THE 148TH REGIMENTíS FINAL ASSIGNMENT

The 148th had seen continuous action from 15 July to 11 November 1918, and just after the Armistice, it received orders to Germany as part of the Third Army as one of the veteran organizations making up the Army of Occupation. From the 2nd to the 28th of December the 148th was en route to Hohr, Germany. There it remained until 10 May 1919.

During its tour, Battery E suffered 18 Killed in Action or Died of Wounds, Disease or Accidents. !8 others received wounds from action.

Anyone who was a member Battery E of the 148th from the beginning to the end faced the following perils:

1) The major snow storm encountered at Camp Mills on 13/14 December 1917and during the transfer to Camp Merritt caused general sickness.

2) The epidemic of measles, scarlet fever, and mumps at Camp Merritt from 1 to 15 January, 1918 hospitalizing 20.

3) The close torpedo attack when the Tuscania went down on February 5, 1918.

4) The German barrage on the batteryís guns at Chery-Chartreuve on 5 and 11 Aug 1918 killing 6, gassing 3, and wounding 3.

5) The epidemic of influenza during the winter of 1918-19 killing 3.

The battery, however, along with all units of the 66th Brigade, served outstandingly and honorably.

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