Julius H. Bloom papers
Collection of material related to Julius H. Bloom's World War I military service. Includes photograph (print) of Bloom in uniform, ca. 1918 and panoramic image (print) of Company A, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division (a.k.a. Butler Guards) at Camp Sevier, South Carolina, 1918; color photograph (original) of seventeen Butler Guard veterans (including Bloom) and clipping (Sept. 4, 1971) from Greenville Piedmont re. reunion of Butler Guards.; Also Bloom's certificate of Honorable Discharge from the Army of the United States (1919) and certificate issued by U.S. Government under signature of Pres. Woodrow Wilson citing Bloom served in World War I with honor and was wounded in action. Collection contains Bloom's Purple Heart Medal for Military Merit (in original box from Bailey, Banks and Biddle No. 60301) and medal for military combat in "The Great War for Civilization," with multi-color ribbon and "Somme Offensive/Ypres-Lys" clasps representing Bloom's combat actions.; Includes photocopy of page from "Official Roster of South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1918-1918, Vol. I," with Bloom's information. Collection also contains biographical information on Bloom and provenance details for items listed above provided by son, Jack Bloom.
- Majority of material found within 1918-1919
- Bloom, Julius H., 1894-1973 (Person)
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Materials in English.
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Julius Bloom (1894-1973) was born in Bialystok, Poland. His family immigrated (ca. 1905) to America and settled first in Columbia, South Carolina, and finally in Greenville, S.C. Bloom entered the military in 1917 and served as an infantry soldier in Company A, 1st Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division during World War I. Company A, 118th Infantry Regiment was also known as the "Butler Guards," a unit which saw service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.; In 1918 Bloom's division engaged in heavy combat in Northern France and Belgium. Bloom participated in all missions until he was wounded in October 1918; he later received a Purple Heart Medal. After being discharged (1919) from the Army, Bloom returned to Greenville, married (1919) Jennie Shatenstein, and had three children, Shirley, Melvin and Jack.
2 folders (13 items) ; 9-53 cm.
Materials donated by Jack L. Bloom.
- Inventory of the Julius H. Bloom Papers, 1918-1971 (bulk 1918-1919)
- Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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