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Second Regiment Of Engineers.

Roll of Honor
2nd Engineer section of this site

TIME AND PLACE OF ORGANIZATION:
Colonia Dublan, Mexico, August 1st, 1916.
 
Names of Commanding Officers.
Col. J. F. McIndoe (June 1, 1918—June 27, 1918).
Lt. Col. Carey H. Brown (June 28, 1918—July 5, 1918).
Col. W. A. Mitchell (July 6, 1918—0ctober 21, 1918).
Major J. J. F. Steiner (October 22, 1918—October 29,1918).
Col. W. A. Mitchell (October 30, 1918—November 11, 1918).
Lt. Col. W. E. R. Covell (November 12, 1918—May 3, 1919).
Col. S. C. Godfrey (May 4, 1919—date).
 
Date of Arrival in France.
October 6, 1917, via Glasgow, Southampton and Le Havre.
 
Training Period.
October 15, 1917—January 1, 1918, in American Sector near Toul, engaged in construction work. January 1, —March 15, 1918, in Bourmont training area.
 
Verdun Sector.
Regiment occupied a section of the line continually occupied in the construction of fortifications. On May 16, the regiment was moved by trucks to a billeting area near Bar-le-Duc. A few days later the entire division moved by rail to the rear of the Beauvais front where it was going to relieve the First Division, but on May 30 orders were received for movement by truck to the Chateau Thierry salient the following morning.
 
Aisne-Marne Defensive (Chateau Thierry).
On June 2, 1918, the regiment took up a position in front of Lucy-Le-Bocage near the Paris-Metz road. While in this area the regiment was employed as infantry on Hill 142, and in the Bois de Belleau.
 
Aisne-Marne Offensive (Soissons.)
From July 18, to July 22 the regiment was in the Soissons offensive near Vierzy where it was again employed as infantry.
 
Marbache Sector.
After Soissons the regiment moved to a rest area near Nancy, where it remained until Aug. 7, when it moved into the line at
Pont-a-Mousson. Time in this sector was devoted to the construction of field fortifications.
 
St. Mihiel Offensive.
On August 17, the regiment moved to a training area near Toul where it remained until it moved forward for the St. Mihiel attack.
 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive (Champagne).
From Oct. 3rd to Oct. 11th the regiment was used as infantry with the 2nd Division. Oct. 11—28, the regiment was attached to the 36th Division in the advance to the Aisne river, building roads and furnishing patrols for the 36th.
 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
The last offensive, Nov. 1—11. The entire regiment was occupied opening roads through St. George and Landres et St. George, later keeping forward roads open; a light railway for artillery ammunition was also constructed; two foot bridges were thrown across the Meuse river on the night of Nov. 10—11, under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. The infantry crossed over these successfully.
 
March to the Rhine.
After the Armistice the regiment marched to the Rhine, where they are billeted in the town of Engers am Rhein. A large amount of construction work in the Division Area has been carried on from here.
 
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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