Buchanan, William Tazewell.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Buchanan

(first name): William

(middle name): Tazewell

Date of birth

(month): February

(day): 12th.

(year): 1896.

Place of Birth

(town): Ashland,

(county): Hanover County,

(state): Virginia

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Name of father: H. G. Buchanan

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Maiden name of mother: Lelia Scott Smith

Birthplace (country): U.S.A.

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): No

Church (denomination): None

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Fraternal Orders: None

College Fraternities: Chi Phi (Academic) Phi Alpha Delta (Legal)

Previous military service or training: P.T.B. at Washington & Lee Univ.

Education

(Preparatory): Cluster Spgs. Acad.

(College): Hampen-Sidney

Education

(University): Washington & Lee

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Occupation before entry into service: Farmer

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Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Vinita,

(county): Goochland.

Present home address

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(town): Vinita,

(county): Goochland County,

(state): Virginia

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): May 15, 1918

at (place): Fort Monroe, VA

as a (rank): private

in the: Heavy Artillery

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Identification number: 614536

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(company): 11th Company,

(regiment): Ches. Bay Coast Defense

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School, camp, station, ship: Fort Monroe

From (date): May 15, 1918

to (date): October 28, 1918.

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Regiment: 38th

Division: 41st Brigade

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RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: General Supt. of Mfg. Concern

If a change of occupation was occasioned by reason of disability acquired in the service, describe the process of re-education and readjustment, and indicate the agencies or individuals chiefly instrumental in furnishing the new occupations::

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: I was proud to be an American soldier during the War and at any time Uncle Sam goes to War I'm going to be right with him.

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: I was benefited very greatly in a physical way. Mentally, I obtained great knowledge of artillery and general military training, and especially obedience.

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What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: None particularly

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?:

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?: I have taken a far more serious view of life and know that I will be far more successful than I would have had I not had the experience in the Army.

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data:

Signed at (place): Vinita Virginia

on (date): Sunday July 20

year: 1919

(full name): William Tazewell Buchanan

(rank): Private

(branch of service): Heavy Artillery

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources::

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