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Gen William Sage

  • Birth unknown
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Unknown, Specifically: No burial information known at this time
  • Memorial ID 43171976

This may be a duplicate memorial. There are a number of William Sage's that could match the DOB and DOD. Without any biographical information with those memorials, it is uncertain at this time if this is a duplicate. There is a memorial for a William Hampden Sage who was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for actions during the Insurrection in the Philippines as a Captain in the 23d United States Infantry.

Brigadier General William Sage was the fifth Commanding General of the 38th Infantry Division from March 15, 1918 to April 15, 1918 when the division was activated as a National Guard Division from Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia for WW I. The division was overseas in October 1918 for approximately six months, but was skeletonized and its personnel went to to other units. Prior to activation the division previously been in existence for a few months as the 17th Division, drawing personnel from Indiana and Kentucky only.

The information on BG William Sage and MG William H. Sage does not distinguish if there is any relationship between the two or not. Nor does it explain why BG Sage was the CG for only one month.

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Fact Sheet of the 38th Infantry Division

TYPE OF DIVISION: National Guard. Troops from Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia..

NICKNAME: Cyclone Division. While the division was in training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, during World War I its tent city was leveled by a storm. It promptly became known as the Cyclone Division. After its action at Bataan during WW II, the men of the 38th began to use the phrase "Avengers of Bataan" as a divisional nickname.

SHOULDER PATCH: The patch is in the form of a shield divided vertically into a field of red and a field of blue. In the center of the shield, in white, are the letters "C" and "Y" interlocked.

HISTORY: The division was organized and trained at Camp Shelby MS and overseas between September and October 1918. The division was overseas for six months, but during that period it was skeletonized and its personnel were sent to other units. It never saw action as a division in World War I. The last element of the 38th to return to this country from France was demobilized by June 1919. The 149th Infantry Regiment was formally the 2nd Kentucky Infantry, which was commanded by Daniel Boone, frontiersman. The 138th Field Artillery Battalion was the former colonial 1st Kentucky Infantry and at one time was commanded by George Rogers Clark, old Indian fighter. The 152nd Infantry Regiment identifies itself with the 2nd Indiana Regiment which was organized in 1810 and saw service at Tippecanoe.

Above information from www.battleofthebulge.org/fact/fact_sheet_of_the_38th_infantry.html


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  • Created by: Greg Raike
  • Added: 16 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43171976
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen William Sage (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43171976, ; Maintained by Greg Raike (contributor 47016957) Unknown, who reports a No burial information known at this time.