Company H 3rd Arkansas Infantry in the War Against Kaiser
In the early spring of 1917 when the Kaiser's men of war began menacing our seamen , injuring our maritime commerce
and occasionally destroying the lives and property of American citizenship, the young men of our day civil , peace loving energetic and ambitious in the memory of our ancestors , assembled in a body of National Guards by Major Curtis J. Little, J.C. Shane was unandations of a foreign Monarch.
Immediately after the President's proclamation of War with the German Empire , we began our plans to organize a company at Paragould , Ar. and on May 23rd , we were mustered in as Arkansas National Guards by Major Curtis Liltle. J.C. Shane was unanimously elected Captain by the member of the company , and was commissioned as such soon afterwards. John T. Batten and Albert H. Porter were appointed 1st and 2nd Lieutenants , respectively and were commissioned within a short time. On Aug. 5th our Company mobolized on th Paragould High School Campus . Later designated as Camp Curtis J. Little in honor of our major. August 9th we were officially mustered into the Federal Service by Captain Myer of the First Georgia Infantry. On Sept. 8th we had a company parade through our city , being led by the Paragould Band, and on Monday morning Sept. 10th at 7:45 we entrained for Fort Logan H. Roofs , Ark.
Several Thousands were at the train to bid us farewell. On Sept. 19th we took part in a Brigade Parade from the Fort to the Capitol being received by Gov. Brough , General England and others .
On Sept. 28th by an order from the War Department our Company was designated as Company "H" 154th Infantry 3th Division , U.S.N.G. instead of Company H Third Arkansas Infantry as formerly designated. On Sep. 28th at or about 6:30 pm we entrained for Camp Beauregard , Louisiana arriving there Sunday at 1 pm . Here we are to receive 16 weeks of intensive training in methods of Modern Welfare before being subject for service in Europe.
After the period of training at Camp Beuregard members of Company H were disbanded and sent into Various other units at many different points.