Lindstadt Brothers First World War Correspondence Collection

Document Type

Letter

Keywords

correspondence, April 1918, 1918, postal service, brother, sister, family, United States, United States Army, army, engineers, infantry, Y.M.C.A, Y.M.C.A Stationary, American flag, gifts, gifts from home, clothing, camaraderie, friendship, marching and drill, training, rank, weather, snowy weather, hot weather, pictures, photography, draft, military draft, anxiety, Americans, Germans, soldiers, patriotism, nationalism, soldiers' slang, race, morale, funds, mobilization, thoughts on the enemy, health and sickness, mother

Publication Date

4-15-1918

Subject Terms

Clara Lindstadt; Varnie T. (V.T.) Lindstadt; April 15, 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; Nationalism -- United States; Patriotism -- United States

Summary

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.

Identifier

2014.160.w.r_Lindstadt_Brothers_ worldwarone_1918-04-15_012

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