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Catalog Number 1996.51.136BD
Object Name Letter
Accession number 1996.51
Description Full transcription of text follows:

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August 26/1917- Dear Folks- Well the rumor is true; we must move - better - are moving. I told you - I believe - that the Missouri boys had been placed with about the same number of fellows from Princeton - because a transport section requires about twice the number that an ambulance unit does. They were mighty fine fellows and we got along together fine - but now we are to be separated and each outfit

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made the basis of a new one, the additional members being taken from newly arrived unattached boys. The result is almost horrible to contemplate (I can't think how words should be divided any more). None the less - we are moving about two hundred years in distance - and about four miles in companionship. I am afraid.

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There keeps coming to the surface now and again a rumor as to being taken over by Uncle Sam. I wish I knew. Hope we do. There is no at all. We are on repos - and I hate it. Besides - it is raining. My love to you and father. Ned.

From the service of James E. (Ned) Henschel, Co. B Reserve Mallet--French Army, American Field Service, Quartermaster Corps, General Hdgts., and Motor Transport Co. 831.

Date August 26, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Henschel, James (Ned) Edward
Subjects World War I
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Military life