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Catalog Number 1986.213.38
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1986.213
Description Full transcription of text follows:

[jhockaday_0038_0001]

Somewhere in France, Oct. 12th. 1918. My Dear Mother:- We have moved up considerable lately, and are now over in the neighborhood of where Dr. Finney thought we were. We have had a nice two days rest, but have just received orders to move, by marching, by dawn tomorrow. It is now midnight, and I am up and my orderly is getting the men up ready to go. One never knows when, or where, he is going in the army. I want to get this Christmas package coupon off to you, as some salted almonds, or candy would certainly be fine. You must comply to regulations, however. I am feeling fine, although we have had lots of rain and mud is knee deep. A little thing like getting up from one of the sound sleeps one gets, and preparing to move by daybreak in a downpour does not dishearten us now. Much love to you Mother Dear, and give my love to all. I hope you are not worrying a bit. In haste, with love. Burnie.

From the service of James Kellogg Burnham Hockaday, First Lieutenant, 354th Infantry, 89th Division.
Date October 12, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
People Hockaday, James Kellogg Burnham
Subjects World War I
Letters (Home)
Military life
Christmas
Marching