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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 Sept. 6

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister (incomplete)

France - YMCA is doing fine work. Not much to say at the moment. Temptations are very great in the army: "One has got to keep his head straight at all times, but you can just bet that any of the boys that realize where they are, sure fight shy of those temptations which presents itself a great many times."

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

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

1918 Aug. 25

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

France - Hard to write since they are not allowed to say much. The village where they are staying is very old, but most beautiful with antiques a thousand years old.

Charles E. Jackson Papers

1919 Jan. 19

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to sister

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - Still at classification camp at St. Aignan looking over B and C men for shipment home. Springfield may be celebrating the war's end "but we hardly knew anything great had taken place just seemed as though we had just finished a days work and started on a new position. Didn't seem to excite the boys any much." They see all kinds of men and hear troubles all day, the mark... more

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

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.

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

1919 Feb. 6

Jackson, Charles E.

Letter from Charles E. Jackson to brother

St. Aignan des Noyers (France) - Still in classification camp, with only a couple of hundred under their supervision. Glad the recipient did not have to cross the deep blue or take part in war. "Are you still employed at the casket shop. must have been some demand for caskets at the rate the people have died in the states. Perhaps it would be safe to say more have died with the Flu than were actually k... more

Charles E. Jackson Papers