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1919 Feb. 1

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - Still irritated over games in who gets sent home first. Company is down to 125 men. Did not get his promotion to sergeant. Winter, but comfortable. Now bout 60,000 men in camp, moving rapidly.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1919 Mar. 22

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to Thomas W. Jackson

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - Most of the boys who arrived when Charles did have returned home. When they were fighting, everyone seemed contented, but now they accomplish nothing. When paid, he feels like a Rockefeller and spends most of it at the YMCA; buys hot cakes.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1919 June 7

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - Sorry to hear of father's condition; he is old and has lived a good life. Will do all he can to help mother when he returns: "I may have done some things that weren't just the right thing to do but always have tried to live right." Will probably be back in the states in mid-July. Irritation at those who play the system to get home earlier.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1919 Apr. 20

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - Last week answered a call for 50 men to go to Antwerp; would do almost anything to get out of camp. Nothing to see in camp but soldiers and barracks "also when you see the way things are carried on here as no doubt you have heard something about this camp as the papers have been filled with articles regarding conditions and etc."

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1919 May 3

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - About 17,000 soldiers in camp, most going home on special orders or on discharge. Some are staying in France to set up businesses or marry French girls. "You would be surprised to see the number of American soldiers that marry here. I have seen several weddings take place... some very pretty girls here, but it would take more than that piece of paper so called discharge for me to m... more

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1919 Jan. 27

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - Disgusted: "There are men getting out of the army on claims that are ridiculous. We sure are in a position to see all those things and I have come to the conclusion that [I] have done my part and think that [I] should have a chance for a release." Anger over release orders and people playing the game: saw Calvin Coolidge's name in the newspaper and wonders whether he mi... more

Charles E. Jackson Papers