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Charles B. Wemple's Florence Home Guard papers, 1918-1920
Overview of the Collection
- Wemple, Charles B. (Charles Bartlett), 1880-1969
- Charles B. Wemple's Florence Home Guard papers
- 1918-1920 (inclusive)19181920
- 0.2 linear feet
- Collection Number
- Mss 754
- This collection includes Charles Wemple's Florence, Montana, Home Guard correspondence, records of orders, membership pledges and roll call lists, and supply information between 1918 and 1920.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
- Access Restrictions
Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Charles B. Wemple was born in 1880, lived in Florence, Montana, during the late 1910s, and died in 1920.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection includes Charles Wemple's Florence Home Guard correspondence, records of orders, membership pledges and roll call lists, and supply information, 1918-1920. On May 20, 1918, Charles B. Wemple of Florence, Montana, wrote to Sam V. Stewart, governor of Montana, offering his creditionals and requesting permission to organize and instruct a company of home guards. Stewart responded with his informal approval. Wemple, serving as captain and instructor, recruited local young men, organized the company and held regular meetings with drilling through July and August of 1918. Some equipment was ordered. In March 1919, Wemple sent his Florence Home Guard honorable discharge form to Governor Stuart requesting the governor's signature, as Wemple did not deem it appropriate to sign his own discharge.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes.
[Name of document or photograph number], Charles B. Wemple's Florence Home Guard Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Materials were organized by type and chronology.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1/2||Roll call and membership pledges||1918-1919|
|1/3||Orders and formation diagram||1918|
|1/4||Company order book||1918|
|1/5||Sizes and other supply information||1918|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- World War, 1914-1918--Montana--Florence
- Stewart, Samuel V. (Samuel Vernon), 1872-1939--Correspondence
- Florence (Mont.). Home Guard
- Florence (Mont.)--History, Military--20th century
- Florence (Mont.)--Militia