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1917: Marblehead joins war effort

April 16

War breaks out with Germany in Europe. Government asks for 100 recruits from Marblehead, 461 join up. Most Marbleheaders served in the renowned “Yankee Division” (101st Artillery 104th Infantry).


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 have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.

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