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Howard W. Robbins diary, [1917-1918]
- Robbins, Howard W.
- Howard W. Robbins diary
- [1917-1918] (inclusive)19171919
- 0.2 cubic feet, (1 bound item)
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- Howard W. Robbins was a first lieutenant in the 104th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. army. The Howard W. Robbins diary is a manuscript notebook from World War I (1917-1918), which includes 88 pages of handwritten material. The text is illustrated with graphs, formulas, and diagrams.
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections
Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Howard W. Robbins diary is a manuscript notebook from World War I (1917-1918), which includes 88 pages of handwritten material. The text is illustrated with graphs, formulas, and diagrams.
Lt. Robbins records information on a variety of military topics, Including Maps, Telescopes, Grouping, Compasses, the Prismatic Compass, Patrolling and Scouting, Front Line Observation and Reports, Telescopic Sights and Adjustments, Thermometer Targets, Snipers in Attack and Defense, Post Building and Post Sighting, Intelligence Generally, Duties of a Battalion Officer, Artillery Intelligence, War Trade Intelligence, the German Army, identifications, Prisoner Examination, etc.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Howard W. Robbins was a first lieutenant in the 104th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. army.
The 104th Infantry Regiment traces its history to 14 November 1639. In 1662, the unit was formed into the Hampshire Regiment of the Massachusetts Militia. It later served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, with Union forces in the American Civil War, and as a federalized Massachusetts National Guard regiment with the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War, Mexican Border Campaign, World War I and World War II.
During World War I, the French Government decorated the colors of the regiment with the Croix de Guerre for their valorous service at Brois Brule, the first time such an honor had ever come to an American unit.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Name of document, date.] [Title of collection/record group/series.] University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections. Tacoma, Washington.
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Puget Sound.
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- World War, 1914-1918--History--Sources
- World War, 1914-1918--Military intelligence
- World War, 1914-1918--Sources
- United States