Officer's Identification Card

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Admin/Biog History Walter A. Marden was the son of Nathan Marden and was born in Chicester, NH circa 1870. He is first listed in the Oshkosh City Directories in 1890 as a concrete contractor in business with his brother Peter L. Marden. He joined the Wisconsin National Guard was Captain of Company B, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in Spanish American War. He was promoted to Major June 5, 1912, commanding the 3rd Battalion of the 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. He commanded the battalion in 1916 during the Mexican Border War. In 1917 he commanded a battalion of the 127th Infantry, 32nd Division during World War I. His health broke down in France and he was hospitalized in August and September 1918. He was then transferred to the Service of Supply until December 1918 when he was sent back to Fort Dix in the United States to help muster out troops.
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1918
Abstract Officer's Identification Card carried by Major Watler A. Marden, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. The card is signed by Captain William A. Wood, Assistant Division Adjutant (32nd Division). These official cards were issued to all officers in the American Expeditionary Forces, prior to leaving the United States. They were to be turned back in upon arrival back in the states.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.19.1
Object Name Card, Identification
People Marden, Walter A.
Subjects World War I
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
Title Officer's Identification Card
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