Huachuca Illustrated, vol 1, 1993:

chuca Illustrat

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Voices from the Canyon:
Army Paperwork

chuca Illustrat

At that time I happened to be in command of the regiment and I had my hands full. Recruits coming in every day, old noncommissioned officers being taken away to be commissioned as officers in new colored regiments, green horses to be broken and trained, clothing and equipment to be obtained and every day unforeseen problems arose that required instant solution and the day had only twenty-four hours. On top of it all a most pernicious activity on the part of people not at all concerned. Telegrams on every subject under Heaven came hourly. The Quartermaster General demanded immediate information as to "the amount of gross tonnage of shipping that has passed through your port." And we were only a thousand miles from a sea coast. Another, a two-page telegram told us that the allowance of cosmoline for greasing coast defense mortars had been increased a half-ounce. A third, a pressing one, told us that cows kept for hospital purposes could be fed on Government forage. Another requested information as to the whereabouts of a veterinarian who had been lost in transit to Honolulu where he had been ordered to join a motorized artillery that did not have a horse or mule in the command.(19)

Lt. Col. George B. Rodney, Fort Huachuca Commander, 1917-8.


19 Rodney, 283.


9. Cadres from Huachuca in World War I

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