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Admin/Biog History Ulysses Grant Carl was born on a farm near Picket, Wisconsin in January 1866, the son of Moses and Hannah Carl. Following his father's death in 1868, his mother moved to Oshkosh. He was educated in the Oshkosh schools and worked for Clark Carriage Company and J. L. Clark Manufacturing Company. When the Oshkosh Rifles, Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard, was formed in 1878, he enlisted at the age of twelve as a drummer boy. He was associated with this unit the rest of his life. He rose through the ranks to corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and in 1898 was catain of Company F. He led the company during the Spanish American War and served in Puerto Rico. In 1916 he was promoted to Regimental Quartermaster and served in the Mexican Border Conflict. He was promoted to major on July 14, 1917 and commanded the 3rd Battalion 3rd Wisconsin national Guard and later was in command of the 3rd Battalion, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division in World War I, and was gassed in France. Following his recovery, he held a post at the Port of Brest, France and mustered out in 1919. He became the Adjutant of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI (near Waupaca) on April 9, 1923 and served their until his death in 1928. He was engaged to be married to Alma Leupold at the time of his death.
Classification Archives
Collection Ulysses Grant Carl
Dates of Accumulation 1918
Abstract Report submitted by Major Ulysses Grant Carl concerning a German raid on their trences:

P. A. Elsberg:
To: Commanding Officer, 128th Infantry

The 13th of June, at 4:45 A.M. French Sergeant Vernet with two American Corporals were in the trench communicating G.C. 72 with P.P. Meineau.
The two outlook men were already placed in P.P. Meineau and the patrol was back at G.C. 72.
A german barrage was then started by the German artillery on P.P. Meineau and G.C. 72.
Barbed wire in front of P.P. was cut and one shell falling on P.P. Maineau, demolished it. The two men ran back to G.C. 72.
French Sergeant Vernet and the two American Corporals were then buried by a shell.
One of the corporals was mortally wounded and died soon after; the other corporal, probably wounded, was taken away by the enemy. Sergeant Vernet was able to recover and went to G.C. 72 to get men to transport the wounded. The Germans retired as soon as they got their prisoner.
Nobody asked for artillery barrage: so our artillery did not make any barrage.

This statement was made by the French Officer on duty with Company I, to Lt. Delcroix (French) attached to Battalion Headquarters. Received at Bn. Hdqs. 10:50 A.M. 13 June 1918.
[signed]
U G Carl
Major 128 Inf.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes Ulysses Grant Carl was born on a farm near Picket, WI circa 1868. His parents, Moses and Hannah Carl moved to Oshkosh when he was a small boy. He was educated in the Oshkosh schools and worked for Clark Carriage Company and J. L. Clark Manufacturing Company. When the Oshkosh Rifles, Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard, was formed, he enlisted at the age of twelve as a drummer boy. He was associated with this unit the rest of his life. He rose through the ranks to corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and in 1898 was catain of Company F. He led the company during the Spanish American War and served in Puerto Rico. In 1916 he was promoted to Regimental Quartermaster and served in the Mexican Border Conflict. He was promoted to major in command of the 3rd Battalion, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division in World War I, and was gassed in France. Following his recovery, he held a post at the Port of Brest, France and mustered out in 1919. He became the Adjutant of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, WI (near Waupaca) and served their until his death in 1928. He was engaged to be married to Alma Leupold at the time of his death. The vast majority of these materials relate to his service as Battalion commander in the 128th Infantry, 32nd Division. The diary in the collection was kept by his sister Rose Carl during the Spanish American War.
Object ID RG54.23
Object Name Report
People Carl, Ulysses Grant
Related unit of descrip Photograpaphs
Subjects World War I
32nd Division
128th United States Infantry
Trench warfare
Artillery (Weaponry)
Title Report
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