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About this collection

The documentation of every casualty from Georgia in the Great War was one of the first projects undertaken by the newly-created Georgia Dept. of Archives and History in 1919.   Rosa Talbot Knight, wife of Archives Director Lucian Lamar Knight, combed newspaper clippings, biographical sketches, letters and memoranda furnished by relatives, and the records of the State Council of Defense to supplement the roster compiled by the federal government of all soldiers, sailors and marines who served.

 

What information can I find?

 

The scrapbooks contain at least one page for each casualty, including their

Name

Rank

Condition (wounded, died of disease, killed in action, missing in action, etc.)

Date of the status report

Hometown in Georgia

Next of kin if known

 

Some pages include clippings of reports and obituaries, and clippings with photographs from The Georgia State Memorial Book.

 

African American casualties were not thoroughly documented in the scrapbooks.  Information about all of Georgia’s World War I soldiers can be found in the World War I Service Summary Cards, Adjutant General’s Office, Dept. of Defense, RG 22-1-33.  This series has been scanned and is available online in Ancestry.com.

 

The scrapbooks are taken from RG 22-1-14, Misc. WWI Records, Adjutant General, Defense Dept.

 

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Usage Note: Students and teachers may use images in classroom reports and presentations if the following credit line is included with the image: Courtesy of the Georgia Archives. Each image has a "Cite as" field in the Document Description. Users can form a complete citation by combining the "Title," "Unit" and "Cite as" fields for the individual image.

 

If you wish to use images in any other presentation, or to exhibit, broadcast, or to publish in any form (including print, website, social media and blogs), you must request permission from the Georgia Archives.  We charge not-for-profit and commercial use fees to support maintenance of the collection.  For information, contact

 

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Georgia Archives

 

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