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Posts published in “World War I”

East Germantown or Pershing?


  One hundred years ago the people of East Germantown thought it would be a good idea to change the name of their town, but that decision came with a…

Harlem Hellfighters and Daniel G. Reid


As anyone who has viewed the recent PBS American Experience documentary “The Great War” knows, the Harlem Hellfighters was the nickname of the 369th Infantry Regiment.  It was an African-American…

The First of Many Parades


The folks in Richmond have always loved their parades. In the same issue that notified Richmond of the declaration of war, the Richmond Palladium announced that there would be a huge “patriotic celebration”…

War Hysteria on the First Day


I had intended to ease into the story of Richmond’s part in World War One.  Today marks one hundred years since President Wilson had addressed Congress four days earlier, and…