Dorothy Hornberger First World War Correspondence Collection

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correspondence, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, postal service, Camp Dodge, Iowa, Davenport, Iowa, family, September 1917, 1917, field artillery, United States, United States Army, army, Supply Company, 339th Battalion, war work, Y.M.C.A, navy, health and sickness, postal service, boredom, discontent, post card, morale, relatives, home front, reacreational activities, reading, packages, kindness, gifts, gifts from home, magazines, books, literature, camaraderie, personal stories, Reveille, drill, training, education, march, soldiers, food, signalling, Taps, militarism, noise, visitation, visits, Uncle Sam, patriotism, romance, bible, faith, faith and religion, religion, priests, West Burlington, Ia., Christianity, duty, conditions in the trenches, soldiers' slang, transfer, employment, munitions, clothing, rank, chivalry, guns, war aims, war in the air, mobilization, hope, inspection, barracks, quarters, draft, conscription, recruitment and enlistment, recruits, military leaders, leave, pictures, photography, medical services, medicine, medical treatment, disease, rest, leisure, loneliness, youth

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World War I; World War One; Dorothy Hornberger; Clarence Lindstadt; September 12, 1917; World War, 1914 1918; United States; Davenport (Ia.) -- History -- 20th Century; Camp Dodge (Ia.); War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States. Army; United States. Army. Supply Company. 339th Battalion; United States. Army. Field Artillery; World war 1914 1918 - Equipment and supplies; World war 1914 1918 - Medical care; World war 1914 1918 - War work - Fort Dodge, Ia.; Fort Dodge, Ia. - History - 20th century


This collection contains 13 letters written by several soldiers to a woman named Dorothy Hornberger. A majority of the letters were written by her uncle, Clarence Lindstadt, describing camp life, training, talking about things back home. Three letters were written by other soldiers, possibly friends of Clarence. Some of the authors in this collection are connected with the authors in 2014.031.w.r "Lindstadt Brothers First World War Correspondence." Some of them were possible friends.


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