|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Strobhar family papers|
|Extent:||0.25 cubic feet (4 folders, 1 oversize folder)|
The Strobhar family had a rice plantation in Jasper County, South Carolina, but moved to Savannah, Georgia during the American Civil War.
Cecil B. Strobhar was born in 1893 in Savannah, Georgia. He attended grammar and high school in Savannah and later attended Auburn University in Alabama. After completing his education, Strobhar entered the cotton business in Savannah and Charleston, South Carolina. He entered officers training camp at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia and was commissioned as a first lieutenant of the infantry and was attached to Company D of the 325th Infantry Regiment. He served in this capacity in France during World War I until he was promoted to captain during a battle in the Argonne Forest. He married Mary M Hawkins of Atlanta in January 1918 while in service. Strobhar died on 21 July 1924 in Washington, D.C. and is buried in the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.
This collection contains correspondence, obituaries, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials related to various members of the Strobhar family from Savannah, Georgia from 1897 to 1939, particularly Captain Cecil B. Strobhar and his brother-in-law, Brigadier General Richard P. Williams. The materials regarding Cecil B. Strobhar cover his service in France during World War I. Of particular interest are Strobhar's diary, map, notebooks, field message books, and photographs from his service with the 325th Infantry in France during the War as well as his commission as first lieutenant of Company D of the 325th Infantry. The materials regarding Richard P. Williams include correspondence, invitations, and other materials relating to his military service from 1925-1939, including information on the establishment of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Unit in Savannah.
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