, and open same time at ANTIAT=ZR. Staff Officer at old P.C. until 3:00 P.M. for information.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
riARL H. 3111S1 Lt-Colonel, USMC., Adjutant,
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Headquarters, 4th Brigade,
Marines, American E, F.
7th December 11P/
9:00 P.M.
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS
NO, 55
MAPS: Sheets #5, bis LIEGE 1/200,000.
1. In accordance with telephone instructions, Commanding General, and Division, 7th December '1A, Column #2 (leading column of 2nd Division) will continue it's march to-the RHINE at 7:30 Atli, nth December v1P,
2. (a) Route of March Column #2:-
ANTWEILER-SCHULD-AHRWEI12R-SINZIG.
(b) Left (west boundarvl 2nd Division, ROHR-HILBERATH-OBERWINTER,
(c) Limit of Advance, P December Mil OBERVIINTER-REMAGEN-KETPENICH,
3. Column #2 will march as follows:-
( ) Advance Guard (Colonel Harry Lee,Comm: nding)
("I" Troop, 2nd Cavalry.
6th Marines
"E" Battery, 12th F.A.
"D" Company, and Engineer's.
The Advance Guard will form and march so that the leading elements will cross the present line of observation (DAMPELFELD) at 7:30 A.M., distance rear element to head of Main Body, about 2 kilometer s.
The Advance Guard Commander will provide:-
(1) Advance Cavalry ("I," Troop, 2nd Cavalry) to cover the advance of Column #2, Patrols will he pushed rapidly to REMAGEN and vicinity on the RHINE on A December '1? and report made as to general conditions, crossings, etc, as soon as possible. Their activities will be confined to westward of Limit of Advance.
(2) Small Patrols to protect flanks and maintain liaison with 2nd Division Liaison Groups consist-
ing of I M, G. Company, .4th G, Battalion,' which proceeds to RINGM at 7:00 A.M. and billets night 7-9th December lln,
(3) Mounted Points (12th 7.A.) to precede infan-
try points kn the march.
(b) lain Body - in order of march:-
5th Marines
12th P.A. - less one (1) battery.
(1) The 1th Marines will march, head of column at north 'exit of ANTWEILER at 7:00 A.M. following.
Advance Guard Reserve.
(2) The 12th F,A. - less one (1) battery - will arch, head of column at junction of route of March
with branch road to DORSEL, at 7:30 and follow the 5th Marines.
(C) The usual measured for securit- will be taken; Alarm Post instructions being carefully carried out.
(d) The first halt will be 15 minutes before our and thereafter for ten (10) minutes before the hour, There will be a halt of one (1) hour at noon,
(e) Billeting Parties will march with the Advance Wiard - place in column to be designated by the Advance guard. Commander..
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o. 55 #2
Billeting Areas:
Area assigned to Column #2:-
Towns along the AHR RIVER from NEUENARH
to MAYSCHOOS (both inclusive),
Advance Guard Troops:
Town of NEUENARH
5th Marines:
Town of AHRWEILER
12th F. A. Regiment
Towns of DERNAU and MAYSCHOSS.
(a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum 4th Brigade, 19th November 119.
(b) Trains: Battalion Trains will accompany battalions on the march. Remainder of trains will assemble and march by regiments in rear of regimental columns.
(c) Sunclies:- Ration Distribution:
NEUENARH (4th Brigade Hdqrs
(6th Marines
(6th MIGABn.
"I" Troop, 2nd Cav,
1 Battery 12th F.A,
4th M.G.Bn,
AHRWEIIER (5th Marines
DERNAU (12th F. A, Regiment.
(d) Evacuation of sick :-
Field Hospital #16 will receive sick
at ADENAU from morning `nth December MM.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, will close
at ANTWEILER at 12 Noon and open at NEUZNARH
at 2:00 P.M, - in the interval head Main Body,
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lieut. Col., USMC,
Adjutant,
 

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o. 55 #2
Billeting Areas:
Area assigned to Column #2:-
Towns along the AHR RIVER from NEUENARH
to MAYSCHOOS (both inclusive),
Advance Guard Troops:
Town of NEUENARH
5th Marines:
Town of AHRWEIIER
12th F. A. Regiment
Towns of DERNAU and MAYSCHOSS.
(a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in Memorandum 4th Brigade, 19th November 119,,
(b) Trains: Battalion Trains will accompany battalions on the march. Remainder of trains will assemble and march by regiments in rear of regimental columns.
(c) Supplies:- Ration Distribution;
NEUENARH (4th Brigade Hdqrs
(6th Marines
(6th M,G.Bn.
"I" Troop, 2nd Cay.
1 Battery 12th F.A,
4th M.G.Bn.
4.

AHRWEILER (5th Marines
DERNAU (12th F. A. Regiment.
(d) Evacuation of flick :-
Field Hospital W16 will receive sick
at ADENAU from morning n.pi. December ,1P,
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, will close at ANTWEIIER at 12 Noon and open at NEUENARH at 2:00 P.M. - in the interval head Main Body,
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS. Lieut. Col., USMC, Adjutant.
Column #2
HEADQUARTERS, 4th BRIGADE, MARINESIAMERICAN E. F. 8th DECEMBER '18
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS
NO. 56.
MAPS: Sheets #5 bis LIEGE-#5 ter COBLENZ.
1. In accordance with telephone instructions, Commanding General, 2nd Division, 8th December '18, Column #2 (leading column of. 2nd Division) will march to the RHINE at 7:00 A.M. 9th December '18.
2.(a) Route of March, Column #2:-
AHRWEIDER-NEUENARH-SIVZIG to latter point thence south as follows:-
Advance Guard Troops:- SINZIG- BROHL. bth Marines:- SIMIG -LISSEN.
12th F. A.:- SINZIG -BROHL -BURGBROHL.
(b) Left (North) Boundary, 2nd Division:-ROHR -HILBERATH -OBERWINTER.
(c) Left (North) Boundary. Columa #2 upon comple-
tion of day's march:-
SINZIG -WESTUM -LOHNDFiall exclusive).
(d) Limit of Advance, 9th DeceMber 118:
WHINE RIVER from SINZIG (exclusiveT to BROM,
T finelusive) East end of LAACHER SEE.
'3 Column #2 will march as follows:-
(a)`' Advance Guard (Colonel Harry Lee, Commanding):
"I" Troop, 2nd Cavalry
6th Marines
"E" Battery, 12th P.A.
"D" Company, 2nd Engineers'.-
The Advance Guard ill form and march so that the leading elements will cross the present-line of Observation (road fork eastern edge of NEUENARH) at 7:00 A.M. Distance rear element to head Main Body:about 1000'meters. DistanCes_between elements of the AdVanceiGuatd will be reduced one half.
The. Advance Guard Commander, will provide:-
(1) Advance Cavalry ("I" Troops, 2nd Cavalry) toe-over the advance of-the 2nd Division. Patrols will continue to reconnoitre thoroughly the west-bank'of-the RHINE be-tWeen the tans of' ANDERNACH and BOLANDSECH and locate and report upon all passable -crossings.- Posts-will be -established—at all passable crossings (including ferry slips
in Use). -
(2) Small Patrols to protect flanks.
(.3) Mounted Points (12th F. A. to-prOcede infantry points cn the march.
Upon the completion of march the Advance Guard Commander will establish an Outpost Line of Resistance along the general line: WEST BANK RHINE.LAACHER-SEE-Witnin Column #2 Subsector. He will establish liaison with Column #1 on left (north) by patrols and establish posts on all crossings over the RHINE within this subsector.
//56 8th December '18
(b) (in order of march).
5th Marines
less 1 bcAtery.
12th F. A.
(1) The 5th Marines will march, head of column at eTi7T---67R-7/ ti 1,11a, at 6:30 A.M.
Upon the cempletiorf of the day's march the; ReRimental Commander will establish a Combat Liaison Group consisting of one (1) company infantry and one platoon machine z;uns, at the small village on the southwest shore oz LAACHER SEE -this force to join an equal force from the 32nd Division on our left.
(2) The 12th P.A. less one batters dill march so as to clear MAY6Ch0SS at 8:00 A.L. following th,J 5th Marines to SIMIG and thereafter the 6th Marines as far as BROHL.
(c) Thu usual measures for security will be taken: Alarm Post instructions will be carefully carried out.
(d) Halts will be made at 50 minutes before the hour and the march will be resumed exactly on
the hour,
(e) Billeting Parties will march with. the Advance Guard, place in column to be designated by the Advance Guard Commandor.
4. Billeting Areas:-
Areas assigned. to Column2
Between limit of Advance and line SINZIG-WESTUM-
LOHNDF. (All exclusive).
Advance Guard Trop; s:
All except one battery 12th F.A. at BROHL (1
battery 12th F.A. at BURGBROHL).
5th Marines: %,ISSELI
12th F.A. Reiment:- BURGBROHL.
5. a) Military Police will carry out instructions contained in :Memorandum 4th ErigL_Ae, 19th ilov.
(b) Trains: Battalion trains will accompany batta-
lions on the march. Remainder of trains will
assemble march by Regiments in rear Regimen-
tal Columns.
(c) Supplies: Ration Distribution:
BOHL: 6th Marines
4th Brigade Hdqrs.
6th M. G. Bn.
1 Troop 2nd Cavalry
1 Company, 2nd. Engineers
1 Battery, 12th F.A.
5th i.,),rines
12th F.A.
Evacuation of sick:- Same as on 8th December '18.
6. Head .darters 4th Brigade will close at DUJE,VARH at 11:00 A.M. and open same time at BURGBROHL. Staff Officer at old P. C. until 3:00 P.M. for
information.
E/s By comnand of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lieut. Col., U.S.E.C.
Adjutant.
18

Headquarters, 4th Brigade
Marines American E;. P.
9th December '18
SECRET

OPERATIONS MEMO No. 51.

1, Column ,Y2 will remain in plate 10th December Y18
except as set forth below:-

6th Marines
1 Company infantry and 1 Platoon Machine guns to west and ANDERNACH to form combat liaison post with equal force 32nd Division,
5th Marines
Withdraw combat liaison group at WEHR to billeting
area,
2. The above movement of troops to be completed by 4:00 B,M. The right limit of the Column #2 subsector will then he:- Line, ANDERNACH (exclusive) to south shore LAACHER SEE.
3, ADMINISTRATION
Evacuation of sick:- to F. H, #15 at HUH HOTEL,
NEUENARH on 10th December.
Ration Distribution 10th December 11P.
3ROHL 4th Brigade Hdqrs.
6th Marines
1 Troop 2nd Cay.
1 Co,, 2nd Engrs,
BURGBROHL: 5th Marines
6th r, G. Bn,
12th F. A.
Gasoline Dump:- }TEIMaISHEI:1
Veterinary:- All sick animals will be turned in to the Corp Veternarian at
LUXUM (Plalometers west of MAYEN
By command of Brigadier General reville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lt.Col. USN.
Adjutant,
Headquarters, 4th.B rigade,
marines, American E.F.,
10 Dec., 1918.
operations memorandum # 52.
zEarlization of Right sutsector-Rhine Sector._ 2nd Div. lO Dec! 118.
1. Subsector Limits:-
Left (north) line - SINZIG-1NESTUM- LOTTIWF (all exclusive)
Right (south} line -ANDERNACH (exclusive)
r
South Shore LAACHER SEE.
2. First Position:-
Positipn of Observation and Resistance
along Rhine River from ANDERNACH (exclusive)
to SINZIG (exclusive)
3. Mission of Brigade:-
To hold Position of Resistance
4. Disposition of Troops.
.(a) Front Line:- 6th,Marines (Col. Lee,
Commanding)
ANDERNACH - (Liaison group from 1st.
Batt. 6th. Wrines.)
NAMELY -1st. Battalion, 6th. Marines. BRBHL -3rd. Battalion and 2 CotS. 2nd B att. 6th. Mar.
BREISIG -2 Co's.2nd.Batt.6th.Marines (patrols to IOISDORF, liaison with 3rd . Brigade.)
(b); .support:- 5th.Marines. (Col. ii‘eland,
Commanding)
NDR. ZISSEN- 3rd Battalion, 5th.- Marines.
'7ALDORF -2nd Battalion, 5th. Marines. FRANKEM and vicinity, lst. tattnlion, 5th.
marines.
(o; Artillery:.
BURGBROHL .12th F.A. (alarm positions
for supporting position of Resistance.)
2.
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operations memorandum it 52.
(d) Combat Liaison:-
A Right - (32nd.Division) 1 Co. Inf. and 1 platoon M.G., forming,with equal force from 32nd. Division, combat liSta.on group in west end ANDERNACH.
Left -7 (3rd. Brigade.)
patrols from post et BREISIG to 3rd Brigade post at KOISDORF. •
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,
Lt. Colone1,-U.S.M.C. Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American E.F.
12th December.118.
SECRET
FIELD ORDERS
NO. 57.
MAPS; Sheets 5 bis LIEGE - 5 ter COBLENZ1/200,000.
1. The 2nd Division, Column #1 leading, is to cross the RHINE RIVER via bridge at REMAGEN on 13 December '18 and occupy a sector on the east bank, front to the north.
2, Column #2 following Column #1 at a distance of two (2) kilometers, will cross to the east bank of the Rhine on 13 December 118 and occupy the west subsector of the 2nd Division Sector.
Main Route of March:-BROHL4SINZIG.REMAGEN.
LINZ-RHEINBROHL.
Column #1 is to clear bridge at REMAGEN at 12:00 noon and march south via MAIN Route of March. It's march must not be interferred with, The Main Road junction north of SINZIG must be cleared by Column #2 at 2:00 P.M.
Brigade Subsector Limits:.
Right (east)-General line HONNEF-HEDDESDORF,join.
ing 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division..
Left (west -RHINE RIVER south to ORBAR.
Front,-Barrier Line:Circle with a 30 kilometer
radius from RHINE Bridge at COBLENZ.
2nd Division P.O, HEDDESDORF.
3,(a) The 5th Marines will march, head of column at GARDORF at 8:00 A,M. leading the column.
Route of march:ZISSEN - HALDORF SINZIG REMAGEN LINE - RHEINBROHL.
(b)' The 6th Marines will cross to the east bank of the RHINE by ferry at BREISIG and ANDERIACHIbegin-ning at 6:00 A,M. and march to destination by short. est available routes.
(c) The 12th F,A. Regiment will march, head of column at eastern exit of BURGBBOHL at 8:00 A.M. joining column in rear 5th Marines at SINZIG.
Route of March BROHL -'SINZIG REMAGEN - LINZ - RHEINBROHL.
(a) The usual measures for security will be taken. (t)) Halts will be made at 50 minutes before the hour
and the march will be resumed exactly on the hour. (f) :Billeting parties will proceed to east bank of
RHINE by ferry and thence via shortest available
route to destination.
(F) Vo troops will be east of NEUWIED OR THE east bank of the RHINE before 3:01 PM, 13th December '18.
4. urr,r1 arrival within the Brigade subsector troops
will be disposed for defense as follows:-
5in Marines in line:-will :stablish an Outpost Line of ResT5Tince to north of HORNINGEN covering TFigade subsector, Main Body billeted in HONNINGEN1
6th. Marines in support:-Billeted in RheinbrohI. LEUTESDORF and villages between those towns,
12th F.A. Billeted in Rheinbrohl with positions T5Thunp(5rt outpost Line of Resistance,
F. O. No. 57
(a) Battalion trains will accompany battalions on the march, Remainder of trains will assemble by regiments and march in rear of Regimental columns,
. The Trains of 5th Marines will follow Main route of March joining Regiment at SINZIG.
The trains of 5th Marines will follow main route of march joining regiment at SINZIG.
The trains of 6th Marines will follow rear
of trains of 12th P.A. as they pass through BROHL.
(b) Evacuation of Sick 13 December 11P. To: F. H. #15, NEIJENARH.
(c) Ration Distributior Points 13th December 18.
RHEINBROHL Hol. 4th Brigade
6th Marines and 2 companies
6th LL G. Bn.
12th F. A.
Hq. 6th M. G. Bn.
HONNINGEN : 5th Marines and 2 companies
6th M. G. Bh.
6. P. C. 4th Brigade will close at BURGBROTIL at 11:00 A,14. and open at RHEINBROHL at same time,
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS,. Lt-Col., USMC. Adjutant.
E/s
Headquarters 4th Brigade, Marines, American E.F. December 14, 191A.
OPERATIONS MPIffO NO. 53.
The Fourth Brigade is to occupy the front line of the Second Division sector.
Front Line:.- This line is to be determined by a straight line"joining the following-villages:-
NESCHEN (incl) - WEIBENFELS (incl) - AR?TSAU (incl) - HAKNEN (incl) - HOTHEKREUZ (incl) - ARIENDORF (incl).
The Right and left boundaries of the 2nd Division remain as before;
Troops will be disposed for the occunation. of the front line as follows:- •
5th Marines:-
(a) Withdraw troops from LEUBSOF (outside boundary).
(b) Dispose of 2 companies infantry and Machine Gun Company (at least) to westward with posts on roads crossing the front line. (o) Remainder of 5th Marines remains in place.
You will cause the front line to be plainly marked by signs on each road crossing the boundary within the Division Area; these signs to read in English and German "AmeriCan Bridge Head Boundary; Passage beyond this point-forbidden, except by proper authority".
No Allied troops will cross the line defined under any pretest whatever unless specifically authorized in writing by the- Army Commander. Civilians will be allored to circulate in the day time.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EARLY H. ELLIS,
Lt.-Colonel, USA C, Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines; American 3. F. • December 15, 1918,
FIMID Or.DCRS ) No. 58
MAPS:- SHEETS: No. 5 bis Mrff..1 1/200,000 5 ter COBLENZ 1/200,000.
1. The 2nd Division is to occupy its RHINE Subsector on 16th December 1918, in column of Brigades, 4th Brigade in line.•
2. (a) The .4th Brigade will occupy the front line on 16th December with both regiments in line, 5th Marines on the right anti the 6th Marines on the left.
• (b) Boundaries 2nd Division:—
Right (northeast) oundary:- ROSSBACH (incl)-ALTWIED (incl)-OBERBIEBER (excl)-GLADSBACH-HEIMBACH-WEIS-SAYN (all excl) BENDOU (incl)-WEITERS'BURG (incl) VALLENDAR (incl).
Left (southwest Boundar. :- The RHINE south to URBAR (NEUWIED reserved).
Dividing Line, between Regiments.:- Line: ROTHER-KREUZ-WEISP3LD-ROCKEOF:LD (all incitsive in right sub-sector).
Billeting Area 4th Brigade:- Area northwest of
the line MELSBACH (incl)-NDR.BIEBR (excl)-RODENBACH (excl) WALL217DRF (exol) GONWERSDOR? (excl) - TEUTESDORP (incl).
Organization of sector -Disposition of troops) Right subsector - 5th Marines:-
Outpost line:-1 Battalion infantry and 1 machine Gun Co. 2nd Line Switch Position:- 1 Battalion infantry
and 1 Machine-Gun Company. - •
3rd tine-Switch Position:- Balance of Regiment,. Left Subsector - 6th Marines:
Outpost tine ‘-1. Battalion infantry and 1 machine Gun Co. 2nd Switch :Position: 1 Battalion inantry and 1 Machine Cun Cqmpany.
3rd Line Switch Tosition:- Remainder-Of Regiment.
Combat Liaison:-
Right (32nd Division.):
Squad Post at HOCHSCHEID,
Between Regiments:-
1 Machine dun Co.-of the 6th MaOhine Gun Batta-
lion now attached to 5th Marines and one platoon infantry from each 5th and 6th Marines at BREMSCHEID.
3. The Brigadc will-march and occupy positions as follows: --
(a) 5th Marinee, except troop-s on Outpost Line, will march at 7:30 AM-e.1 battalion and 2 machine gun companys via HONPINGEN-6111DBRDITBCH road to WALDBREIT-3.11N.-E0S,SBACH and vicinity (1 machine gun company to Bremscheid): Remainder of Regiment.via HONNING2N-InTJOH-RODXBACH Road to SI,JG1-.;NDORF, ALT2I4ED and vicinity.
(b) 6th Marines will remain in present area extent one battalion which will march (when road is cleared by 5th Marines) via.RdEINBROHL-HOVNINGIT and ARIiNDOEF and relief the elements of the 5th.Mirines now on Outpost line. Upon relief being effected Coma-and of Left subsector will pass to Regimental Comilander, 6th Marines.
(c) The 6th Machine Gun Battalion will be
assizned as at present except Battalion Headcuarters and 1 Company-attached to rear battalion 6th Marines which will, when road is cleared by 5th Marines
march via WOLLENDORF-ALTgISP road to MEtSBACH for station,
 

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(b) The 12th Field Artillery is detached from
column #2 and is to remain in present billets,
(e) IRLICH will be cleared by 14:00 Hours.
4, Battalion trains will accompany battalions, Remainderof trains will .march at.discretion of Regimental Commanders,
5.. Headquarters 4th Brigade closes at "'TOWING:2J at 12 Noon and opens.same time at NOR, BIII31M.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
,y3ARL H.' ELLIS,
Lt-Colonel, usmc,
Adjutant.
headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marines, American h. F. 22nd December '18.
OPERATIONS MEMORANDUM
NO. 55.
1. The following procedure will be followed normally upon the apprehension of members of our forces attempting to cross- either way - the bridge head boundary without the written authority of the Commander of the 3rd Army.
OFFICERS: Detain them'on the spot, secure nape; rank, organization, duty on which engaged, station, proposed destination, reason for journey, method of travelling, etc., and report facts by telephone direct to Brigade Headquarters. If an ordinary case and officer is travelling by motor send him under escort of an officer to G-3, 2nd Division Headquarters where his case will be heard and disposed of. If the officer is not travelling by motor hold him until transprotation is furnished or until his case is otherwise disposed of.
ENLISTED MEN: Arrest them, secure information as in the case of officers and report facts to Brigade Headquarters; then turn them over to the Military Police with instructions to proceed with them to G-3, 2nd Division. They may proceed by any available transportation, including trains.
REPORT OF DETENTIONS; In all eases when an _ officer or man is -detained the Commander of the out post will prepare a written memorandum of the date in the case and forward it to G-3, 2nd Division by the officer of Military police having the person in custody. A copy of each memorandum will also he forwarded to Brigade Headquarters.
By command of Brigadier Genercl Neville:
EARL H. ELLIS;
Lieut. Col., USMC.
Adjutant.
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Headquarters 4th Brigade, Marines, American E.P. December 24, 1918.
STANDING ORDERS
SECOND DIVISION SECTOR - COBLEHZ BRIDGEHEAD
1. LIMITS OF 2ND DIVISION AREA:-
Outer Limit (Bridgehead boundary):-
WESCNEN iinclusive) - WEI:T.07E1S (inclusive
ARNSAU (inclusive) - HAICNEN (inclusive) - HOT_In
(inclusive) - ARIENDORF (inclusive),
• Right (northeast) Limit:- •
ROSSEACH (inclusive) - ALTWI]D (inclusive)
OBER BIEBER (exclusive) - GLADSBACH HEIMBACH - WEIS
SAYN (all exclusive) - BENDORF (inclusive) - WEITERSBURG
(inclusive) - VALLENDAR (inclusive),
Left (southwest) Limit:-
RHINE south to VALLENDAR (inclusiVe),(MEUWIED)
reserved),
(a)4th Brigade-arinest-area Boundaries:-
That part of the 2nd Division area north of the line:- MELSPACH ALTWIED - RODENBACH - IEUTESDORF ('all inclusive) ancl routes to 4th Brigade Headquarters at T'Tdr. 'BIEBER.
Dividing_ Line between Regiments (Subsectorsi:-HOTP:112-KREUZ - WEISFSED - HAHNEN HOCklIN-FELD (all inclusive in right (east) subsector) thence southeast to WALITIzNDORF (exclusive.
2. The Outer Limit, or plainly marked by signs on darn within the-Divisional in English and German:- Bridgehead Boundary, will be each road crossing the boun-Area,. These signs will read

"American Bridgehead- Boundary. passage beyond this toint forbidden, except by proper authority;'
3. No allied troops will cross the Bridgehead Boundary under any rretext whatever, unless specifically authorized in writing by the Army Commander, Members of the Allied Armies attempting to enter the sector via the Bridgehead Boundary Without the written authority of the Army Commander will be held at the boundary and the fact . reported to Brigade Headquarters.
4. The following procedure will be followed in the case of members of the Allied Armies attempting to
cross the Bridgehead Boundary without the written authority of the Commander 3rd Army:-
OFFICERS: Detain them on the spot, secure name, rank,organization, duty on which engaged, station, proposed destination, reason for journey, methodof traveling, etc., and report facts by. telephone direct to Brigade Headquarters. Then if an ordinary case and-the officer is travel4ng ing by motor send him under escort of an officer to G-3, 2nd Division Headou.7rters.. If the officer is not traveling by motor hold him until transportation is furnished or until his case is otherwise disposed of.
• hILISTED c2J7: Arrest them, secure information as in the case of officers and report facts to BriAde Headquarters; then turn them over to the }iilitary Police with instructions to proceed with them to 11-3, 2nd Division
They may proceed by arg available transportation, including trains,
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5. The following regulations will govern the circulation of civilians:-
Provost Posts will be immediately established in the following towns:
A)NNINGEN H1RSCHBACH
ROSSBACH-on-the-SIEG SCHENKELBERG
NESCHEN WEIDENHAHN
HEMBACH HAHN
ROSSBACH-o n-the-WIED WALINIEROD
7UNDERSBACH IDUTSCHRACH
MONTABAUR

All civilians residing in the area occupied by the Third Corps desiring to pass American outposts to the East, (north) other than into the area occupied by our Allies on our left and right, are directed to secure from the Burgomaster under whose jurisdiction they
reside a pass signed by him in ink. Each Burgomaster will be held responsible for the character of the individual to whom the pass is issued and for the errand, which will be stated on the pass, upon which the individual is engaaed.
Each Burgomaster within the area occupied by the Third Corps will forward his signature, in ink, to all posts mentioned in paragraph 1,
These signatures will be preserved and reference will be made to them and the signatures compared when a pass is presented.
Passes thus signed by Burgomasters will be honored and stamped by any of the Provost Posts,established in the towns mentioned in paragraph 1.
Passes so stamped will permit the bearer to pass the outpost line.
Sentries will be charged with allowing no one to pass East (north) of their posts without challenge. They will allow to pass East (north) of the outpost line-Only those in possession of passes properly stamped with the Provost stamp.
All passes in the posession of individuals reentering our lines will be turned in by them to the Burgomaster from whom procured.
Burgomasters will number serially all passes issued and will be held responsible for their collection and destruction. They will see to it that the same pass is not made use of more than once.
CiviliangliVing within our lines whose datky occupation takes them without, will be issued a pass which clearly states that daily passing of our outpost positions is necessary due to the work upon which the individual is enaaged.
Divisions will acquaint themselves with these last mentioned and exceptional cases within the Division area, and in these Oases will allow the sane pass to be Continually used unless its cancellation be decided desi-reable.
No individual will be allowed to pass without the American line of outposts unless in possession of a pass issued and stamped as herein provided,
All Burgomasters will be advised of the above regulations.
The Civilian population, in the pursuance of their daily occupations will be permitted to circulate within th,J
soy E; occupied by the 2nd Division at all hours.
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6. Ex-prisoners of war:- Repatriated allied prisoners of war attempting to enter the Bridgehaed will be turned over to the Military Police (with data sheet) and sent to G-2, 2nd Division, as in the ease of enlisted men.
Russian ex-prisoners of war will not be permitted to cross within.. theBridgehead Boundary under any circumstances.
Report of Detentiops:- In all cases when persons are detained the do:mander of the Outpost will prepare a written memorandum cf the data in the case and forward it to the proper officer, Headquarters 2nd Division, by the officer or Military police having the person in custody. A copy of each memorandum will also be forwarded to Brigade Headquarters at the first opportunity.
7. The German Army undertakes to police the neutral zone beyond the Coblenz Bridgehead boundary and German police patrols may be expected-to be seen in the neutral zone from time to time for this purpose.
8. The Fourth Brigade will guard the RHINE River from the northern end of SCHLOSS PARK at NEUWIED (exclusive) to the Bridgehead Boundary. •
Guards will be placed at all bridges, all ferry landings and all railroad StatiOns to prevent the passage by boat, train or other means,
of ammunition and supplies from the south to the north bank of the RHINE. Boat landings will be visited by patrols, while boats are discharging, and the bank of the river will be patrolled at irregular intervals.
The ordinary passage of market produce intended for local consumption will not be interferred with. The shipment of food supplies in large quantities, ammunition or other war materials will be held and these Headquarters notified.
Railway trains will be examined at HONNINGEN. All enlisted men traveling on trains without authority will be arrested; all officers traveling without proper
authority will be detained, The procedure to be followed
in these .cases will be the same as that noted in Par. 4.
9. FIRE ARMS: Commanding Officers will require that
all fire arms and ammunition therefore (except as noted
hereafter) be delivered by the inhabitants to the Burgo-
masters at the town halls within two hours after the
arrival of Commanding Officers in said towns. The Burgo-
master is charged with the custody of said arms and amm-
unition during the American occupation.
Burgomasters will be required to furnish Comman-
ding Officers lists of the fire arms and ammunition turned
into them by the inhabitants. The accuracy of these lists,
with the date and locality, will be verified by an inspeete
ctor and a copy will be forwarded to G-2, 2nd Division,
via Brigade Headquarters.
Gendarmes will be permitted to carry a revolver
in addition to .their swords. They will be required to
turn in.their carbines to the Burgomasters.
Regularly appointed Forresters will be permitted
to retain light hunting rifles for the purpose of prtec-
ting the public forests from depredations.
As soon as troops reach their permanent areas,
the Commanding Officer will require Burgomasters to sub-
mit the names-of all eenearmes and foresters authorized
to carry arms, as herein specified, and will issue passes
to each individual for this purpose.
Hunting within the limits of the Bridgehead
occupied by the troops of the 2nd Division is absolutely
prohibited. There will be no discharge of firearms within
these limits, except at the duly authorized target practice.
10. ALARMS: The alarm signal for units will be the sounding of "to arms" on the bugle or the firing of five shots in quick succession from the rifle.
All officers and men must know the alarm signals, the location of Alarm Posts and the orders regarding them,
All officers will habitually carry their pistols unless they are performing duttl which renders it impracticable.
All soldiers, armed with the rifle, will habitually wear their belts and carry their rifles except when on dutg, the performance of which would be interferred with or handicapped by such equipment. When arms 'am* not carried they will be properly stacked and kept under' guard.
• 11, MEETINGS ETC:- Assembling of people in crowds, is strictly forbidden. This shall not be interpreted, however to prevent the holding of regular church services in authorized places of worship.
American and Germanspwi1lenot be permitted to frequent cafes at the same hours. Cafe hours for German population, morning to 5:00 P.M: for Americans, 5:00 P.M., to 9:00 P.M.
12, STRANGERS/ETV— Commanding Officers will require Burgomasters to furnish them lists of all strangers or irresponsible persons within their jurisdictions.
13, SALE OF FOOD, LIQUOR ETC:- Members of the American forces are forbidden to purchase bread, cereals or fats from the German people, Commanding Officers will require Burgomasters to have posted in all stores a proclomation forbidding the proprietor to sell or give to any American or member of the Allied Forces any of the above named articles.
Food will not be requisitioned.
The sale of liquor, except beer and light wines, to American soldiers is forbidden. The sale of beer and light wines to American soldiers are prohibited except between the hours of 5:00 P.M., and 9:00 P.M.
14. In all cases where orders issued by the military affect the civilian population Commanding Officers of towns will require the Burgomaster to publish the provisions of the Order to the people either verbally or by written notice.
By command of Brigadier General
EARL. H, ELLIS,
Lt-Colonel, U. S.M.C. Adjutant,
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Headquarters, 4th Brigade, Marine Corps,American 28th December 1918.
OPERATIONS MEMORANDUM
No. 70
1. Printed copies of Rules and Regulations issued by the Commander-in-Chief for the guidance of the inhabitants of the Coblenz bridgehead area forwarded herewith for distribution and posting throughout your sub-sector. These Rules are effective from 27 December. You will see that all Burgomasters and other interested German officials are furnished with copies.
"Standing Orders - 2nd Division Sector -Coblenz Bridgehead", 4th Brigade, 24 December 1918, are hereby modified to conform.
By command of Brigadier General Neville:
EAL H. ELLIS,
Lt-Colonel, U,S.A,C, Adjutant.
Headquarters, 4th Briade
Marine Con is, Am. F. Germany, 30 December 1918.
OPERATIONS 1/12210RANDUM
#71
With the approval of G-3 2nd Division after conference with G-3 32nd Division, liaison will be maintained between the two Divisions as follows:-
(a) Small patrol from the 32nd Division patrolling between NESCHEN and ROSSBACH.
(b) Small patrol from 2nd Division (5th Marines) patrolling between WOLFENUCKR and KURTSCHAID.
2. The Detachment of the 5th Marines now at HOCHSCHEID will be withdrawn and rejoin its unit.
3. The above changes will take effect upon receipt of this order,
By command of Brigadier General Neville;
EARL H. 'ELLIS.
Lt.-Colonel, U.S.M.C. Adjutant..
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Copy to:
C.O. 5th Regt,
C.O. 6th Regt.
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