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IN addition to the commendations of the 90th Division which have been set forth in the previous
text, the following additional complimentary communications, among others, were received:
“American Expeditionary Forces
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
April 26, 1919.
Commanding 90th Division,
American E. F.
My dear General Martin:
It gives me much pleasure to congratulate you and, through you, the officers and men of
your Division on the splendid appearance that it made at its inspection and review on April 24 at
Wengerohr.  The smart appearance of personnel and the good condition in which I found the
horse transportation and artillery are sure signs of the high morale that permeates all ranks.  This
is only what one would expect of a division which has such a fine fighting record.
Arriving in France towards the end of June, 1918, it underwent, until the end of August,
the usual course of training behind the line.  It was then placed in the Villers-en-Haye sector and
there took part in the St. Mihiel offensive where it attacked the strong positions on the
Hindenburg line immediately to the west of the Moselle River.  In these operations it was
entirely successful, mopping up the Bois-des-Rappes, occupying the town of Vilcey-sur-Trey,
the Bois-de-Presle and the Forét-des-Vencheres, and advancing to a depth of 6½ kilometers.  On
the night of October 21 the Division entered the Meuse-Argonne offensive, taking the town of
Bantheville and the high ground north and northwest of that town.  In the tremendous attack of
November 1 it continued its splendid record, piercing the Freya Stellung, crossing the Meuse and
taking 14 villages in its very rapid advance.  The Carriere Rois, the Bois-de-Raux, Côte 243 (the
capture of which was vital to the advance of the division on the left) and Hill 321 were the
scenes of desperate fighting on the opening day of the attack.  On November 2, Villers-devant-
Dun was taken, and the following day the Bois-de-Montigny, Bois-de-Tailly, Bois-de-Mont,
Bois-de-Sassey and the town of Montigny-devant-Sassey were taken, and a very deep and rapid
advance being made.  On the 4th, Halles was occupied.  By November 10 the infantry had
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