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1918 Apr. 15

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

A battle prayer

France - A typewritten poem with handwritten corrections written by Brainerd Taylor 10 days after witnessing the sight of a battlefield. The poem describes the battlefield of dying men and appeals to Jesus Christ for mercy.

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 June 10

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent received his father's letter with the criticism for his poem of April 15th, and discusses some of it. He writes that his characterization of Christ suffering with the men on the battlefield came as a result of seeing so many images of him in France. He was glad to hear his father and sister's praise of it, but he does not know how it would be taken by civilized folks back home who have not seen ... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Apr. 22

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent writes that he has made a revised edition of the poem he enclosed in his previous letter and that it is getting some attention on the front. A press representative wants it, but he thinks that James should present it at home after getting copyright. He has been up along the American front and wishes that he could describe it better. He went down in the valley of the Meuse and to the old battlefi... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Oct. 20

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent is now on his third day of resting in his room from illness. He has bronchitis and a slight fever, but is confidant that the organization will continue to run smoothly without him. He's visited often by his men and his "old French Madame" who bemoans that he won't let her make him an "effession" which he describes as a "nasty herb tea." He describes the celebrations that followed his promotion t... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Oct. 12

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor and Harriet M. Taylor

France - Brent discusses his new promotion to full colonel and expresses his desire to be known as one of the founders of the Motor Transport Corps. He wants to meet with Frank Richardson, who is at base port now, but he can't get a week's permission until he's been there 4 months. To his sister, Brent talks about the necessity of distracting oneself from the war with frivolity and how everyone copes with it d... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Nov. 4

Taylor, Brainerd, 1877-1955

Letter from Brainerd Taylor to James B. Taylor

France - Brent is relieved to hear that Hal has recovered from his bout of influenza and sad to hear that Irene Wood has died. He writes about many topics, including the shipwreck at Fort Morgan, Hal's raise, Molly's work caring for the parents of servicemen, and the course of the war. Bulgaria, Turkey, and Austria have surrendered, but Prussia and Germany are still fighting. German planes dropped thousands of... more

Brainerd Taylor Family Papers

1918 Sept. 20

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - It's a beautiful night and Clint has recovered his shoulder bag with Rhea's letters which he'd thought were lost. He assures her that he's not on the front or carrying a gun, since he's a doctor, and he wonders how he will adjust to life back home after the war is over. He asks her if she's saving his letters so that after the war they can better keep track of where he was. They all have fleas and lic... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Sept. 15

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann and Lloyd to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint and Llyod have finally found each other and are now camped about 100 yards apart. Clint describes their unlikely meeting and how Llyod is recovering from the shrapnel wound in his elbow. Llyod met Clint's younger brother Frank, who is in the navy, when he was in Bordeaux. Boyd is still back in the states, in a camp near Minneapolis. Llyod is with Clint at his cot reading their military newspaper... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 Oct. 4

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint misses Rhea and reassures her that she is first in his heart. Many things are uncertain now and unclear, but he plans to return her as soon as he is able. It's been almost a year since he arrived overseas, and one year has felt like five in terms of making him older and wiser. He applied for transfer to the regular Army Dental Corps from the Reserve Corps, but at this point he doesn't think it w... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers

1918 July 30

Brann, Clinton T., 1891-1961

Letter from Clinton T. Brann to Rhea Oppenheimer

France - Clint received a letter from Llyod letting him know that he is in the base hospital with a wound to his arm. He'd tried looking for Lloyd at his own hospital, but when he couldn't find him he knew that Llyod's injury must not be serious since only the seriously wounded come to their hospital. He read an uncomfortable story in the paper titled "The Horror of Moonlight" by George Battillo which was a st... more

Clinton T. Brann Papers