General Pershing's 2nd
Schutz Group Photographers.
General Pershing, & Major General
Dickman, with the Officers and Men of the 2nd Division,
Valendar Germany, March, 1919
Panoramic silver gelatin print
Prints & Photographs
After the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917,
President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) appointed John J. Pershing
(1860-1948) to command the American troops being sent to Europe,
the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). Pershing's army conducted
two significant operations, the Saint-Mihiel salient and the Meuse-Argonne
offensive. The later campaign led to the Inter-Allied destruction
of the Germany resistence in October 1918 and the Armistice the
following month. Seen here is Pershing with the 2nd Division
of the AEF after the war's end.