165th U.S. Infantry Regiment Banquet

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Creator

Commodore Hotel

Title

165th U.S. Infantry Regiment Banquet

Date

April 28, 1919

Coverage

New York City

Description

The 165th Infantry Regiment, originally designated the 69th New York Infantry in the Civil War, was still called the “Fighting Sixty-Ninth” at its welcome home banquet in 1919. The regiment was immortalized in the poem “When the 69th Comes Back” by poet Joyce Kilmer, a sergeant in the unit who was killed in the Second Battle of the Marne. The cover illustration is by artist James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960).