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Memorandum for Commanding Generals,
First Corps and Fifth Corps [s. Drum]
November 5, 1918 [Souilly], France
Message from Commander in Chief.
1. General Pershing desires that the honor of entering Sedan should fall to the First American Army. He has every confidence that the troops of the 1st Corps, assisted on their right by the 5th Corps, will enable him to realize this desire.
2. In transmitting the foregoing message, your attention is invited to the favorable opportunity now existing for pressing our advance throughout the night. Boundaries will not be considered as binding.
G. C. M., Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of the First Army, Operations Division Staff Memorandums (G-3), National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed memorandum signed.
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), pp. 165-166.