World War One Letter – 1 March 1918
To: Lena Scripture15 Garfield Avenue, New London, Connecticut.
From: W. C. Cowart ChaplainCamp Gordon, Atlanta.
Headquarters 328th Infantry
Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga
March 1, 1918
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.
W.C. Cowart, Chaplain.