9 results found for: subject:"Camp Devens (Mass.)"

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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 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 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 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

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

1917 Oct. 9

Newth, Letitia Crane, 1897-1960

Letter from Letitia Crane to Frank F. Newth

Lynn (Mass.) - Letty is happy to hear that Nick has not had to do much fatigue work. She will come to visit him at Camp Devens next Sunday with her mother.

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918 Feb. 10

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Letter from Frank F. Newth to Letitia Crane

France - Nick is working in the subsistence department of the quartermaster corps; they are in charge of all of the food. There are only a few men in the department so they are very busy and his spells of loneliness are short. They are far enough from the front that they do not hear the roar of guns but there are airplanes flying overhead frequently. He has heard that engineers from a camp came ... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Diary of Frank F. Newth

France - Diary kept by Frank F. Newth while in France, which provides more details about his work and experiences serving in the Army. Newth discusses working at Camp Devens, Fort Jay, and Camp Merritt before travelling to Winchester, England. Once he was in France he moved between a few different cities working for the Finance Department of the Quartermaster Corps. While in Amiens h... more

Frank F. Newth Papers

1918

Newth, Frank F. (Frank Forrest), 1895-1979

Diary of Frank F. Newth

France - Transcript of diary kept by Frank F. Newth while in France, which provides more details about his work and experiences serving in the Army. Newth discusses working at Camp Devens, Fort Jay, and Camp Merritt before travelling to Winchester, England. Once he was in France he moved between a few different cities working for the Finance Department of the Quartermaster Corps. Whi... more

Frank F. Newth Papers