During America’s participation in World War I, 1917–1918, only
a single commander of a division, William M. Wright, is known
to have kept a diary. In it, General Wright relates his
two-month experience at St. Mihiel and especially the
Meuse-Argonne, the largest and most costly battle in American
history. In the Meuse-Argonne, the Eighty-ninth Division, made
up of 28,000 draftees from Missouri and... more...