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but he is better off. Home ones will
hot be the only ones to miss him for 1
we all miss him. He was a true friend
of minc. God makes no mistakes. He
will help us all if we only trust and
believe. It seems hard to give Press
ley up but it's all done by the hand of
Wei!, Mr. Mims. I guess I had bet
ter close for this time. Hope to see
you scon. What has become of Uncle
Iv? I would like to read one of his
letters. As the whistle is blowing I
will have to stop. With best wishes to
all from a loving soldier boy.
Newport News, Va.
3rd Battery. O. A R. D.
J. T. Bailey.
R. L. Bailey Receives Letter
From His Brother in Camp.
I will write you a snort letter. This
leaves me well and I hope you are all
the same. I did not take my trip but
1 certainly thought I was. I stayed
.n the ship all day yesterday and at
last had orders to get off. As thc- war
ie over I don't mind going to fight
kut I don't want to go to work. I
con't know what the next step will be
but I hope it will be to send us home.
I long to see that time come. I have
got lots to tell you all when I see
you. The ship is a sight to see. I am
se glad the war is over and trust we
will be turned loose soon.
1 guess you are finished gathering
aew and about ready to move. What
will be your address when you move?
Well, we stay quarantined all the
time so I don't know much about this
place and don't know much news.
Thara was a crowd in town last night
including soldiers and sailors. All of
my battalion could have gone but I
weald not go as it was too danger
eve. They stopped cars, and burnt up
?veral wagons and went in stores
and took what they wanted. It was
joy over peace. Well, I guess I must
.erne to a close for this time. Be'
good. Love and best wishes to you
Tour true brother,
J. T. B.
Letter From Swygert Lagrone
to His Brother.
Somewhere in France.
October 2, 191?.
My Dear Brother:
I received your nice letter today
and was so glad to hear from you.
i was just thinking about you when
I ?eeeived it. This leaves me all O. K
ced hope it will find you the same.
Tell Papa and Mama Hello for me j
and tell Daisy Bell hello also. Tell her j
I am going to bring her a souvenir
.f France when I come home, provid
mi I get back all right.
I was surprised to hear that Wiley ;
kad gone to camp. Did he volunteer
.r was he called? I hope he will like
it fine. Tell everybody to write to me
a* I am always glad to get a letter
from old Edgefield.
I think from the way things look
wt will soon be back. It certainly is
.old over here. It is as cold here now
a? it is at home in December so you '
can imagine how cold it is. We have
ball games and all kinds of sports.
Also the bands play every afternoon
se you know I like that as I am fond
of music. I can't understand anything
the people say here and it is the same
way with them in regard to us.
France doesn't look at all like Amer
ica to ms.
They raise mostly grain and cattle
kere. I guess the crops are fine over
thura. Mama told me they were mak
iug a fine cotton crop and I certainly
SM glad of that.
? Trill close. Write and tell me all
Your devotsd brother,
-, . Swygert LaGrone.
Letter to Mother Fell From
Soldier's Coat as Hun Bullet
. Struck McKie Wood.
The following letters written to '
kia mother, Mrs. J. M. Wood, of Mer
iwether, S. C., by T. McKie Wood
item "over there" dropped from his
aeaket when he fell in action in bat
tle tome two months ago and were
fiieked up by S. R. McLatahey, a
member of the Australian Field Ar
tillery, and by him sent to the mother
ia South Carolina. The Australian,
3M forwarding the letters, writes to
Mn. Wood that he obtained her ad
?/re? from the letters.
The first letter from the young
American soldier is dated ''Some
where in France, October 14, 1918.
Melmets and gas masks are lying
aD around here and when' I have time
I will send you some. I expect you
have received word by now that I
wa? wouded in the recent heavy I
fighting. I assure you that I am j
?ot badly hurt. A piece of shrapnel j
?truck me above the knee. It was
?ene about -5:30 or 6 o'clock A. M.
a later letter written from Par
grit?n, England, the soldier writes:
My wound hasn't hurt me any to
speak of and is healing right along.
Please don't worry over it. I will
take care of myself. They have sent
me from old France to England for
a rest and I have all that I could
wish in the way of comfort except
my mother's presence and caie which
of course, I can't expect over here.
It's a great relief to be away from
the roaring cannon and the life in the
trenches for a spell, but I'd much
rather not have this wound and be
back with that grand old First South
Mother, 1 have been in three big
battles, to say nothing of the little
skirmishes and patrols incident to
modern war fare.
I've heard old soldiers talk of the
civil war, but that was a small affair
compared to this. I can't say how
many Huns I've killed as I'm a ma
chine gunner, but whenever old Fritz
es would locate me and my gun, they
would turn everything they had on
me, but to no avail. I seem to bear
a charmed life that no Hun bullet
could touch me and, believe me,
I made it some hot for them.
My address now for a little while
is American Red Cross Military Hos
pital No. 2, Pargnton, S. Devon, Eng
land. I doubt, though if I am still
here when you get this letter. How
ever I will write to you regularly and
let you know where I am, so, Mama,
please don't worry about me one
bit for I will take care of myself.
I will be home in the near future,
T. McKie Wood.
Bowles Morgan Writes Letter
to Mrs. J. L. Mims.
American Y. M. C. A.
On Active Service With the
American Ex. Forces.
October 24, 1918.
Dear Mrs. Mims:
I have been trying for a long time
to write to you, but somehow I nev
er did. I will try this morning to
write a few lines. It is hard for me
to write a letter over here. As you
know, we can't mention everything
we know, and you will have to ex
cuse pencil, too, as we have no ink.
is hard to get anything like that
over here, but the Y. M. C. A. keeps
us in stationery. That's a great/help.
You bet the Y. M. C. A. and the
Red Cross are doing their part. I
don't kow what we would do here
without them. I didn't realize while
in the States just what these things
would mean to us in France, but I
know now, of course.
We engineers have to move about
so much we t:an't get the full bene
fit of them, but we give the chocolate
fits when we do strike up with a
I suppose it is right lonesome at
home now, as most of the boys have
had to leave. I would like to see my
people the best in the world, but if
I was back at home now, I know I
wouldn't be satisfied knowing that
my best friends and cousins too, had
gone. I will advise any single man be
tween the ages of 18 and 45 to come
over here and join us, for the more
help we have the sooner the*struggle
will come to an end.
Army life is a hard life, but I
guess it's our duty. We had a great
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France, but I am glad to say I can
;tand just as much as any one.
I do not think it will be much lon
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.an go back home and live at ease
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Corporal W. Bowles Morgan,
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