Legge, Withrow Reynolds
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Withrow Legge entered military service in late 1917. Upon entering service Legge was sent to Camp Custer, near Augusta, Michigan, to train with the 328th United States Field Artillery where he was made executive officer of the battery before being sent to France.
In July 1918, Legge and his unit were sent to France to join the American offensive at St. Mihiel. Legge and his unit were in the thick of the fighting in the St. Mihiel in the last month of the war, where he described the trees being covered with barbed wire and the ground being muddy from the near constant rain during that French fall. One November 11th, at 11 AM, Legge and his unit were occupying German trenches when they received world of the Armistice and were told to cease firing. Legge described the moment by writing that “every gun ceased firing and it got so quiet it was lonesome.”
Withrow Legge returned to his home in Winchester, Virginia and became a teacher. He married Katrina Baumgardner and had a son, Withrow Legge, Jr. Legge died on February 8, 1955.
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- Letter from Withrow Reynolds Legge published in The Virginia Tech, 16 January 1919