Field Officers 128th Infantry

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Collection Ulysses Grant Carl
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Description Photographic Postcard of three field officers: Colonel John Turner; Major Ulysses Grant Carl; and unidentified Major.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Full view of three field officers of the 128th Infantry, 32nd Division. Major Ulysses Grant Carl stands at left. Colonel John Turner, commanding the 128th Infantry sits at center. The Major at right is unidentified. All are wearing the officer's M1917 tunic with officer's "US" collar insignia, officer's crossed rifles collar insignia with "128" at top, 6 months overseas chevron on cuff of left sleeve, "Sam Brown" belt, officer's overseas cap with major's insignia, and leather leggings.
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.
Object ID P2003.14.7
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Carl, Ulysses Grant
Turner, John
Place France
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Group photographs
32nd Division
128th United States Infantry
World War I
Title Field Officers 128th Infantry
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