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John Cripple Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2982

This collection houses correspondence, orders, and ephemera documenting John Cripple's service with Company D of the 61st Infantry during World War I.

Dates

  • 1918 April 18-December 18

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, orders, and ephemera documenting John Cripple's service with Company D of the 61st Infantry during World War I.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Cripple was born on April 7, 1896 in Oakview, Kentucky to John and Mary Hestor (Locke) Cripple. He served in Company K of the 29th Infantry in the Kentucky National Guard from July 17, 1916 to April 26, 1917, when he was honorably discharged. One year later, Cripple was inducted into military service in Ironton, Ohio. After completing his training, he served with Company D of the 61st Infantry in the American Expeditionary Forces. He fought in the Meuse-Argonne (now known as the Battle of Argonne) and was severely wounded on October 13, 1918. He was honorably discharged on February 6, 1919 and most likely died shortly after returning home.

Arrangement

This collection consists of five folders.

Acquisition Note

Ms. Cleo Thomas donated this collection to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections in January of 2005.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480