Lindstadt Brothers First World War Correspondence Collection

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correspondence, March 1918, 1918, postal service, brother, family, United States, United States Army, army, infantry, engineers, Y.M.C.A, Y.M.C.A Stationary, holiday, Easter, quarantine, medical treatment, medical services, health and sickness, medicine, disease and sanitation, boredom, mobilization, military unit, company, Iowa, Minnesota, Burlington, Iowa, mechanic, marching and drill, training, assignment, job, wages, funds, employment, loneliness, draft, military draft, leave, Camp Devens, Mass., post-war hopes, sister, homesickness, Britain, British, England, Windsor, patriotism, nationalism, propaganda, soldiers, Allies, combat, defence, war aims, morale, freedom, liberty, King George V

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Clara Lindstadt; Varnie T. (V.T.) Lindstadt March 31, 1918; World War I; World War One; World War, 1914 - 1918; United States; War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States. Army; United States. Army. Company E. Engineers; United States. Army. Infantry; Camp Devens (Mass.) -- History -- 20th Century; Fitchburg (Mass.) -- History -- 20th Century; Burlington (Ia. ) -- History -- 20th Century; World War 1918 1918 -- Medical Care; Great Britain Army; Nationalism -- Great Britain; Nationalism -- United States; Propaganda, British -- History -- 20th century; World war 1914 1918 - Propaganda


This collection contains 82 letters written by Varnie and Robert Lindstadt, US Army, during the First World War. They write to family back home, specifically to their sister, Clara, a third brother, Elmer, and to their mother, Sophia. They both served overseas. Also included in the collection are letters by several other soldiers writing to members of the Lindstadt family. Some of the authors in this collection are connected with some of the authors in ACC# 2014.032.w "Dorothy Hornberger First World War Correspondence" Some of them were possibly friends.


2014.160.w.r_Lindstadt_Brothers_ worldwarone_1918-03-31_008



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