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1918 Nov. 24

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - Pretty soft at present, drill a few hours to keep in condition. Armistice celebrations in France. Flu has taken some boys, but it sounds worse at home. Heard they were to turn in their guns and gas masks.

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1919 Jan. 1

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - Still at classification camp doing the same work. Don't know when they will be able to be home. Heard that Jerry Twohig has passed away: "Mim, I don't see why you never had taken a shine to him first see what a nice time you might have had as you know what a nice bank roll he carried." More people seem to have died in the states than in France [from the flu]. Fellow sol... more

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - Father should take things easy with his sickness. Pete had dinner with him in the barracks.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 Sept. 16

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - Received a letter from Tom and supposes he is worried about being a soldier: he should not be as "we can clean the Huns in a short time as there lives are weakening every day." Does not think Will F. will pass the examination to serve overseas. Odd that with all the troops they pass, they see none from Hamp.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 Sept. 23

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - The boys have just received a lot of mail and therefore happy.

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1918

The Ammunition Train

France - Poem describing heroics of the soldiers in the ammunition train during the First World War.

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1918 Nov. 5

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - Everything looks god; Turkey and Austria have quite and "next the Kaiser will have to fall out or get knocked out." Saw part of the front, but not actual fighting. Will have a big turkey supper. Wishes some of the boys at home could come over without getting hurt; there would be "a whole lot of changed men when they returned would have something to think about instead o... more

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1918 Oct. 27

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to Thomas W. Jackson

France - Situated is billets in a quiet town. Has heard the big noise, though from a distance. Sorry to hear of Mark Mullins dying in camp; all in the army are warned to take care of themselves due to the concern about illness.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister (incomplete)

France - Well protected (by clothing) from the weather. Papers will be filled with good war news. Enjoys this branch of the service since they see more of the country. Has thought of the Maloneys and will write. Attended church in a building just built by the Knights of Columbus.

Charles E. Jackson Papers