Abstract of Military Service for Nelson Mullin

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Title

Abstract of Military Service for Nelson Mullin

Alternative Title

Abstract of World War I Military Service

Subject

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

Description

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

Nelson Mullin was born on July 21, 1887 in Camilla, Georgia, and 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. At first, he served as part of Company D of the 520th Engineers Service Battalion, but he was transferred to the 522nd Engineers in August. Engineer units served in a technical capacity, repairing and constructing travel routes and also handling equipment. From the beginning of 1919 until his discharge on February 15, 1919, Mullin served in the Supply Company of the 368th Infantry. Not much is known of his life after the war, except that he died on July 16, 1944. He is 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.

Creator

General Adjutant's Office

Source

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

Publisher

General Adjutant's Office

Date Created

ca. 1919

Contributor

Mullin, Nelson

Format

image/jpg

Extent

56 KB

Medium

1 typewritten abstract of military service

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the General Adjutant's Office.

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Curator

O'Neil, Rhiannon

Source Repository

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. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=IntermentControlForms&amp
h=1995428" target="_blank">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&amp
db=IntermentControlForms&amp
h=1995428.
U.S. Census Bureau. "<a href="https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=try&amp
db=1910USCenIndex&amp
h=3036457" target="_blank">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&amp
db=1910USCenIndex&amp
h=3036457.

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