Original U.S. WWI Named 39th Infantry 140th Field Artillery Officer Grouping - Lieutenant Arthur Vincent

Item Description

Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. This is a very scarce authentic WWI collection from Lieutenant Arthur Vincent who served in 140th Field Artillery Regimen. Included in this exceptional set are the following:

• Tunic approximately size 38 with correct 39th Infantry Division Delta Division shoulder patch.
• Matching pants.
• Garrison overseas cap with red artillery piping and Lieutenant bar.
• Fantastic silver topped swagger stick riding crop.
• Hand painted satchel bread bad that reads: A.P.V 140 FA with crossed cannons.
• Leather Sam Browne officers belt with cross strap.
• Wonderful knee height riding boots.
• Leather Putties (leg wraps)
• Pair of artillery signal flags.
• 1910 Canteen with cup, cover and pistol belt.
• Vintage trouser suspenders with springs.

The 39th Infantry Division (Delta Division) was an infantry formation of the Army National Guard, originally formed as the 18th Division in 1917. The division consisted of troops from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. After training at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana, the division was deployed to France.

The 39th "Delta" Division was composed of the:

- 77th Infantry Brigade (153rd Infantry, 154th Infantry, and the 141st Machine Gun Battalion);

- 78th Infantry Brigade (155th Infantry, 156th Infantry, 142nd Machine Gun Battalion);

- 64th Field Artillery Brigade (140th Field Artillery, 141st Field Artillery, 142nd Field Artillery, and the 114th Trench Mortar Battery);

- The Divisional Troops (140th Machine Gun Battalion, 114th Engineers, 114th Field Signal Battalion and Headquarters Troop); and, Trains (114th Train Headquarters and Military Police, 114th Ammunition Train, 114th Supply Train, 114th Engineer Train, and the 114th Sanitary Train. The 39th Division was brought up to strength with the addition of soldiers from Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky.

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