Sunday, March 10, 2019

North Carolina Boys in Col. Cox's Regiment Have Officially Let France for Newport News, March 10, 1919

From the Hickory Daily Record, March 10, 1919

Field Artillery Sails for Home and Welcome. . . Colonel Cox’s Regiment Officially Left France for Newport News. . . Big Parade and Celebration Planned in Raleigh in Honor of Returning Soldiers

By the Associated Press

Washington, March 10—Departure for home of the 118th field artillery, 30th division, was reported today by the war department. This is among the first units to leave France.

It was comprised originally of the old first North Carolina artillery and part of the first North Carolina infantry.

The 113th field artillery will disembark at Newport News, it was learned officially. The regiment will parade in Raleigh, more than 1,000 of its members being from North Carolina. Then it will be sent to demobilization camp.

It is still the intention of the war department to disembark as large a portion of the 30th division as can be handled at Charleston, S.C., but it was stated today that facilities there and at Camp Jackson are not completed.

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