Guide to the Costas L. Caraganis Papers, 1916-1987
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Caraganis, Costas L., 1910-1998 Title Costas L. Caraganis Papers Dates 1916-1987 Extent 3 Boxes (2.5 linear feet) About the Collection This collection consists of papers, reports, and newspaper articles documenting the military service and other interests of General Costas L. Caraganis. Also included is information related to Chris W. Caraganis’ membership in the Naval War College Foundation as well as general orders and training bulletins from the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I. Orders and other WWI materials, including several notebooks from lectures on gas defense and coordination, may have been originally compiled by a Captain C. D. Morse of the 301st Infantry, Company H, before passing into General Caraganis’ hands. Captain Morse appears to be no relation to General Caraganis. Additional information on the collection can be found below in the complete content listing.
About Costas L. Caraganis
Costas L. Caraganis was born in Lowell, MA, in 1910, the son Christina Sigalos and Louis Caraganis. He received a B.S. degree from Massachusetts State College and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1933. He entered active duty in January 1941 and served with the 84th Reconnaissance Battalion and with Headquarters of the 4th Armored Division. He was released from active duty in January 1946. While in reserve status, General Caraganis served with the 321st Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, the 304th Armored Cavalry Regiment/Group, the 187th Infantry Brigade, and eventually as Assistant Division Commander of the 94th Infantry Division. He was promoted to Brigadier General in 1961. He was active in the Fort Devens Historical Society beginning with its incorporation in 1968, when he was vice-president of the board of directors. General Caraganis died in December 1998.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Caraganis, Costas L., -- 1910-1998.
Fourth Armored Division Association (U.S.)
United States. -- Army -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918.
Caraganis, Costas L., -- 1910-1998 -- Correspondence.
Morse, C. D. -- Manuscripts.
The collection is open. However, forty-eight hours notice is required to access these materials.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Costas L. Caraganis Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Bruce C. Clarke to Costas L. Caraganis, 17 August 1949. Costas L. Caraganis Papers, Correspondence with Bruce C. Clarke, 1944-1970, file, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 3 Boxes (2.5 linear feet) Collection Location: Archives B14.3 Language(s) of Material: English
Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
Between 1985 and 1993, General Caraganis donated his library to the Kreitzberg library. These books have been assimilated into the general library collection.
Maps accepted with these papers were transferred to the collections of the Sullivan Museum and History Center in June 2011.
Box 1 Clarke, Bruce C., 1944-1970 (3 files) Clippings, general, 1961-1964 Clippings, Patton society, 1947-1983 (bulk: 1971) Correspondence, general, 1951-1980 Correspondence, Clarke, Bruce C. Correspondence, Abrams, Creighton W. Events, 1962-1977 Presidential inaugurations, 1973-1977 Fort Devens Historical Society, 1968-1973 Photographs Speeches, 1969 and 1987 Training, 1951-1966 3rd Battle Group, 35th Infantry, Standard Operating Procedure, Supply & Logistic 3rd Infantry Division, Battle of “Bloody Angle,” 1951 4th Armored Division, 1941-1947 4th Armored Division Association, General, 1946-1967 4th Armored Division Association, Conventions, 1948-1983 4th Armored Division Association, New England/Massachusetts chapter, 1946-1983 4th Armored Division Association, “rolling together” newsletter, 1949-1985 (4 files) Box 2 4th Armored Supply Battalion, “Supply Battalion: One Gig While Training One Less Battle Casualty,” 1943 84th Reconnaissance Battalion, Non-Commissioned Officers Compendium and memoranda, 1941-1943 90th Division, history 94th Command HQ, Standard Operating Procedure, 1964 94th Command HQ, Standard Operating Procedure, 1964-1965
94th Command HQ, 1st Army Commanders Conference, 1965 94th Command HQ, Anacdutra, 1965 94th Command HQ, NCO Academy, 1965 94th Command HQ, Operation Safeguard, 1965 94th Command HQ, Memoranda and miscellaneous papers, 1964-1969 94th Infantry Div., Standard Operating Procedure, Administrative, 3rd Battle Group, 1959 94th Infantry Div., Engineer Squad Test, 319th Engineer Battalion, 1960 94th Infantry Div., Standard Operating Procedure, Training, 1960 94th Infantry Div., Handbook, 5th Cavalry, 1961 94th Infantry Div., Anacdutra, 1961 94th Infantry Div., 105 MM RR School, Camp Drum, NY, 1962 94th Infantry Div., Memoranda and miscellaneous papers, 1959-1962 187th Infantry Brigade, Standard Operating Procedure, Training, 1963 187th Infantry Brigade, Training, Rifle Squads, 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1963 187th Infantry Brigade, Training, Field exercises, 1968 187th Infantry Brigade, Standard Operating Procedure, Tactical, 1973 304th Armored Cavalry Regiment/Group, Annual Unit Training Directive and Memoranda, 1957-1958 1st U.S. Army, General, 1951-1980 and undated 1st U.S. Army, Exercise, Standing Operating Procedure, 1959 1st U.S. Army, Training Directive, 1962-1964 U.S. Army Garrison (7499), Annual Report, Boston, MA, 1964 U.S. Army Garrison, 1117th Anacdutra, 1965 XIII US Army Corps, HQ, 1961-1968 Box 3 Miscellaneous directives and manuals, 1941-1965 Pamphlets, Army, 1953-1963 Pamphlets, miscellaneous Caraganis, Chris W. (Naval War College Foundation), 1977 WWI, Military Training Camps, Eastern Dept., U.S. Army, 1916 WWI, Bulletins, HQ AEF, 1918 WWI, General Orders, HQ AEF, 1918 WWI, Instruction Bulletins, 3rd Depot Division, AEF, 1918 WWI, Captain C. D. Morse, lecture notes, 1918
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