Pierpont L. Stackpole Diary
Pierpont L. Stackpole (1875-1936) kept this diary while he was aide-de-camp to General Hunter Liggett during WW I. Stackpole gives a daily account of activities and meetings at Liggett’s headquarters in Neufchateau, Ligny-en-Barrois, and Coblenz. Troop movements, dispositions, and results of the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne campaigns are recorded. Also included are Stackpole’s opinions of officers of Germany, France, England, and the U.S., as well as his attitude on YMCA, women, blacks, Franklin Roosevelt, and certain politicians. There is both a handwritten and typescript version of the diary.