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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 1917
Abstract Telegram received by Major Watler A. Marden, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, Wisconsin National Guard. The message orders is from the Adjutant Generals Office in Madison, WI and orders him to active military duty.

Madison Wis 9:35 PM July 12 1917

Major W A Marden
Oshkosh Wis

By direction of the Governor, you are informed that the proclamation of the President of the United States, dated July 3 and made effective by official War Department telegram, calls you into Federal service on July 15. On that date you will report for duty to your immediate commanding officer by wire and remain at your present station until further orders.

Holloway Adjutant General
10:25 PM
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.
Object Name Telegram
People Marden, Walter A.
Subjects World War I
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Military mobilizations
Militia movements
Title Telegram
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