Elmo Culbert First World War Correspondence Collection


Elmo S. Culbert

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U.S.A., U.S. Postal Service, Stamp, Washington, George, President Washington, Salt Lake City, Soldiers, Homesickness, Health and Sickness, Loneliness, Military Equipment, Marching and Drill, Morale, Training, Prayer, Romance, Art, Hot Weather, Cold Weather, Morse Code, Promotion (Corporal), Funds, Wife, Signaling, Self-Determination, Rules and Regulations, Bayonet, Quartermasters, Taps, post-war hopes, Inspection, Women at Home

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Elmo S. Culbert; World War 1914 1918; United States-- History--20th Century. United States Army American Expeditionary Forces; October 1918; Camp Pike (Ark.); World war 1914 1918 Regimental histories United States; Influenza Epidemic. 1918-1919; World War 1914 1918 United States Military weapons Technological innovations; World War 1914 1918 United States. Army--Barracks and quarters;


This collection contains multiple letters from Elmo Culbert writing to his wife in Salt Lake City, Utah, during World War One. A large majority of the letters were of Culbert expressing his feelings for his wife and how much he missed her, while going through military training. In one of the letters Clubert described to his wife a coffee factory explosion where 25 girls were killed. There is also a telegram dated October 22, 1922 mentioning the death of a mother (unsure if Culbert's mother or someone else's).





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