Robertson County TX
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War Activities of Robertson County 1917-1919
Submitted By Seldon Bain Graham Jr. whose father wrote, War Activities of Robertson County, Texas 1917 - 1919, in June 1933 as his Master's thesis in history at the University of Texas.
citizenship of Robertson County contributed much to the winning of the
World War. only a few cases were reported of citizens refusing to
contribute to the Red Cross or to the buy War Savings Stamps and
liberty Bonds. The records are not complete as to the amount of
money raised for war purposes by the people of Robertson County.
The tabulation below is only a small part of the total amount raised,
as the amount of the liberty loan listed includes only a part of the
Fourth liberty Loan. Definite information was found that the
county went over the top in the Third Liberty Loan campaign, and
according to the information given by citizens who took part in the
drive, each quota set was met except the last, or Fifth Liberty
Loan. Each of the items listed below would be much larger if the
records were complete.
There are service cards in the Adjutant General's office at Austin for 1, 166 men, 623 whites and 543 colored. Five hundred and twenty-three, or almost half of the men in service, served overseas. Of this number, 298 were white and 225 were colored. Two hundred and seventy-four whites and 10 colored are credited with having enlisted. Of this number, 63 were in the Navy, 9 in the marines, and the rest were in the Army. The service records of 12 whites and 16 colored could not be found; therefore, they are not included in the tabulations listed below.
The following tabulation indicates the distribution of men in the Army:
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