Original U.S. WWI 29th Infantry Division Uniform - Jacket and Overseas Cap

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This United States Army Great War uniform jacket features a fantastic embroidered 29th Division Blue and Grey patch to the left shoulder, and constructed of wool with cotton lined interior. All buttons are present and there are no major defects. Also included is an overseas garrison cap in size 7 1/4 US.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to sleeve: 25"
Shoulder to shoulder: 16.5"
Chest width: 21.5"
Waist width:18.5"
Hip width: 23"
Front length: 28"

The 29th Infantry Division (29th ID), also known as the "Blue and Gray Division", is an infantry division of the United States Army based in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. It is currently a formation of the U.S. Army National Guard and contains units from Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Formed in 1917, the division deployed to France as a part of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. The division departed for the Western Front in June 1918 to join the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). The division's advance detachment reached Brest, France on 8 June. In late September, the 29th received orders to join the U.S. First Army's Meuse-Argonne Offensive as part of the French XVII Corps. During its 21 days in combat,[9] the 29th Division advanced seven kilometers, captured 2,148 prisoners, and knocked out over 250 machine guns or artillery pieces. Thirty percent of the division became casualties—170 officers and 5,691 enlisted men were killed or wounded. Shortly thereafter the Armistice with Germany was signed on 11 November 1918, ending hostilities between the Central Powers and the Allied Powers. The division returned to the United States in May 1919.[8] It demobilized on 30 May at Camp Dix, New Jersey, though it remained an active National Guard unit.

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