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Leo McCusker WWI diary, 1918

Identifier: 2009-032

Scope and Contents

Pocket diary of Captain Leo McCusker (US Army, HQ Troop, 4th Div) dating from May 6 through September 26,1918. The diary begins with McCusker's boarding ship for England. It continues with excellent detailed descriptive accounts of battles (including September 25th battle on Hill 304), German bombing and shelling raids, the elaborate German dugouts, dead and wounded on the battlefields, prisoners of war, etc at and near the Front in France. It also includes his experiences in various French towns and villages, including the prostitutes in Paris.


  • 1918


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Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Leo McCusker was promoted from 1st Lt. to Captain, 26 July 1918, at which time he officially assumed command of the 4th Division HQ Troop. For further information about the 4th Division during this time period, see "The Fourth Division: Its Services and Achievements in the World War..." written by Christian Albert Bach and Henry Noble Hall. Issued by the Division, 1920.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box (Pocket diary))

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Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Leo McCusker WWI diary, 1918
Milissa Burkart
December 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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