German trenches, Sanctuary Wood

German trenches, Sanctuary Wood

Once our beloved 58th arrived in Europe proper, they were now considered “at war”. They received a raise in pay from $1.00 a day to $1.10 a day. The plan was to move them in stages, closer and closer to the front.

The Battalion spent one night in LeHavre.Lehavre_b

LeHavre

The next morning they went to the train yard, boarded box cars and headed for the Ypres Salient. Their destination was Godersvelde, Belgium.

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