Dorothy Hornberger First World War Correspondence Collection

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correspondence, Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, postal service, Camp Dodge, Iowa, Davenport, Iowa, family, October 23, 1917, 1917, field artillery, United States, United States Army, army, Supply Company, children, medical treatment, medicine, medical services, health and sickness, marching and drill, training, Des Moines, Ia., parade, celebration, President William Howard Taft, commemoration, personal stories, Burlington, Ia., Major General Plummer, Wallace, confederates, U.S. War Department, military leaders, infantry, military unit, patriotism, mobilization, travel, France, Civil War, government, rank, promotion, uniform, clothing, kit, visits, going home, barracks, location, brother, food, homesickness, Uncle Sam

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World War I; World War One; Dorothy Hornberger; Clarence Lindstadt; October 23, 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;


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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