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Walter Griffis Writes to His
October ll, 1918.
I will write you a few lines as I have
a little time. This leaves me well and
all right. Hope it will find you the
I have just come out of a b?tele
and didn't get a scratch. The Lord
must have been with me. I hope
and pray that I won't have to go in
another battle. I have certainly seen
some sights for the last two weeks.
I have been to look for Hez. I
found his company but could not
find him. I hope he is all right.
"Mother, 1 guess you all have been
worried about me but I have just not
had time to write. I am sitting flat
down in the field, writing on my mess
pan. You know I have a fine desk.
Don't worry about me for we will be
back home in a short time, I think.
Mother, I have several souvenirs
from the Germans but have not got j
what 1 want. I want an iron cross j
Kow are Aunt Emma and Papa j
standing the times? Tell them I am !
all right. Also tell everybody around
home Hello for me.
Well, I will close for this. time.
Your loving son,
Walter W. Griffis.
Co. D. 114 M. G. Bn., A. P. 0. 749.
American Ex. Forces.
Henry Harris Writes of Wound
Received in Battle.
October 22, 1918.
I will take the pleasure of writing
you a few lines. This letter leaves
me well except that I am wounded
in my right leg. I am up, though, and
doing fine in the hospital: Am cer
tainly having a fine time. I got hurt
on the 11th of October by a shell. I
should have written before but have
n't had any paper. I have ? nice lit
tle hole in my leg. I was out on the
I guess the war will be over before
I get back to France and I think I
will be at home before long. Tell the
boys they are lucky and I hope they
won't get over in France. Tell Tobe ?
I say to stay at home if he can. I have
wanted to be back home lots of times.
I will never forget my old home and
lam coming back again. Before long
I will come marching back to you all
Albert Eubanks Writes Letter
To His Mother.
October 13, 1918.
My Dear Mother:
Well, it is Sunday morning and I
am somewhere in France, but think
ing of you all back home in the good
old U. S. A. Am wondering what you
are doing. Getting ready to go to
church. I guess. I am doing all right.
Am well and feeling good. Hope I'll
be lucky enough to stay so. The wea
ther is very pretty here this morning.
You know, I told you to let them
use my clothes but you wrote and
said that you were going to save them
for me. I will be glad if you will save
them for me. I mean the two suits
and the hat.
Well, as I said before, I guess I
have some letters on the way here.
Surely will be glad when they come.
As I don't know of any news much
will close for this time, but just re
member that I love you, dear Moth
er, and am coming back home to you
some time. Give my love to all the
rest. I hope Papa is lots better and
Claude also. As ever,
. Your same devoted son,
M. H. S. Rf. Plant Co. SCI,
A. P. 0. No. 705.
American Ex. Forces.
Clinton Jones Writes Letter to
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
U. S. General Hospital 14,
November 4, 1918.
My Dear Uncle and All:
I wiil answer your letter that I re
ceived yesterday. I was glad to hear
from yuu all. I am not at all well. I,
am up but am weak and it doesn't
look like I am getting any strength.
I hope you all are well and in good
health. I would love to see you all.
Tell Tobe and Stonewall to come to
see me if they can get off fori would
be so glad to see them.
Well, Loman, they are going to
send me for a treatment to the other
side of New York this week so don't
write me any more until you hear
from me again. I will write you all
just as soon as I get where I am go
ing and let you know how I like the
place. I hope I will like it fine and I
\ey ve been fighting for their
" homes since 1914! * * i
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Why you sho?ld give
iHOSS gallant men who wear horizon brue, those bronzed
poilus who are entering upon their fifth winter of this war
-tthey are the men who know the sheer luxury of a cup
Of hot soup, a piece of bread, a stove to sit by, and a word of cheer.
Think of a nation where every able-bodied man of less than
fifty has been, under arms for four long years and more. Think
of a nation which has sufered as has Franca Then you will'
know what the huts are meaning to the French, and what the
huts are meant-no- tn .-?*??** -fi??v?*Qrt-o ???r tu^m
-- mi yi/Vfinn/flrWa ,
By giving to these seven organizations
sdi at once, the cost and e?Fo|? of six
additional campaigns is saved.
Unless Americans do give twice as
much as ever before, oar soldiers and
sailors may not enjoy during 1912 their
3600 Recreation Buildings
1000 Miles of Movie Film
100 Leading Stage Stars
2000 Athletic Directors
85 Hostess Houses
15,000 Big-brother "s?cr?tant
Millions of dollars of home comforts
When yon give double, you make sure
that every fighter has the cheer and com
forts of these seven organizations every
step of the way from home to the front
and back again. You provide him with
a church, a theatre, a cheerrui home, a
store, a school, a club and an athletic field
-and a knowledge that the folks back
home are with him, heart and sotd!
You have loaned your money to supply
their physical needs.
Now give to maintain the Morale that
is winning the war!
And so you see these huts today, hundreds of them; wLare
French and Americans stand side by side, holding out a hand
of friendship to the war-worn, grizzled men whose fighting spirit
is an inspiration to our Yanks. .Foyer du Soldat they call
the hut--hearth of the soldier-the nearest approach home up
on the roads to battle.
"The support and comfort of your Foyers,9* says General
Mangiri, "has been and will continue to be a tremendous phys
ical comfort and moral support, and has given the soldiers that
feeling of home which has been so much lacking."
"Your Foyers," says Clemenceau, "constantly established
in increasing numbers, as great at the front as in the rear, has
rendered to our soldiers most highly appreciated service. Thanks
to your efforts, our children have found in your midst a center
of distraction and comfort"
United in this war for freedom, our fighters stand 1 eside
the soldiers of France, United in this campaign for morale,
these seven organizations come to you as one. France's fight
is our fight Unity of command is winning on the battlefields
abroad Unity is hastening victory through morale. Give foi
morale, give for unity, give for victory I
UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN
Give for the Sake of Our Edgefield
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trust in the Lord that it will do me
I was glad to hear from Henry. I
hope he will get to come back home
and we ail can meet again on earth.
I guess you all are going .to stay
where you are. If I live tb get back
home I am corning to see you all and
stay a month with you.
J I will close for this time. May God
I bless you all is my prayer. Don't
I write until I write to yob all for if
II rio leave here I won't get it. If I
stay here another week I will write
and let you all know but I chon't think
I will. Good-bye.
Carroll Mays Writes to His Sis
ter, Mrs. John Kemp.
October 14, 1918.
Dear Sister :
Your letter was received today and
I certainly was giad to hear from you
and to know that all were well. I am
feeling pretty well. I was sick a cou
ple of days but am all right now.
I have plenty of heavy clothing and
hope to make it all O. K. However,
we haven't any lires and it is getting
cold, and will be colder. But I am
going to try to pull through and when
I get back I will tell you all about it.
No, I haven't driven any cars at
all since I have been over here, and
I don't suppose I will as we have
wagoners and Chauffeurs who 'are
sent to school for that purpose and
therefore they do it. My part will be
on the big guns as I am a gun pointer
who directs the gun and takes the
aim. I like it fine. Guess I will keep
it as long as I can.
Ethel, if I stop writing for a while
don't worry, as I may be where I
can't write. Hope all are well and that
I will hear from you again soon; I.
Your loving brother,
* Carroll R. Mays.
Batt. B, 64th Regt, Art. C. A. C.
Hezzie Grims Wounded and
No. 5 General Hospital.
October 23wl, 1918.
Dear Mrs. Griffis:
This is just to tell you that your
son, H. F. Griffis is-not so well. He
says he has already written to you so
you will know he is in the hospital
The doctor now thinks very seri
ously of his condition so I am afraid
there is yery little chance for him.
:o let you
: there is
C. M. Beikel,
Mrs. Sam Agner Receives Let
ter From Her Son
Somewhere in France,
October 5, 1918.
My Dear Mother:
How are you getting along? Fine,
I truly hope as this leaves me well.
1 came to the hospital on the 21st
of September with the mumps. Am
about weli of them now, though. Will
get out of thc hospita] in a day or
two. It did not hurt me at all. I hard
ly knew that I had them.
Tell Papa and Brother Wiley "How
dy" fer me and also Brother Eddie
and family. How is Bruce Timmer
man getting on now? I received his
letter but haven't had time to answer
it yet. He said he was sick at the time.
Well, I guess you ail are nearly
finished picking cotton now and I.
suppose you got a good price for it
ibis year. I hope you did.
As I write this letter I am thinking
of you all going to preaching this '
afternoon and tomorrow morning.I
guess the road to the church that we
worked before I left home is very
good now. Are you all going to still
keep Mr. George Bussey to preach
for you another year? He is such a
good preacher. I would certainly like
to see him.
I imagine those late peaches ave
getting ripe now. It reminds me of
when I went down to see Uncle
George Agner last fall and carried
him a sack full of them.
Well, 1 had better close for this
time. Write and tell mc all the news
at home. I will wiite as often as I
can to you all. Good-bye, my dear
Mother and Father. Lots of love to
Your loving son,
Pvt .John E. Agner.
October 16, 1918 .
My Dear Mother: _
"i^received your letter yesterday
and was glad to hear from you all
as I always am glad to hear from
Mother, I ws so glad to bear that
you all had i;uch a good crop this
year and are getting such a good price
for cotton. I was giad IQ know that
Brother Wiley has joined the church.
I guess you were quite disappointed
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