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1918

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Has been out camping in the woods in Vermont. Edward sent two dollars for cigarettes.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 July

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Will be leaving very soon; glad to have been able to visit home.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 May 18

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Sorry to hear of her issues with the railroad after leaving Ayer. All are well, though very warm weather. Don't expect to be in camp long, "they are shipping about thousand men every day."

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Had to stand service Saturday. Parade for Cardinal O'Connell. Pete has moved on to Clinton near Ayer and said he would go up to Hamp on July 4.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 May 12

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Released from quarantine last night and took a trip to Ayer. Dusty week. Passes hard to come by; some older men got one who will be transferred to Camp Upton. Went to church and confession: the priests are "simply great, a man would have to be an animal if they failed to convert them." All are well, getting hardened by the marches.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 July

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Received the cigarettes. Don't know when they will move, but some have begun; most of the Northampton boys have gone. "Some fourth we have here..."

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Went to Ayer and saw Pete, who looks well: Ayer is a dry town, "but suppose by next Saturday he will fall off when the ship comes in." Gave Pete his suit and some other items he won't need and Pete was glad to have them.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Glad for the visit home. Has been cold in camp. Was exposed to some women through a window during inspection. Forgot the medal at home he had blessed by the priest; wishes it sent.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 June 2

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Visited Ayer and saw Pete, who has not had a drink since going there: "he is coming to the camp this noon to have dinner with me as we can take visitors to dine with in and surely do get used great, as the mess sergeant is a big fat Irishman and would take his shirt off for an Irishman." Has been checking in new arrivals, including a man whose family is worth $400,000: ... more

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 May 30

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

Camp Devens (Mass.) - Sergeant has given Jackson about a dozen books to study so that he can be made a corporal. "He is a dandy fellow also the commissioned officers are all good." Big parade of soldiers. Tom wrote that Driscoll would be sent to Training School, but Driscoll has "the same chance of being a non com. as I, but he could not make good and has been transferred to the suicide squa... more

Charles E. Jackson Papers