Abstract of Military Service for Nelson Mullin


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Abstract of Military Service for Nelson Mullin

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Abstract of World War I Military Service


World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--African Americans


The abstract of World War I military service for Nelson Mullin (1887-1944). The document includes name, date and place of birth, race, units and ranks, dates overseas, and date of discharge.

Born on July 21, 1887, in Camilla, Georgia, Mullin eventually moved to Florida, where he worked as a laborer. In 1909, he married his wife, Clara, and the two had a daughter. Mullin was inducted into the Army on June 21, 1918. He first served as part of Company D of the 520th Engineers Service Battalion. He was transferred to the 522nd Engineers in August 1918. From the beginning of 1919 until his discharge on February 15, 1919, Mullin served in the Supply Company of the 368th Infantry. He passed away on July 16, 1944, and was buried in the St. Augustine National Cemetery in Florida, at Section D Grave 38.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


General Adjutant's Office


Digital reproduction of original typewritten abstract of military service, March 8, 1919: World War I Army Card Roster, Box 11.


General Adjutant's Office

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ca. 1919


Mullin, Nelson




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1 typewritten abstract of military service






Green Cove Springs, Florida

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2018. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Dalessandro, Robert J. and Gerald Torrence. Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2009.
Florida Department of Military Affairs. "Nelson Mullin." Online database with images, FloridaMemory. Clay, Florida. Army Box 11. Accessed September 7, 2018. https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/196472.
Keene, Jennifer. World War I: The American Soldier Experience. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Office of the Quartermaster General. "Nelson Mullin." U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. St. Augustine National Cemetery, Florida. Record Group 92, A1 2110-B. Accessed September 7, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=IntermentControlForms&h=1995428.
U.S. Census Bureau. "Nelson Mullin." 1910 United States Federal Census. Online database with images, Ancestry.com. Orange, Liberty, Florida. NARA microfilm publication T624, Roll 164, FHL microfilm 1374177. Accessed September 7, 2018. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&db=1910USCenIndex&h=3036457.


General Adjutant's Office, “Abstract of Military Service for Nelson Mullin,” RICHES, accessed July 19, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10376.