||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.
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||Mobilization Orders received by Major Watler A. Marden, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, Wisconsin national Guard. These orders were forwarded by the Adjutant Generals Office in Madison, WI from the Military Bureau in Washington DC:
STATE OF WISCONSIN
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE
MADISON July 12,1917.
From: Adjutant General.
To: Commanding Officers, Wisconsin National Guard.
Subject: National Guard organizations called into Federal Service.
1. At the request of the Commanding General, Central Department, the following letter of the Chief Militia Bureau, is published for the information and guidance of all concerned.
Washington, D. C.,
From: The Chief, Militia Bureau
TO: The Officer in Charge Of Militia Affairs, Head-quarters, Central Department
Subject: National Guard Organizations to be called into Federal Service Juicy 15,1917.
I am enclosing herewith a list showing the National Guard organizations within your department that are to be called into Federal service on July 15,1917.
In determining the number of Dental Surgeons authorized for each State you should be guided by Section 10 of the Act of June 3,1916, which authorizes one Dental Surgeon for each one thousand enlisted men of the line.
In determining the number of assistant veterinarians for mounted organizations you should be guided by the number of animals with the organization. In no case should the number authorized for mounted organizations by Section 16 of the Act of June 3,1916, and Tables of Organization. United States Army, 1917,be exceeded.
W. A. MANN
Brig. Gen. General Staff.
HQ. Central Dept., Chicago, Ill., July 9,1917. Copy furnished for information of all concerned.
By command of Major General Barry,
H. 0. S. HEISTAND
Adjutant General, Dept. Adjutant.
Natl. Guard Organizations to be called into Federal service
Headquarters, 1st Brigade
Troops A, B, C, D, F, G. H, I, K, Cavalry
Troop-- Cavalry at Eau Claire
Battalion Headquarters, 1st Bn., lst Field Artillery
Battery A, Field Artillery
Battery B, Field Artillery
Battery C, Field Artillery
Separate Battery D, Field Artillery
Separate Battery E, Field Artillery
Separate Battery F, Field Artillery
1st Battalion Engineers
1st Separate Company, Infantry
Ambulance Company No. 1
Ambulance Company No. 2
Field Hospital Company No.1
Field Hospital Company No.2
Organizations reported as existing June 25,1917. Inspection necessary before recognition and muster into Federal service. Headquarters and Supply Companies, lst Field Artillery Headquarters Troop
Machine Gun Troop
Troop M, Cavalry
Headquarters and Supply Detachment, lst Bn, Signal Corps Company A, Signal Corps
Company B, Signal Corps
4th, Regiment Infantry
5th, Regiment Infantry
6th, Regiment Infantry
1st Separate Company listed above to be one of the companies in either the 4th, 5th, or 8th, Regiments of Infantry.
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127th United States Infantry
2nd Wisconsin National Guard