Charles Eggeling First World War Correspondence Collection


Matt Shields

Document Type



U.S.A., U.S. Soldiers, correspondence, Western Front, Infantry, artillery, family, women at home, Bronx, New York, wife, husband, camaraderie, health and sickness, humour, mother, post-war hopes, automobile, soldiers' slang, death, patriotism, nationalism, racial stereotype, crime

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Charles Eggeling; December 10, 1918; World War 1914 1918 United States. Army American Expeditionary Forces; World War 1914 1918 United States. Regimental histories Coast Artillery; Regimental histories Machine Gun Battalion, 49th Infantry; World War 1914 1918 United States. Description and travel Bronx New York; World War 1914 1918 United States.; Influenza Epidemic. 1918-1919;


Correspondence to and from Private Charles Eggeling, 111th Machine Gun Batallion, during his service in France as part of the American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919. Also included in this collection are military documents, photographs, and ephemera from his time in France.


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