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Creation Date

6-24-1919

Collection

SC-30 World War I Letter

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | History

Keywords

sc30; World War (1914-1918); Letters; New York (New York); Camp Shelby (Miss.); Hattiesburg (Miss.); USS Aeolus

Description

This letter was written by a soldier to his brother while he was en route home. In the letter the soldier discusses the positive accommodations on his ship, his hopes to travel and see family and friends, and commentary on black soldiers in the Army.

Attached as an additional file is a postcard that features an image of the USS Aeolus, the transport ship on which the soldier was returning to the United States. The photograph is attributed to O.W. Waterman of Hampton Virginia. There is a note on the postcard that states "U.S.S. Aeolus, formerly the German Linger Grosser Kurfurst."

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type

Letter

World War I Letter


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