The George C. Marshall Papers


George C. Marshall First Division War Diary Entry

Weather: fair. Health: good. Supplies: good.
. . . 2. The heavy rains have so washed and flooded the roads that difficulty is being encountered in hauling supplies for the troops and lumber for barracks and for the Corps Schools.
3 The 3rd Battalion of each Infantry Regiment started on a special schedule of training in preparation for a tour of duty at the front. Owing to the fact that the 2nd Battalion of each Regiment is preparing to leave for the front October 30th, and the 1st Battalions are at the front, heavy fatigue details are required from the 3rd Battalions for the Corps Schools, the Ordnance and Engineer Depots at Demange-aux-Eaux, the improvement of all picket lines which are badly flooded and the guarding of villages temporarily vacated by the 1st and 2nd Battalions. This special training is therefore being conducted under many difficulties. . . .
G. C. M.
NA/KG 120 (GHQ, War Diaries)