The George C. Marshall Papers


George C. Marshall First Division War Diary Entry

Weather fair. Health good.
1. The troops of the First Division of the Convoy disembarked as ordered and proceeded to their respective camps. The battalion of Marines was temporarily accommodated in the cantonments assigned to organizations on the Third Division of the Convoy. While the men are crowded in quarters and there is practically no ground available for drills or formations in or out of camp, the portable cantonments set up by the French are most comfortable and the camp sites located on healthful ground.
2. The Second Division of the Convoy arrived and docked during the morning. The following transports formed this division: Momus, Antilles, Lenape and the Naval Transport Henderson. The commanders of the troops reported an uneventful trip, but the naval authorities reported the sinking of a submarine by one of our destroyers about 200 miles off the coast.
3. The same procedure was followed by the troops in this division of the convoy as prescribed for the first division.
G. C. M.
NA/RG 120 (GHQ, War Diaries)