Parke County, Indiana World War I soldiers photograph album
Scope and Contents
There are also two panoramic photographs at the back of the album showing Company E, 1st Infantry Regiment of the Indiana State Militia (Indiana National Guard) in Rockville, Indiana in front of the courthouse on December 18, 1918 and Parke County soldiers about to depart by train on July 22, 1918. There is a title page which lists the dates the photographs were taken.
- 1918 April-December
- Indiana Historical Commission (Compiler, Organization)
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Conditions Governing Use
After the passage of the Selective Service Act of 1917 in May, 1452 men aged 21 to 32 were registered for the draft in Parke County. At the beginning of September 1917, the first of the selected men were sent to join the U.S. Army. Many men from the county had already joined the armed forces by that time. Parke County lost 33 of its servicemen in the war: 19 in battle, 13 from disease, and 1 from drowning.
Parke County in the World War. Rockville, IN: Rockville Tribune, 1920.
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