Virginia and the Great War

Mobilization, Supply and Combat, 1914–1919


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About the Book

Virginia played an important role during World War I, supplying the Allied forces with food, horses and steel in 1915 and 1916. After America entered the war in 1917, Virginians served in numerous military and civilian roles—Red Cross nurses, sailors, shipbuilders, pilots, stenographers and domestic gardeners. More than 100,000 were drafted—more than 3600 lost their lives. Almost every city and county lost men and women to the war. The author details the state’s manifold contributions to the war effort and presents a study of monuments erected after the war.

About the Author(s)

Lynn Rainville has spent two decades as a public historian exploring the extraordinary contributions of ordinary Virginians. This work has been funded by national grants, documented in four books, and is grounded in community engagement and studying overlooked aspects of American history, including historic American cemeteries, segregated schools, enslaved communities, poor farms, and World War I.

Bibliographic Details

Lynn Rainville
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 262
Bibliographic Info: 44 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7192-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3147-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Preface 1
1. Provisions 5
2. Participants 39
3. Vestiges 82
4. Remains 115
5. Homecomings 152
6. Commemorations 177
Epilogue 210
Chapter Notes 215
Bibliography 233
Index 241