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Two officers of Battery A, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard leaning against a car and talking to three women in a car. Rows of tents are behind the car. Hughes identified three soldiers in the picture as McFarland, MacLean, and Anderson but only two are shown in the photo. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, for field artillery training. Camp Doniphan is adjacent to Fort Sill which is just outside Lawton, Oklahoma. This photograph could have been taken at either location since the 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, trained at both in 1917 and 1918 as part of the 35th Division. The 35th Division was constituted in 1917 as one of the 17 National Guard divisions authorized for service in World War I. The division was organized from the National Guard of Kansas and Missouri. The 35th included three machinegun battalions, three field artillery regiments, four infantry regiments, one engineer regiment and one signal battalion with a total strength of 26,373. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: August 31, 1917

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Item Number: 314543
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 70B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314543

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