War Torn Europe: An official trip after WWI told in the words of James
Europe By James Gordon
Steese, F.R.G.S. Colonel (Engineers)
General Staff With Maps and Photographs
To K.M.H. Whose friendship
and loyalty have been The inspiration
for this work.
} War Department No. 151-O. }
Washington, June 28, 1919.
23. Col. James G.
Steese, General Staff, will proceed on or about July 10, 1919, to Hoboken,
N.J., and report to the commanding general port of embarkation for transportation
to France, and upon arrival in France will report to the commanding general
American Expeditionary Forces, for temporary duty for the purpose of carrying
out the verbal instructions of the Secretary of War, and upon the completion
of this duty will return to his present station in this city. Col. Steese
is authorized to perform such travel as may be necessary to visit places
in Europe which the instructions of the Secretary or War require. The travel
directed is necessary in the military service.
Order Of The Secretary Of War:
Peyton C. March
General, Chief of Staff.