Wentworth M. Blount Papers

Manuscript Collection #587
Blount, Wentworth M.
Physical description
0.143 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Wentworth M. Blount Papers (#587), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Papers (1918) of U.S. army officer candidate from Elizabeth City, NC, including notebooks of training notes, army manuals, special orders, and an equipment inventory.

Biographical/historical information

Wentworth M. Blount was a candidate for U.S. Army officer from Elizabeth City, NC. During 1918 he was stationed at Central Officers Training School, (Company 11) Camp Gordon, Ga and in the Sixty Second Pioneer Infantry, Camp Wadsworth, SC. No further information is known on Blount.

Scope and arrangement

The papers of U.S. Army officer candidate Wentworth M. Blount include training notebooks, military manuals, special orders, an equipment inventory and other printed materials. The notebooks (undated) are presumed to be kept by Blount and have the titles "Bayonet Notes" "Grenades" and "Platoon Leader". There is another notebook on various military topics that has the name of Sergeant E.C. Denton, Company L, 321 Infantry in the front and is assumed to belong to him (undated). In addition there are Memorandums to Officers (1918) from Headquarters, Sixty Second Pioneer Infantry, Camp Wadsworth, SC, Special Orders (1918) from Camp Wadsworth and Camp Gordon listing names of other infantry soldiers, Various other printed materials (1918) with both Camp Gordon and Camp Wadsworth written on them and an equipment inventory sheet (undated). Also present are military publications that consist of "Manual of Interior Guard Duty, United States Army, (1914, corrected to April 15, 1915), "Scouting and Patrolling" by Captain William H. Waldron, 29th U.S. Infantry (1916) and "Management of the American Soldier" by Major General David C. Shanks, National Army (undated). Unrelated, also present is a financial ledger book (1885-1888) with "Maggie Bell" written on cover containg business financial transactions for merchandise.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Ms. Anne Keel

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Processed by Dale Sauter, January 2020

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Blount, Wentworth M.
Corporate Names
United States. Army--Officials and employees
Soldiers--North Carolina--Elizabeth City

Container list
0587 Digitized Material
Box 1 Folder b Printed Materials, 1917, bulk undated

Military publications