Historic Markers Across South Carolina

26th Inf Division Jackson

Marker ID: SCHM 40-117
Location: Boulevard, Fort Jackson
County: Richland
Style: Free Standing **


The "Yankee" Division, which saw extensive combat in World War I, was mobilized for active duty in World War II in January 1941. It trained here in 1942 - 43 and again in 1944, leaving 16 August 1944 for Europe. As part of 3rd Army the division was credited with 210 days of combat in France, the Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe, and was particularly distinguished for its role in the Battle of the Bulge.

Erected by the Yankee Division Veterans Association - 1996


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