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1918 Dec. 15

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - They have been moving and are Noyers classification camp, assigned to 164th Infantry, reviewing gas cases for sending home. Hope they enjoy Christmas. Has had a chance to go to church since there is a Knights of Columbus nearby.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

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 June 27

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

U.S.S. Kroonland - Almost back in the states only 300 miles from Newport News, Va. Has been sent home as a patient, having taken ill on June 8 with appendicitis.

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

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 Sept. 5

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - Passed through the city where Leo Fitz is located, but did not know to visit. Does not know what he needs sent from home as they are "pretty well looked out for here."

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1919 May 22

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - All he has seen for a year is "billets or frog houses which are absolutely rotten." There are some nice places in France, but one get tired of it all and everything is old fashioned and the people old and behind the times.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 Sept. 18

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to Sara D. Fitz

France - Has just written and assumes she has "about all the news I possess at present as you know how little we are allowed to say regarding any military matters." Has just finished his washing. Learned that Leo is only abotu 12 miles away and could have visited him had he known.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1918 Oct. 24

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - First letter he has had the chance to write in three weeks. Ran into James O'Neil from Northampton, who is a permanent man in camp. Has been in good health, though dealing with the strange climate. Will Fitz and Tom should not worry about being in the army; even if they see foreign service, it will do them good.

Charles E. Jackson Papers