Stump: Sgt. Chester Stump Collection, 1912-1945

Call number:  MG-1

1 box     4 folders     .25 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 1

Description:  Collection includes photographs, U.S. Army Certificates of Appointments, World War I soldier’s handbook, Brief History of the 11th U.S. Cavalry, and military uniform decorations.

Creator:  Stump, Chester.

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Source unknown.

Related materials:  Sgt. Stump’s burial flag is part of the museum collection.


Folder 1 Photographs, 1913-1925.

7 postcard photographs: 2 are marked Ft. Robinson, Nebraska, 1913, and one of “Rags, Mascot, Troop B, 11th Cavalry.”

8 photographs: one taken in CA, two in a hospital in VA, December 1925. One is of a newspaper clipping dated November 1913. “Twelfth Cavalry in Denver, Bound for Scene of War with Navahoes” Troop C.


Folder 2 7 U.S. Army Certificates of Appointments, 1914-1919, 1945.

Chester A. Stump appointed Corporal, Troop C, 12th Cavalry at Ft. Robinson, NE. 8 September 1914.

Appointed Corporal, Troop G, 11th Cavalry at Colosia Dublas, Mexico. 24 July 1916.

Appointed Sergeant of Regular U.S. Army at Ft. Ogelthorpe, GA. 20 December 1917.

Appointed Corporal of Regular Army at Ft. Myer, FL. 7 January 1919.

Certificate of Meritorious Conduct as an Auxiliary to the Military Police of the U.S. Army at Sensenick Brothers, Philadelphia Regional Office. 16 February 1945.


Folder 3 Handbook & History, 1912-1918.

Soldier’s Handbook, 1908. Used by Chester Stump 1914-1915.

One sheet of a Brief History of the 11th U.S. Cavalry.

List of colonels living at that time: Col. Francis Moore, Col. Earl D. Thomas, Col. James Parker, Col. James Lockett, Col. William Nicholson.


Folder 4 Military Artifacts, 1912-1919, 1944.

Military coat decorations: badges, bars, pins, buttons, chains.

Five large “safety pins,” the use of one is shown in the Soldier’s Handbook on page 60.

Key case with 2 keys.

Small coin purse.