Being the Narrative of Battery A of the 101st Field by Boston Battery A of WWI

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CHAPTER III. THE TRAINING PERIOD AT CAMP COETQUIDAN A FTER the tedious ride of thirty hours in the -^^ French "Pulh-nans" (8 chevaux 40 hommes), our train finally came to a stop at midnight September 26 when everyone was roused from slumber and told to get out. The name of this place was of no in- — terest at all to us just then, but, as was Guer. Our first we learned later, it experience in French troop trains had been a very exhausting one so that sleep was the primary consideration. After lining up and calling roll, the command "at rest" was given; whereupon the Battery sank to the ground in its tracks and went sound asleep without even removing equipment.

Was quartered in These were one-story stone structures with the cement floors mentioned the old original barracks. above. As the camp grew, a great buildings of the Adrian type many wooden were put could hardly be recognized as the camp up, until to it which we came. The neighboring country was very New England. No different from fences could be seen, but hedges, earth banks, or rows of trees separated the lots. The was divided into apple orchards and pastures with an occasional patch of brush or clump of pine, land giving the effect of a rather shabby checker board in different shades of green.

Was held in the Y. M. C. A. building December It 15-16. In spite of the fact that the French girls could not talk English, nor could many of the soldiers talk French, was a great success if judged by the amount of money spent. Possibly curiosity to see what the it much-talked-of "mademoiselles" looked the attendance. They like added to did look very pretty in their trim Red Cross uniforms. In the meantime, training ing. was steadily progress- The cannoneers became expert The drivers learned to take pieces.

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