Charles W. Ennis File of Battery “D”, 214th Coast Artillery Anti-AircraftCharles W. Ennis File of Battery “D”, 214th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft

Charles W. Ennis File of Battery “D”, 214th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles W. Ennis File of Battery “D”, 214th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft
Creator: Ennis, Charles W.
Dates: 1940-2010
Extent: 1.0 folder
Collection Number: RBRL/238/CWE
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: In 1939, Battery “D” of the 214th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft Regiment was organized in Milledgeville, Georgia and led by Commander Jere N. Moore. From 1942 to 1943, the unit served in the South Pacific and participated in the Battle of Guadalcanal. This file consists of clippings, a brief history of Battery “D”, unit rosters, a poem regarding a bottle of brandy presented to the 214th Regimental Association CA (AA), correspondence about the Regimental Association’s reunions, and an excerpt from the diary of Marvin B. Grimes describing the action on Guadalcanal and Russell Island.

Collection Description

Historical Note

On October 1, 1939, Battery “D” of the 214th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft Regiment, led by Commander Jere N. Moore, was organized in Milledgeville, Georgia. During the summer of 1940, the unit trained and held target practice at Fort Barrancas in Florida. On December 2, 1940, the unit was moved from Milledgeville to Camp Stewart, Georgia, to join the rest of the regiment. In June 1942, the 214th Regiment was moved to California as part of the defense of San Francisco. They remained in California until September when they shipped out on the USS Mount Vernan, to New Zealand. Battery “D” served in the Pacific Theatre, participating in the Battle of Guadalcanal, from 1942 to 1943. Throughout the war Battery “D” was reorganized numerous times, of the original 122 enlisted men and four officers only thirteen served together continually.

Colonel Charles W. Ennis served as an observer height finder in the Range Section of Battery “D”.

Scope and Content

The file consists of clippings, a brief history of Battery D, rosters, a poem regarding a bottle of brandy presented to the 214th Regimental Association CA (AA), correspondence regarding the Regimental Association reunions, and an excerpt from the diary of Marvin B. Grimes describing the action on Guadalcanal and Russell Island.

Organization and Arrangement

The contents of this file are arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Charles W. Ennis File of Battery “D”, 214th Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2010.


Related Materials

Access Points

Artillery, Coast--United States.
Battery D, 214th CA (AA).

Related Collections in this Repository

Powell A. Moore Papers


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

Folder
1Clippings, a brief history of Battery “D”, rosters, a poem regarding a bottle of brandy presented to the 214th Regimental Association CA (AA), correspondence about the Regimental Association’s reunions, and an excerpt from the diary of Marvin B. Grimes describing the action on Guadalcanal and Russell Island