Military Monday – Infantry History Books

358th Infantry historyAre you looking for resources for the units in which your military ancestors served? Did you know that after World War II, some units created small booklets that highlighted the action of that unit during their time overseas?

One such booklet was Peragiumus or We Accomplish for the 358th Infantry in Patton’s Third Army. This book contains highlights of the quest to win the war by the 358th Infantry. There are some photos, maps, and lots of text describing what took place.

Sadly, this book was addressed to my cousin James Privoznik and mailed to his home in Chicago, after his death. My cousin still had the book in the original envelope, address to James. Sadly, the Army did not check to see first if he survived the war. Maybe they would have sent it to his mother anyway so she would be aware of his unit’s accomplishments. Regardless, I am grateful it was sent.

Look for these small books in military libraries and within Division websites. They are valuable resources for military researchers.

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3 thoughts on “Military Monday – Infantry History Books

  1. A good point. You’ll also find that WWI units often created historical books as well. As for WWII, there are also still veterans organization that continue the legacy, such as the 90th Infantry Division Association (

    • Thanks for your comment Heather. Yes the 90th Division is an excellent site. This book is actually available on their site and I’ve linked to the unit history section now.

  2. Thanks for sharing I like infantry

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