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First Division War Diary Entry1
June 12, 1917 Aboard the U.S.A.T. Tenadores
Weather Fair, Health good.
1. As the loading of several of the transports was completed they cleared the Hoboken Docks and moved out into the stream, at least five anchoring in North River, the “Tenadores” opposite 96th Street and others lower down.2
2. Owing to the lack of facilities for communication and the necessary secrecy maintained by the Naval authorities in control, exact details as to time of movements of the several transports and their present location cannot now be given.
G. C. M.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of General Headquarters (GHQ), War Diaries, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Diary entry signed.
1. Army regulations required divisions to keep journals of march in peacetime and war diaries on campaign. The journal was to contain a historical record of the march, facts as to equipment, clothing, supply, shelter, roads, weather, health of troops, and incidents of any kind that might have value. Marshall made most of the entries in the First Division War Diary between June 12 and December 8, 1917.
2. The convoy included ten army troop transports, four cargo transports, three navy troop transports (for the Fifth Marine Corps Regiment), plus navy escort vessels. The convoy sailed in four sections with the Tenadores in the first.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 109.