World War I Commemoration Ceremony
The World War I Commemoration Ceremony: April 8, 2017 was sponsored by the Brunswick Town Chapter DAR and the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range at the site of the historical rifle pit.
World War I Wall of Honor
View the World War I Wall of Honor, a collection of photographs and biographies sent in by followers of the Friends of the Fort Caswell Rifle Range to commemorate the rifle pit’s centennial year in 2018.
The U.S. participation in World War I
Germany declares war against France and England
1917, April 6
United States declares war against Germany
The American Expeditionary Force (AEF) begins arriving in France
At this time, there are 250,000 U.S. soldiers in France. This number increases to 1 million by July and to 2 million by November.
1918, November 11
The government of Germany signs Armistice, Western Front
U.S. Army Mobilized:
U.S. Army War Dead:
(overseas & domestic)
Killed in action: 36,931
Died of wounds: 13,673
Died of disease: 62,668
Prisoners of war and missing: