Col. Michael J. Healy in Charlotte NC

ahern_doug Member Photo

Clipped by ahern_doug

Col. Michael J. Healy in Charlotte NC - I re-! j REBIL'ETiT OF EX F0L1GE . ALL SPEMiS...
I re-! j REBIL'ETiT OF EX F0L1GE . ALL SPEMiS FREIi First New Hampshire Rebuilding Along Unique Lines to Be Pioneer Infantry Unit CoL Michael J. Healy, who commands commands the First New Hampshire' Infantry, Infantry, arrived with his regiment at Charlotte early Thursday, morning and went into camp about noon. Colonel Colonel Healy Is one of the most remarkable remarkable national guard officers in the service, having been a soldier for 15 years and yet retaining the vigor almost of youth. The New Hampshire, regiment comes to Charlotte from Westfield, Mass., where its camp was known as Camp Bartlett. It has the distinction of being the first army headquarters regiment in the American army, this signal honor having been conferred upon It as a result of the record made by the New Hampshire troops on the Texas-American Texas-American Texas-American border last year. Colonel Healy has been ordered to reorganise his command, accepting only men who are qualified by a knowledge of the French language and previous experience' as police. The regiment has already started to rebuild to war strength and the reorganization reorganization will be upon the lines of a pioneer infantry regiment. Little Little is as yet known about the duties upon which this new organization will enter but it is said that it will furnish furnish a guard for the commanding general of the expeditionary forces and control traffic upon all highways back of the trenches. The new addition to the troops at Camp Greene went to work with great vigor this morning and were warmly complimented for the speed and celebrity celebrity wkh which they lewt the trains and got into camp. The members of this regiment are all old stagers at the soldiering game, having spent nine months on the border last year, a time longer than any other troops passed there. In the course of that time they established the army record record for peacetime "hiking," traveling more than 42 miles over roads which baffle description In something like 22 hours. The sanitary and health record of the New Hampshire regiment regiment is said to have been surprising n the regular army physicians who believed at first that all the cases of sickness -in -in the regiment were not being being reported. It was found ultimately that no other regiment on the border had had so few Hick men as the- the- regiment regiment from the Granite State. The newcomers are delighted with the climate of North Carolina and with the genial hospitality of the people people they have met. From the chilly winds and frosts of the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts it is a delectable delectable transition to the balmy air of Charlotte. Colonel Healy brings with him to Charlotte many officers and men of regular army and Spanish-American Spanish-American Spanish-American war experience and in the ranks will be found young enlisted men from the best of the families of New England. England. , . j I i j ! ; ! I i ! i i

Clipped from The Charlotte Observer24 Nov 1917, SatPage 8

The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, North Carolina)24 Nov 1917, SatPage 8
ahern_doug Member Photo
  • Col. Michael J. Healy in Charlotte NC

    ahern_doug – 08 Dec 2014

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in