The following materials supplement my lecture “Discovering President Wilson’s Voyage to France, 1918” given at The President Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2019.
This is the anthem sung by the President and First Lady, their guests and VIPs, officers, and sailors on the ship on December 12th, 1918, the final night of the voyage. The President’s friend and personal physician, Dr. Grayson, would later say “The farewell was inspiring and touching to all of us.”
What follows below are the pages of “The Historical Trip of the U.S.S.S. George Washington” by Yeoman 2nd Class Jeremiah A. Walsh. This is the most detailed account known of the voyage and is published here for the first time.
Bibliographic Citation: Jeremiah A. Walsh, “The Historical Trip of the U.S.S. George Washington ” n.d., entry 520, box 1124, file 2, Subject Files 1911–1927: U.S. Naval Vessels, Record Group 45, National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.