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|The Eighty-ninth Division was formed at Camp Funston, Kan., beginning September1, 1917. Drafted men from seven states were sent to it–Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota and Arizona.|
The division was commanded from its beginning by Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, formerly chief of staff and at one time ranking officer of the active list of the United States Army. The division was composed of the One Hundred and Seventy -seventh Infantry Brigade, made up of the Three Hundred and Fifty-third and Three Hundred and Fifty-fourth Infantry regiments and the Three Hundred and Forty-first Machine Gun Battalion; the One Hundred and Seventy-eighth Infantry Brigade, made up of the Three Hundred and Fifty-fifth and Three Hundred and Fifty-sixth Infantry regiments and the Three Hundred and Forty-second Machine Gun Battalion; the Three Hundred and Fortieth Machine Gun Battalion; the One Hundred and Sixty-fourth Artillery Brigade, made up of the Three Hundred and Fortieth, Three Hundred and Forty-first and Three Hundred and Forty-second Artillery regiments; the Three Hundred and Fourteenth Engineers; the Three Hundred and Fourteenth Field Signal Battalion; the Three Hundred and Fourteenth Sanitary Train, headquarters troops, trench mortar battery, supply train and military police.
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