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Fifteenth Field Artillery.

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The 15th Field Artillery Regiment consisted of HQ Company, Supply Company and two battalions. The 1st Battalion consisted of HQ detachment, Batteries A, B and C. The 2nd Battalion consisted of HQ detachment, Batteries D, E, F and G. Each battalion had a combat train, ammunition train and supply train. (Ed.)
 
TIME And PLACE OF ORGANIZATION.
Syracuse, N. Y., June 1, 1917.
 
Commanding Officers.
Lieut Col. Thomas E. Merrill (June 1, 1917—May 5, 1918).
Col. J. R Davis (May 5, 1918 — April 1, 1919.
Major E. J. Maloy, Apr. 1 — Apr. 14, 1919.
Major E. La Rue, Apr. 14 — May 6, 1919.
Lt. Col. H. Templeton, May 19 —June 1, 1919.
Col. J. R. Davis, June 1, 1919 to date.
 
Date of Arrival in France.
Dec. 27, 1917.
 
Training Periods.
Equipped with French materiel at Valdahon, France, and trained for two months under French instructors, Dec 30, 1917, to March 18, 1918. Divisional maneuvers at Dellincourt, Oise, from May 19 to May 31, 1918.
 
Verdun Sector.
First Battalion in Troyon sub-sector supporting Ninth Infantry. Second Battalion in Rupt sub-sector, Supporting Twenty­Third Infantry. Considerable counter preparation fire executed until May 10.
 
Aisne Marne Defensive (Chateau Thierry).
Supported attacks of Fifth and Sixth Marines on Bois de Belleau, June 6—25. Supported Third Brigade attack on Vaux July 1, firing 6000 rounds of mustard gas as preliminary preparation. Averaged 3000 rounds daigy [sic] during this period. Relieved by a regiment of the Twenty-Sixth American Division, July 9.
 
Aisne Marne Offensive (Soissons).
Assembled in Villers Cotterets forest for Soissons attack. Fired rolling barrage and advanced in close support of infantry during initial attack of July 18, firing constantly day and night until the morning of July 20, when the division was relieved. Remained in line to support attacks of the French, July 20—25.
 
Marbache Sector.
Pont-a-Mousson sub-sector from August 5—23. Very quiet.
 
St. Mihiel Offensive.
From position just east of Limey, First Battalion fired rolling barrage, while Second Battalion crossed No Mans Land behind the attacking infantry. After attack had progressed both battalions took up position behind Thiaucourt, Sept. 12, 1918. Relieved Sept. 16—17.
 
Meuse Argonne Offensive (Champagne).
Went into position behind Somme-Py Oct. 2. On Oct. 3, fired rolling barrage and advanced to positions north of Somme-Py and two kilometers southeast of Medeah Farm. From Oct. 4 to Oct. 10. engaged in considerable firing of barrages, zone and harassing fire, and heavy shelling of large German depots and railhead in vicinity of Machault. Regiment supported 36th American Division after relief of 2nd Division infantry. Followed advance of 36th Division through Vaux-Champagne, Chufilley, Coulommes et Marqueny, and Machault to Aisne river. Relieved Oct. 27—28.
 
Argonne Meuse Offensive.
Fired many barrages and kept pace with the rapid advance of the infantry Nov. I-II. Occupied various positions near Landres et St. George, Landreville, Bayonville, Nouart, Fosse, La Forge Farm, Beaumont and Yoncq. From Yoncq positions fired 7000 rounds to cover Fourth Brigade crossing of the Meuse, night Nov. I—II.
 
March to the Rhine.
Marched via Beaumont, Stenay, Montmedy, Virton, Chenois, Christach [sic Christnach], Waltbillig [sic Waldbillig], crossing German border Dec. 1. Passed through Eifel and Rhine province via Neunahr. Crossed Rhlne at Remagen Dec. 13, going into permanent billets in Wollendorf-Fahr area.
 
THE SECOND DIVISION
SYLLABI OF THE HISTORIES OF REGIMENTS AND SEPARATE ORGANIZATIONS
From dates of organization to June 1, 1919.
Coblenzer Volkszeitung, Coblenz, Germany.
 
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