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APPENDIX No. 1.

Commendations of the regiment in The World War.
 
A.—CORPS CITATION FOR CROIX DE GUERRE AT SOISSONS
 
DU GRAND QUARTIER GENERAL Des Armees
Du Nord et du Nord-Est,
ETAT-MAJOR
Bureau du Personnel (Decorations)
ORDER No. 10.886 "D"
(EXTRAIT)

Apres approbation du General Commandant en Chef les Foces expeditionnaries Americanies en France, le General, Commandant en Chef les Armees Francaises du Nord et du Nord-Est, cite a l'Ordre du Corps d'Armee:

LE 2EME REGIMENT DU GENIE AMERICAN SOUS LES ORDRES DU
COLONEL MITCHELL

"Engages a l'improviste dans l'offensive du 18 Juillet 1918, en pleine nuit, dans un terrain inconnu et tres difficile, ont deploye, pendant deux jours, sans se laisser arreter par les fatigues et les difficultes du ravitaillement en vivres et en eau, une ardeur et une tenacite remarquables, refoulant l'ennemi sur 11 kilometres de profendeur, capturant 2,700 prisonniers, 12 canons et plusieurs centaines mitrailleuses."

Au Grand Quartier General, le 25 Octobre 1918.
LE GENERAL, Commandant en Chef,
Signe: PETAIN.
Pour Extrait Conforme:
Le Lieutenant Colonel,
Chef du Bureau du Personnel.
M. Le Colonel MITCHELL.
 
 
Headquarters of the
Armies of the N. and N. E.
STAFF
Personnel Bureau
(Decorations)
ORDER No. 10886 "D" (Extract)
 

After approbation of the General Commander-in-Chief of the A.E.F. in France, the General C. in C. of the French Armies of the N. and the N. E. cites in the order of the Army Corps:

THE 2ND AMERICAN ENGINEERING REGIMENT UNDER THE ORDERS OF
COLONEL MITCHELL

Engaged unexpectedly in the offensive of July 18, 1918, in the middle of the night, on a terrain which was unknown and very difficult, displayed during two days, without allowing themselves to stop by fatigue and the difficulties of obtaining food and water a remarkable ardor and tenacity, driving back the enemy 11 km., capturing 2,700 prisoners 12 cannons and several hundred machine guns.

 
True Copy
Lieutenant-Colonel,
Chief of the Personnel Bureau.
Headquarters, October 25, 1918.
The Commander-in-Chief
Signed: PETAIN
 
United States, and W. A. Mitchell. 1920.
The Official History Of The Second Regiment Of Engineers And Second Engineer Train, United States Army, In The World War.
[San Antonio]: [San Antonio printing Co.].
 
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