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165th Infantry Regiment
World War One



Roster of the 165th (taken from Roster of the Rainbow division.)

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Bishop, Jim, 1907-1987. Fighting Father Duffy. New York: Vision Books, 1956.

Demeter, Richard. The fighting 69th : a history. Pasadena, CA: Cranford Press, c2002.

The Digital Bookshelp. DB 42-1 : 42d Division, Division Histories, Vol. 1. The Digital Bookshelf, 1 2003.

Duffy, Francis Patrick, 1871-1932. Father Duffy's story : a tale of humor and heroism, of life and death with the Fighting Sixty-ninth. New York: George H. Doran Co, c1919.
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Ettinger, Albert M. A Doughboy with the Fighting Sixty-Ninth : a remembrance of World War I. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Pub. Co. c1992.

Flick, Ella Mary Elizabeth. Chaplain Duffy of the Sixty-ninth regiment, New York. Philadelphia, Pa. The Dolphin press, 1935.

Forde, Frank. "The Sixty-Ninth Regiment of New York." Irish sword. 17 :68 1989. 141-158.

Francis, Augustus Theodore, comp. History of the 71st regiment, N.G., N.Y., American guard. New York: Veterans Association, 71st regiment, N.G., N.Y, c1919.

Goode, J. Roy. The American rainbow. [New York] Elco Printing Co., 1918.

[History of the 69th Regiment, New York National Guard] 1950?.

Hoffman, William R. The famous 42nd "Rainbow" Division : who helped close the lid of hell. Plattsmouth, Neb. Hoffman & Steinhauer, 1919.

Hogan, Martin Joseph. The Shamrock battalion of the Rainbow : a story of the "fighting sixty-ninth,". New York, London: D. Appleton and Co. 1919.
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Homsher, David C. "Was the "Rainbow" Tarnished by its Behavior on the Battlefield?." Military Collector & Historian. 58 :3 Fall, 2006. 158-162.

Hyams, Jay. War movies New York City: Gallery Books, c1984.

Johnson, Harold Stanley, comp. Roster of the Rainbow division (forty-second) Major General Wm. A. Mann commanding. New York: Eaton & Gettinger, printers, 1917.
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Mahon, John. New York's Fighting Sixty-ninth : a regimental history of service in the Civil War's Irish Brigade and the Great War's Rainbow Division. Jefferson, N.C. McFarland, c2004.

McCormack, Jack. "'The fighting 69th'." : Irish American troops in World War I." Military Images. V :5 March - April 1984. 22-28.

Menoher, Charles T. "The Rainbow." : Story of the famous 42d Division told by its war commander." New York Times. 27 April 1919.

[Photographs of the Rainbow Division]

Powers, Kenneth H. "Its history, heraldry, traditions and customs." Irish American Heritage Museum : Welcomes Home Desert Storm Veterans, July 4, 1991. 1991.

Preston, Robert, 1913-1987. The fighting 69th. Fayetteville, AR: Old Time Radio Memories, c2001.

Rainbow Division Veterans (s.I.) (n.d.)

Reilly, Henry J. B. Americans all : the Rainbow at war : official history of the 42nd Rainbow Division in the World War. Columbus, Ohio: F.J. Heer Printing Co. 1936.

Salyer, Kermit W, ed. 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division, New York National Guard. New York: Yearbooks Pub. Co, c1949.

Tompkins, Raymond Sidney. The story of the Rainbow division. New York: Boni and Liveright, c1919.

United States.; Army Pictorial Center. Big Picture: 42nd Rainbow Division. Washington D.C. Army Pictorial Service, 1957.
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Items in the museum collection are in bold.


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