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Name Hockaday, James Kellogg Burnham

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Image of 1986.213.35 - Letter

1986.213.35 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0035_0001] 10 September. - 1919 My Dear Dad : - I am having another wonderful trip. I am now at Ghent in Belgium. It is one of the oldest and most interesting cities of the world. Possibly you were here before. I left Trier about a week ago and came up through Coblenz, Cologne, Bonn, Brussels, Antwerp, I remained a day or more in each place and saw everything of interest. I have spent two or three days in Brussels and the same in Antwerp. Tomorrow afternoon I Ieave here for Bruges and then for Ostend. From what I here, Ostend is a “Place Magnifique”. I intend to go up to [Zeebrugge] where the English made their naval raid and then on to Par

Image of 1986.213.36 - Letter

1986.213.36 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0036_0001] Somewhere in France, Oct. 2nd., 1918. My Dear Aunt Jessie:- I received your two “newsy” letters, and they were just the thing I wanted. I still have them both and read them over every now and then. That poem about the "Carefullest Man in the world" is a dandy. I am sorry that I could not write very often these last few weeks, but I think you will agree that I was doing more important business, if you have read the papers. I have been through it all and am glad to say came out without a scratch. I got mud over me from head to foot. It rained hard the night before the advance. I was going up to the lines that night in a moto

Image of 1986.213.37 - Letter

1986.213.37 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0037_0001] Somewhere in France, Oct. 5th., 1918. My Dearest Mother:- I can’t understand why my letters are not coming through more regularly to you. I am writing you every chance I get. Several of the men have told me that their families have not heard from them for quite awhile. Captain Pinkerton says his family have not heard from him since he has been over. If you see them tell them that he is all O.K. He is in command of a battalion now, which is back here in reserve for awhile. This is Hugh Pinkerton. Paul is also well. I am mighty glad Lieutenant Barnett saw you. I have received a good letter from him since he has returned t

Image of 1986.213.51 - Letter

1986.213.51 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0051_0001] Neuerberg, Germany, January 1, 1919. Dear Dad: This is New Year’s Day and it is the first time we have seen the sun for five weeks. I had a little touch of the grip last night, but this morning I am feeling much better. It is the first time I have felt sick since I have been over here. I have never enjoyed anything so much in my life as I have this hike into Germany. It was rather tough marching some days when it rained pretty hard. Well here it is January 6th and I have not gotten this letter off yet. I received a letter from Mother yesterday. It was certainly a shock to read of Russel Jones’ death. That Flu must be a lot worse

Image of 1986.213.53 - Letter

1986.213.53 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0053_0001] Neuerburg, Germany January 10, 1919. My Dear Grandma:- I received yesterday a letter from Aunt Clara enclosing your very generous Christmas gift. That check is certainly going to come in handy but I am going to save it until I get home. There is not much to spend money for here and I am saving as [jhockaday_0053_0002] much as I can for home consumption. We are using German money here and a little French. The German Mark has decreased in value considerably. One franc in French money used to be eighty pfennigs or four-fifths of a mark in German money, but now one franc is equal to one mark and sixty pfennigs. Marshall Foch

Image of 1986.213.61 - Letter

1986.213.61 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0061_0001] My Dear Aunt Jessie : - I have been thinking of you quite often lately. The magazines have come and I also received another pair of knitted socks, all of which I am certainly thankful. I don’t know what I would have done this past winter if it wasn’t for those socks you made for me. It is getting summer now, but I am going to put them carefully away and save them for future use. We sent several thousand [jhockaday_0061_0002] men east lately and are going to send more soon. This is confidential of course. No officers are going with them. From what I hear, I believe a great majority of the officers will remain here for anoth

Image of 1986.213.32 - Letter

1986.213.32 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0032_0001] August 28, 1918. My Dear I.O. : - I have at last found time to drop a few lines. This summer seems to be over all of a sudden. It really does not seem any time since we were eating together back there in old N.Y. at Rector, but oh my! how much has happened!! Well, I can tell you now that I am right in the thick of it. I have been dodging shells, breathing through gas masks, and making myself as little and inconspicuous [jhockaday_0032_0002] as possible when travelling across “no man’s land” at night. - These Boch certainly have a wonderful set of fireworks which they let loose every night. All colored rockets, golden sh

Image of 1986.213.12 - Postcard, Inscribed

1986.213.12 - Postcard, Inscribed

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0012_0001] Camp Funston 14th National Army Cantonment 89th Division Camp Funston Golden Belt highway Photograms 1917 [jhockaday_0012_0002] Major General Leonard Wood’s quarters. Office and residence of Commanding General. went to France about a month ago. [jhockaday_0012_0003] A typical barracks. Each barracks holds nearly 200 men. They are electric lighted, steam heated and have running hot and cold water. The corner picture is the mess hall. Thanksgiving Football Game. About 15,000 of the 36,000 men now at Camp Funston. The Khaki uniforms causes the dimness in the background. [jhockaday_0012_0004] Funston Depot.

Image of 1986.213.15 - Memorandum

1986.213.15 - Memorandum

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0015_0001] TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This is to Certify, That James K B Hockaday a member of Company No 1 of the 14th Provisional Training Regiment is hereby Honorably [superscript 1] Discharged from his enlistment under Section 54, National Defense Act, by reason of expiration of enlistment. He is a resident of Kansas City, in the State of Missouri, is 21 3/12 years of age, and is 5 feet 8 inches in height. Physical condition when discharged: Good Typhoid prophylaxis completed No report Served in training camp at Ft. Riley, Kansas from May 15 to August 14, 1917. Remarks: Commissioned Second Lieutenant Infantry Section, Officer’s Re

Image of 1986.213.16 - Memorandum

1986.213.16 - Memorandum

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0016_0001] Form No. 650-8A.G.O., July 6, 1920. The President of the United States of America To all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of James Kellogg Burnham Hockaday, I do appoint him First Lieutenant, Infantry, Officers’ Reserve Corps of the Army of the United States: such appointment to date from the fifteenth day of March, nineteen hundred and twenty-four. He is therefore carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of the office to which he is appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging. He will e

Image of 1986.213.17 - Pamphlet, Instruction

1986.213.17 - Pamphlet, Instruction

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0017_0001] SIGNALS MADE BY INFANTRY AND ARTILLERY Objective reached...Caterpillar Signal Demand for barrage..White signal, 3 star Our Light Artillery Green signal, 1 star firing short........followed by White signal, 1 star. Our Heavy Artillery Green signal, 1 star firing short........followed by red signal, 1 star. We advance, increase the range...........Green signal, 1 star. We are here.........Bengal flares (in woods, dust and fog) Understood-or-Am ready...............White signal, 1 star Repeat message (or signal) .............Red signal, 1 star 1 hr. delay before Yellow smoke rocket execution of next followed by Flag phase.........

Image of 1986.213.18 - Record, Personnel

1986.213.18 - Record, Personnel

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0018_0001] Roster 1st Company 14th Provisional Training Regiment RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CAMP FORT RILEY, KANSAS AMONG THE FIRST 10,000 MAY 15 TO AUG. 15, 1917 [jhockaday_0018_0002] Company Commander CLIFTON COMLY KINNEY, Major 39th Infantry, U.S. Army. [jhockaday_0018_0003] U.S. Reserve Officers MAJOR J. L. LINDSAY, Poplar Bluff, Mo. MAJOR N.L. ROBERTS, Manhattan, Kans. CAPTAIN HERBERT MCGUIRE, Fall River, Mass. CAPTAIN H.B. STIVERS, Minneapolis, Minn. FIRST LT., E.C. WOOD, Kansas City, Mo. SECOND LT., GREGORY VIGEANT, JR., Chicago. SECOND LT., E.T. WHEATLEY, Horton, Kans. [jhockaday_0018_0004] Students CHARLES EDWARD

Image of 1986.213.27 - Letter

1986.213.27 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0027_0001] Somewhere in England Sunday, June 23rd, 1918. My Dear Mother: There is so much to tell since I last wrote you that I don’t know where to start. I hope you got the two letters I wrote. I sent one at the port of embarkation and one from another port. It was certainly a wonderful voyage. My ship did not have the excitement of even seeing a submarine. We were seventeen days on the water and I was never so glad to see land in all my life. You may talk about the navy, but I am certainly glad I joined the army. Tell June he had better take a few weeks ride on a ship without seeing land and get a whiff of that musty odor around a ship’s

Image of 1986.213.28 - Letter

1986.213.28 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0028_0001] Somewhere in France July 14th., 1918. My Dear Father: I wrote Mother from a little town in England some time ago. I stated that I would write you the following morning but certain things came up which prevented me. We packed up and moved again. We have not been in one place for any length of time until now. We travelled for one month straight and are at last settled for a while and doing real work. I am now “Somewhere in France” and have been for some little time. This is one of the prettiest countries I have been in. People don’t live out on farms here but dwell in picturesque little villages and go out in the daytime to farm.

Image of 1986.213.29 - Letter

1986.213.29 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0029_0001] My dear I.O. : -- I received your letter of the fifteenth this afternoon and am certainly sorry I shall be unable to see you before leaving for Princeton. In regard to your questions. To get my furniture go down to Patton Hall and ask for the janitor “Andy” or Mrs. Haupt, who is the chambermaid, for that part of the building in which I lived. He or she will tell you what they did with the furniture. Then go to the janitor of your own building, Witherspoon, and he may help you or tell you how to get it into your room. If he can bring it over for you, give him a tip for whatever he charges, or what you think it is worth. If he can’

Image of 1986.213.30 - Letter

1986.213.30 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: jhockaday_0030_0001] Some Where in France July 18 1918 My Dear I. O. : Received your most welcome letter several days ago. You can’t imagine how happy all the news made me. I have it before me now as I write, way out here somewhere on French soil. I wrote to Father several days ago. I certainly hope you are getting the letters I write; they are not as many as I would like to write but I am absolutely going every minute. The letter which you received from me was not written “over here” but sent from some port where we stopped for a day before starting across. I received Aunt Edith’s letter with yours. Mother’s letter came a few days later with two fro

Image of 1986.213.31 - Letter

1986.213.31 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0031_0001] My Dear Mother - You don’t know how I appreciate the letters I get from you. I haven’t gotten very many but I know there must be something wrong, ship sunk or something. I certainly enjoyed that picture which you sent me from [MS illegible]. I have also gotten two letters from I.O. I don’t have time to write many letters and when I do write I can’t say much. If you just answer the letters I write, I am afraid I won’t get many. Well, everyone is feeling O.K. [jhockaday_0031_0002] here and the Dutchmen are feeling rotten, I hope and we are going to keep them feeling rotten just as long as we can. I have had a chance to write

Image of 1986.213.34 - Letter

1986.213.34 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0034_0001] My Dear Father: - Sept. 4; 18. I just received a letter from Mother to-day. It was dated July 26 but was mighty joyful news. It must have been on an awful slow boat for I received one from her dated July 6 about two weeks ago. I get about one or two letters every two weeks. Everyone has been in different parts of the States, however, and all busy so I suppose that is why I haven’t gotten many. Most of the fellows average five or six every two weeks. You don’t know how welcome news is from home. I was walking along the trenches looking over the lines when I stopped in my old company command post. They gave me Mother’s letter. It

Image of 1986.213.38 - Letter

1986.213.38 - Letter

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

Image of 1986.213.39 - Letter

1986.213.39 - Letter

Full transcription of text follows: [jhockaday_0039_0001] My Dear Dad:- I received your fine letter today. Also one from Mother and one from Jessie, so it has been a very prosperous day. It was mighty nice of you all to entertain Mrs. Mitchell and I am sure she enjoyed it. She is really a very nice lady. Col. Mitchell, however, has been relieved from command of his regiment and ordered back, I don’t know just where. He was a hard worker and very conscientious man, and I am afraid it will go very hard with him. I am still working for Division Headquarters and am stationed here at Brigade. I was working in this capacity during the advance and had a time [jhockaday_0039_0002] keepin