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Pvt. Hubert J. Wesselman [1918]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1914-1918
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service/Ship: 3rd Platoon, Company L, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
  • Location of Service: Germany
  • Highest Rank: Private
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/67485

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"It is not very healthy to lay in them darned dugouts day after day. I don't feel much effect yet but am afraid I will in the future." (Transcript, page 27)

Hubert Wesselman served with the 89th Division in France and Germany, fighting in the Battle of St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. During his service, he expressed concerns about the long-term impact of his wartime experiences. His daughter later noted that it was evident to his family that he struggled to cope with the horrors he had suffered, but professional support for service members returning from battle was largely unavailable at the time. Tragically, after enduring war, the Great Depression, and years of strenuous work as a farmer, Wesselman took his own life at the age of 61.

[ A Short Memorandum by Pfc. Hubert Wesselman ]

More Resources

[ Photo Album ]
[ Enlistment record and Honorable Discharge ]
[ Certificate, "Columbia Gives to Her Son the Accolade of the New Chivalry of Humanity." ]
[ 354th Infantry, Co. L., Honor Roll and Roster ]
[ WWI Victory Medal with devices for battles at the Meuse-Argonne, St.-Mihiel, and Defensive Sector ]
[ Diary and address book [1918] ]

About this Item

Title

  • Hubert Joseph Wesselman Collection

Names

  • Ourada, Frances Laura
  • Wesselman, Hubert Joseph

Headings

  • -  Wesselman, Hubert Joseph
  • -  World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1914-1918

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 3rd Platoon, Company L, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, American Expeditionary Force (AEF)
    • Location of Service: Germany
    • Highest Rank: Private
    • Dates of Service: 1918-1919
    • Entrance into Service: Drafted
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected 1918-1919)
  • Manuscript: Mixed (Multiple types of manuscripts) [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 2008)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2009)
  • Photograph: Digital print [12 items] -- Photographs (collected 1918-1952)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2009-10-02)
  • Audio: CD [ item] -- Music (collected 1914-1920; 2009-03-30)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2009-10-02)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2009-08-13)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/67485

Cite as

  • Hubert Joseph Wesselman Collection (AFC/2001/001/67485), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Citing VHP Materials

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Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Ourada, Frances Laura, and Hubert Joseph Wesselman. Hubert Joseph Wesselman Collection. 1918. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.67485/.

APA citation style:

Ourada, F. L. & Wesselman, H. J. (1918) Hubert Joseph Wesselman Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.67485/.

MLA citation style:

Ourada, Frances Laura, and Hubert Joseph Wesselman. Hubert Joseph Wesselman Collection. 1918. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.67485/>.