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Seventeenth Field Artillery Regiment.

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TIME AND PLACE OF ORGANIZATION:
Camp Robinson, Wisconsin, May 11, 1917
 
Names of Commanding Officers.
Col. A. J. Bowley (June 17, 1917—  June 26, 1918).
Col. J. R Kelly (June 26, 1918— August 2, 1918).
Lt. Col. L. C. Sparks (August. 2, 1918— October 31, 1918).
Col, R. H. Dunlap (October 31, 1918— January 8, 1919).
Col. E. R. W. Mc Cabe (January 8, 1919— date)
 
Date of Arrival in France.
December 31, 1917.
 
Training Periods
Valdahon, France, under French instructors. Work on 155 Howitzers from Jan. 3, to March 18, 1918. Divisional maneuvers near Chambers May 27, 1918.
 
Verdun Sector.
Quiet sector near Rupt chosen for regiment's first sector. Batteries went into position March 25, and commenced practice in fire for destruction, harassing fire, counter-battery fire, counter-offensive preparation, and raids.
 
Aisne-Marne Defensive (Chateau Thierry).
Regiment entrained for Chateau Thierry salient May 31. Batteries were in position and firing June 4, located directly behind the Bois de Belleau. Here the regiment fired day and night for over a month, helping the infantry take Bois de Belleau, Boursches, Vaux, and Hill 204. Relieved July 8, by 103rd Field Artillery of 26th Division.
 
Aisne Marne Offensive (Soissons).
Regiment commenced march to Villers-Cotteret Forest July 14. Took position and fired barrage for the attack south of Soissons on July 18. Engaged here fer one week, moving forward with the infantry. Relieved on July 25, and marched to Plissis-Bellville to entrain for Nancy area.
 
Marbache Sector.
Very quiet sector near Pont-a-Mousson, Aug. 6—21. Relieved by 319th F. A. and marched to Mereville for drill, replacements, and maneuvers. Moved up Sept. 3 to prepare positions for St. Mihiel attack.
 
St. Mihiel Offensive.
Batteries in position near Limey firing according to schedule in first All American attack, Sept. 12, 1918. All objectives gained in 24 hours, and for a week the regiment busied itself reducing machine gun nests, firing captured guns. Relieved Sept. 19, and marched to Pagny-sur-Meuse for rest.
 
Meuse Argonne Offensive (Champagne).
Supported infantry in attack on Blanc Mont, Oct. 3. Until November 10 supported attacks of 2nd Division, and then supported 36th Division in pursuit of enemy to the Aisne river. Occupied positions near Vaux-Champagne and Pauvres until relieved Oct. 27—28.
 
Meuse Argonne Offensive.
Fired barrage from positions near Exermont for general attack of Nov. 1. Followed infantry advance until Nov. 10, firing barrage for crossing of Meuse river night of Nov. 10—11. Rested and equipped for march to the Rhine.
 
March to the Rhine.
Began march Nov. 17. Crossed German border Dec. 1, Rhine Dec. 14, Billetted [sic Billeted] in Bendorf until Feb. 5, when the regiment was motorized and moved to Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein.
 
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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