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"well for two minutes after I had mov
ed my battery he dropped two enor
mous shells where I had my first sec
tion. An hour later after I had done
a piece of maneuvering he dropped
two big shells where my ration wag
ons had just been standing. I had to
lead the battalion into position as I
am senior Captain, in the Major's
absence. Twice I passed through gas
covered areas; and we were shelled
the entire day. Finally we went into
position and you should have seen
my boys dig, and . I may add that I
used the pick myself, and pretty soon
we had our holes well under the sur
face, and covered over with every
thing we could find that would stop
the shell splinters. Then I got my
ammunition up and the way we sent
messages to the Boche was a regular
heart tonic, and we have continued
to send them ever since, and will con
tinue as long as they let me stay for
I have seen something since I last
wrote you that I shall never forget
a horrible sight-the shelling of a
horse train driving along the road
poor innocent creatures doing their
duty toward their masters, and be
ing shot down and mutilated in a
most terrible fashion. I saw horse
after horse stagger and fall, some
would try to rise so as to continue,
but all in vain, and all that any per
son could do was to stand and watch.
I hope I shall never see anything
again with any such genuine horror
attached to it. It all seemed so use
less-the utilization of the world's
biggest minds to the invention and
improvement of methods for the kill
ing of men. However, I wish to re
peat that there can be but one end
to this war, and I shall never return
to the United States, if there is any
but THAT ONE ending.
In the midst of this terrible day I
received several letters from home,
and after reading the birthday letter
which you'wrote July 10th, I could
do nothing but move away from my
men for a few moments and reflect
upon the memories of my birthday
occasions in days gone by; and as
long as you shall live, my mission in
life shall be so to conduct myself as
to bring honor and credit to you and
Your devoted son,
' ' * * Francis.
Bowles Morgan Writes Two
September 27, 1918.
My Dear Sister:
We have moved from where we
first landed in France, so that's why
I haven't written in some time. I
will try to write a few lines today.
We haven't much news to write so
will have to make this short.
I'm as well satisfied as could be
expected. Am getting plenty to eat,
and nothing much to do We are
somewhere back of the front lines
but not close enough to be in any
danger. We are doing some very easy
work. Just fixing up some dugouts.
Don't know just how long we will be
here.Maybe all this winter but I think
the war will be over before the winter
passes. If they keep this drive up, I
hope so, anyway.
Well, I hope everything is going
well at home. I haven't had-a line
from home since I landed in France
except one you wrrte on the 2nd of
August and it was addressed to New
York and forwarded to me. I am ex
pecting to get some mail in a few
days. We have been moving so often
and that is the reason I haven't re
ceived any. I will write as often as
I can and you must do the same.
How is everybody at home? Did
"Jinks" have to register? And has
Press had to leave yet?
How is the crop this year? Guess
they are gathering by now. When
have you heard from hugh?
Well, as news is all out will stop.
With love to all..
Your loving brother,
Corp. W. B. Morgan.
Co. E, 306 Engineers, American Ex
peditionary Forces, A. P. 0. No.
791, via New York.
Somewhere in France,
October 8, 1918.
My Dear Papa and Mama:
I received your letter last Sunday,
also Ruth's and Nona's. I certainly
was glad to hear from you ail and
I feel so much better now. I had been
thinking of home all day Sunday, so
Sunday night your letters came and
I haven't even had the blues since.
I am feeling just fine. I haven't even
had a bad cold. We have a good place
to stay and plenty to eat, so you see
we boys just couldn't help but be
satisfied. I don't think we will have
to stay over on thia side much longer
anyway, if all reports are true.
I'm glad your crop is good this
year. I think you will get a good
price for it and that will be a big
help to you. Was sorry Press had to
leave. Just received a letter a few
days ago from him and Cornelia
which they wrote while in Charleston.
Was just fixing to answer it when
I got yours saying he had gone. .Tell
Cornelia I say he will never have
to cross over if things keep going
like they are now.
How is old Lake? Tell him to write
to me sometimes. Tell Judge he had
better look out, they will have him
in the army before long and F. A.,
too. Has it been cold over there yet?
We have only had a little cold wea
ther over here. I like this country
very well, but not as well as I did
Guess you are settled down now
for a while anyway. Mama, I will
bring you some French shoes when
I come back home. Think I have
some picked out that would just suit
you. Well, I will have to stop now.
News is scarce. Tell Nona and Ruth
I will answer their letters before
long. With love to you and the chil
dren. I am, as ever,
Your devoted son,
Corp. W. B. Morgan.
Letter From Frank Adams to
H. W. McKie.
September 22, 19IS
You may be a little surprised to
get a letter from me. I have been
thinking for some time that I would
write you but under the conditions
I haven't had a chance.
After leaving Camp Jackson I
haven't stayed very long at a place. I
didn't stay at Camp Sevier or Camp
Upton, either as long as I thought I
would and of course what little spare
time I had I would write to the home
' My trip so far has been all right.
I have seen a great deal in my trav
els. The trip from New York across
was something else! We landed in
England and stayed there a short
while and then came on to France. It
certainly is a beautiful country. The
scenery is wonderful. The best roads
I ever saw. No mud at all. I would
like to have you here in your Buick
to see the country and enjoy the 1
They raise grapes, Irish potatoes, '
sugar beets, beans and grain, and '
they raise some fine cattle and sheep.
They use mostly draft horses, and '
use two-wheeled wagons with one or (
two horses. When two are used, one
is in front of the other which looks ?
funny to me. The travel in every
way is somewhat different to ours, j
Two story street cars with lady con- 1
ductors are used. You ought to see 1
the bicycles. Everybody has them.
There are very few autos for pleas- j.
ure over herc. Thtr vt ki ?lo? moot
ly trucks and there is certainly a
great number of them.
I notice from the papers thai you
all have had a new registration over
there. I guess you signed the cards.
I suppose it got a good many of the
folks around there. I guess some of
them are somewhat scared about it.
They need not worry. It is a won
derful trip to come over here and
see some of the world. I have cer
tainly seen some sights.
We are furnished all the clothes
we need and plenty to eat. The Red
Cross gave us a sweater, two pairs
of good woolen socks, wristlets and j
a comfort bag, which is real nice for
us and a big help, too. We are fur
nished everything we need to make
The money in France and Eng
land is different from ours somewhat
and is hard to learn. I am getting
along with the money all right but
can't do much talking to the French
people. We manage to get along
The people over here live in small
villages together, a little larger than
Colliers and go out on the farm to
work. Everybody lives in rock, brick
or concrete houses. You seldom ever
see a wooden building.
I haven't seen George Miller but
once since we came over, but we
don't stay very far apart now.
I often think of the good times
that I have had at your home. I am
living in hope3 of having Borne more
in the future. You can tell the folks
at home that you heard from me
when you see them.
Best wishes to you and the rest
of your family.
Pvt B. F. Adams.
Hdq. Co. 321st Inf. A. P. 0. No. 791.
American Expeditionary Forces.
Henry Harris Writes His Par
ents From France.
Dear Father and Mother:
Your letter which I have just re
ceived gave me much real pleasure.
I was very glad to hear from home.
Mother, this letter leaves me well
and I do hope you all are enjoying
good health. We are having a big
time. I wish you could be here and
see us. We are having a lot of bad
weather here in France. I will write
write again soon. My address is Co.
A, 118th i Un?an try, Somewhere in
France. Goodbye to all for this time,
? . - . _ " Henry Harris.
H. H. Smith Writes His Mother
From Vancouver, Washing
17 Spruce Squad. 2nd Prov. Regt.
My Dear Mama:
I guess you will be surprised to
know that I am in the hospital with
Spanish influenza, but I must say
right now before I go any further,
I don't want you to worry about me;
for I am in the hands of the Red
Cross and we soldiers do not suffer
for a thing. I have been in the hos
pital six days. I was certainly sick
when I first got here, but the nurses
went right to work on me and I got
better right away.
The Red Cross is certainly doing
good work herc .There are four hun
dred cases of the "flu" here in this
ward and no telling how many in the
others. The nurses and doctors are
very good to us boys. I was wonder- '
ing when I reached the hospital what
I would do for stationery and stamps |
but the evening after I came here j
the Y. M. C. A. man came and sup- ;
plied us, so you see we don't suffer,
for a thing, so don't you worry about
me for Uncle Sam will take care of
his boys. I hope you all will not have ?
the "flu" but it seems that everybody
is goiAg to have it before it blows !
You don't know how glad I am
that John it at home yet. I have cer
tainly been worried. If he has to go
into service I don't see how you all
can do without him.
How is the cotton market? We nev
er hear anything about cotton mar
ets. Everything is so different her?
from old South Carolina.
My commanding officer says that
as soon as the "flu" blows over we !
Southern boys are going east. I
couldn't be pleased any better than
to be started that way this afternoon.
But I don't expect to see home until
this war is over and I don't think
that will be before next September,
I am sorry that the schools were
closed. I am anxious for Maud and, g
Lavina to be in school. I think theyj -
will open again some time during
I got three of the Edgefield Ad
yertisc-s yesterday. I certainly dil
i??joy reading them. Don't you al
A-or*/ about me, for I am all rigb
ind will be back in camp before lonj.
I have written Frank seven lettes
ind he says he hasn't heard from mi
When you all hear from him seri
;he letters on to me.
I will try and write every day o
;wo and all of you must do likewisej
H. H. Smith.
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y W. T. Kinnaird, Probate Judge
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