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Collection Otis Little
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 87
Object Name Archive
Title Marching instructions and photograph, 1917.
Date 1917
Event World War I
Description Sheet of infantry, cavalry, and artillery marching drills and a training class photograph from the World War I era. Both items belonged to Otis Little, a sergeant in the United States Army during World War I. Little was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1888 and enlisted into the Army on July 18, 1917. He was mustered out on December 23, 1919. After the war, Little settled in Dodgeville, WI, where he died on September 3, 1964. The drill sheet displays three marching drills for infantry, cavalry, and artillery troops. It lists suggested times that the troops should complete the drills under different circumstances, such as marching in quick time with halts, quick time without halts, and double time. The photograph shows small oval shots of the young men, including Little, in a July 1917 "Soldier's Class" at an unidentified institution.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : 0.1 linear ft. (1 oversized folder)
Photographs : (1 oversized folder)
Subjects Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Dodgeville.
Soldiers -- Indiana -- Fort Wayne.
Soldiers -- Training of.
World War, 1914-1918.
Marching drills.
United States. Army. Infantry -- Drill and tactics.