The Intelligencer April 30, 1915 (page 1)

“An order appearing in the militia orders states that 250 men of the 39th Battalion mobilized in this city, are required at once for immediate overseas purposes.

When it became know that such an order was issued there was considerable interest created, and numbers immediately volunteered. In fact the entire battalion was prepared to go as a unit, but their services were not required.

In conversation with the military authorities a representative of The Intelligencer was informed that Capt. W. Hudson, an officer of the Fifteenth Regiment of this city, and was attached to the 39th Battalion, had tendered his services and had been selected as the commanding officer of the men leaving here for oversea service. When the detachment will leave is at present unknown.”