Offered here for your consideration is a truly unique and historically prominent grouping of a US Army Buffalo Soldier, attached to a Pioneer Unit in France. Then rest is unreadable except "Pioneering" and "France". It's addressed to Mrs Agnes H Wood? I've kept this card unmolested in a holder for some 50 years and it's no easier to interpret now then when I had good eyes. This Carte Postale (the letter) & Dog Tag, represent a fleeting glimpse into a Buffalo Soldiers thoughts & Life there in France.
The Soldiers' name is: James H. Moss, and my research long ago revealed: Left for France 15 September 1918, Company I, 813th Pioneer Infantry WW1-France, assigned to S. Graves Registration where he was responsible for collecting and reburying War Dead. 813th History: Trained at Camp Sherman.Trained in both Combat Infantry and Engineering. Company "I" was one of 20 of 37 Pioneer Infantry Units to have Black (Buffalo) Soldiers.
It is said (written by their CO) of his unit "They did everything the Infantry was too proud to do, and the Engineering too Lazy To Do" Thank you to the EBAYER who helped with further clarification information! They were a decorated unit, but the records are difficult to follow and incomplete. (Please review all pictures and condition description).
Please see my other auctions as I'm relieving myself of 58 years of collecting. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "hilo" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.