US forces occupy and hold St. Mihiel Salient (63 words)

Historical Context Note

Context

The Battle of Saint-Mihiel was fought between the 12th and the 15th of September 1918 and involved the American Expeditionary Force and 48,000 French troops under the command of US general John J. Pershing against German positions. By the morning of the 13th of September all objectives in the salient had been captured, the Germans, short on manpower, having begun a withdrawal the day before.