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Catalog Number 2003.38.69
Object Name Postcard, Inscribed
Accession number 2003.38
Description A inscribed postcard taken by Clarence A. Merlette from Mobridge, South Dakoda and sent to his mother H. L. Maerlette, dated September 27, 1917.

The image on the front of the post card is of approximately 5 soldiers sitting on a hill north of the town of Mobridge. The town itself is visible in the distance along with the bridge that spans the Missouri River. On the back of the card 'Dear mother & all: Just a card to let you know we move Friday morning. Will be through there about noon. This is a picture of the sham battle we had. Could only get three out. Will send more when I can get them. Talk soon, Clarance Co., 4th S. D. Inf.'

The postcard is posted from the Aberdeen & Mile City post office.

From the service of PFC Clarence A. Marlette Company B, 18th Infantry, 1st Division, then Headquarters Company, 1st Replacement Depot, then Sergeant in the American Red Cross, and the service of Florence S. Battershill, stenographer with the American Red Cross.
Date September 27,1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
Subjects Postal cards
Search Terms Company L
4- S.D. Infantry