Wagner, Julius Jay

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World War I Centennial Commemoration Project
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Photos provided by Mary and Larry Galligan, granddaughter and grandson-in-law of Julius Jay Wagner.
Julius Jay Wagner grew up on a farm in Monroe County and was drafted into the war in April of 1918. He trained at both Camp Custer near Battle Creek and Camp Humphreys near Washington D.C. before being sent to France. Julius served in the artillery and since he grew up on a farm he was given the task of handling teams of horses pulling wagons. He served in major battles at the Marbach Defensive, St. Michiel, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

An interview with Julius Wagner from the Ypsilanti Press.

An interview with Julius Wagner from the Ypsilanti Press.

A Newspaper article describing the return of Ypsilanti soldiers.

A Newspaper article describing the return of Ypsilanti soldiers.

A Newspaper article describing the return of Ypsilanti soldiers in the Signal Corps.

A Newspaper article describing the return of Ypsilanti soldiers in the Signal Corps.

Julius Wagner's troop billet card, assigning him to his bunk on board the U.S.S. Black Arrow.

Julius Wagner’s troop billet card, assigning him to his bunk on board the U.S.S. Black Arrow.

A newspaper clipping Julius Wagner kept describing Berlin revolutionists taking over Potsdam Palace.

A newspaper clipping Julius Wagner kept describing Berlin revolutionists taking over Potsdam Palace.

A Newspaper clipping announcing the capital city of the newly independent Czechoslovakia.

A Newspaper clipping announcing the capital city of the newly independent Czechoslovakia.

A newspaper clipping showing a picture of Senlis, France, where the armistice was signed.

A newspaper clipping showing a picture of Senlis, France, where the armistice was signed.

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This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.