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, American Flag, censorship, training, clothing, uniform, weather, cold weather, drill, weapons, artillery, military equipment, infantry, mobilization, France, trains, travel, transportation, Great War, patriotism, Boches, Germans, thoughts on the enemy, mother, rest, pictures, photography, health and sickness, personal stories, automobiles, camp, visitors, women at home, Y.M.C.A., Y.M.C.A stationary

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World War I; World War One; Dorothy Hornberger; Clarence Lindstadt; September 26, 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; Patriotism - Fort Dodge, Ia.; Women -- Fort Dodge, Ia. -- History -- 20th century; World War 1914 1918 Equipment and supplies; World war 1914 1918 Personal narratives, American; Fort Dodge (Ia.) - History - 20th century; United States. Army. 42nd Infantry Division; United States. Army. Rainbow Division


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.


2014.160.w.r_ Hornberger _worldwarone_1917-09-26_003



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