Category: World War One

  • World War One Letter – 1 March 1918

    World War One Letter – 1 March 1918

    To: Lena Scripture

    15 Garfield Avenue, New London, Connecticut.

    From: W. C. Cowart Chaplain

    Camp Gordon, Atlanta.

    World War One Letter - 1 March 1918

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    Headquarters  328th  Infantry
    Camp  Gordon,  Atlanta,  Ga
    March  1,  1918

    Dear  Friend:-

    Your  son  is  a  member  of  the  328th  Infantry.

    In  obedience  to  the  Commanding  Office  of  his  Regiment  I  send  you  this  word  of  greeting.  Your  son  is  in  training  to  take  part  in  a  heroic  struggle  to  defend  the  rights  of  mankind  and  secure  the  future  peace  of  the  world.  You  can  help  us  make  of  him  the  best  possible  soldier  consecrated  to  this  high  duty.  Your  cheerful  letter  will  sustain  him  in  hours  of  trial  and  help  him  to  win  this  fight  for  right.  Let  us  keep  in  mind  the  words  of  a  father  whose  son  is  “over  there”.  “I  never  dream  anything  so  sublime;  I  never  imagined  a  destiny  so  great  as  that  which  he  has  reached.  He  is  wearing  the  uniform  of  an  American  soldier,  he  is  interposing  his  arm  and  his  breast  between  his  country  and  hist  country’s  enemies.  Nay!  He  is  clad  in  the  livery  of  Heaven.  He  is  fighting  for  lord.”

    Write  me  at  any  time  I  can  serve  your  son.
    Sincerely,
    W.C.  Cowart,  Chaplain.…

  • World War One 13th of march 1919

    World War One 13th of march 1919

    13 March 1919

    To: Mrs. Chas. Scripture

    Mils, Maine, U.S.A.

    From: Corporal Ward B Scripture 328th Infantry Company, American Expeditary Forces

    Saint Morillon, France.

     

    World War One 13th of march 1919

    World War One 13th of march 1919

    March 13, 1919
    St. Morillon, France

    Dear Folks,

    I received your letters for Feb 6 and they found me in the best of health and the best part of it all is that we are not far from Bordeaux waiting for boats to take us home. We left Genevieve Feb 26th for Bordeaux and were on the road for three days and two nights.

    Genevieve is northern part of France but here it is like in the south as warm as the summer the fruits are all blossom and looks real pretty

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    Well we are now in the best part of France, Bordeaux is one the largest shipping ports in the whole world.

    I am sleeping in a feather bed with some French people for a franc a day, that’s about 20c in our money. They are great people just like home.

    I am sending Ray some postal cards of Paris and Bordeaux, the place where we are now and some of Metz that a city, that Germany had since 1871 but we handed it back to France where she belongs. ÿ

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    You ought to get my mail soon now. As we are right near the coast. We expect to leave France in April, we will be one of the first fighting divisions to go back. We will get back by Easter week. Have to close for this time.

    With lots of love, Script Corp

    PS:- Frank Ford is still in our division. We have come through some beautiful country and cities when we came here

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