Mack Franklin First World War Correspondence Collection

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Postal service, Knights of Columbus, cavalry, Bar Harbor, Maine, troop "k" Fort Myer, Virginia, August 1919, friendsip, gifts, discharge, post-war hopes, freedom, liberty, youth, recruitment and enlistment, discontent, autonomy, Uncle Sam, wounded, casualties, death, risk, Mexico, Mexicans, orphans, family, fear, combat, munitions, home front, injury, personal stories, correspondence, kindness

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Lora W. Stanley; World War I; World War One; August 6, 1919; World War, 1914 1918; Army; United States. Army ; War and Civilization -- History -- 20th Century; United States; United States Cavalry; United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd; U.S.A.; Bar Harbor (Me.) -- History -- 20th century; United States. Army. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd, Troop K;


This collection contains letters by United States Army Private Mack E. Franklin written to Lora Stanley, his friend's cousin's wife, during the First World War. In some of his letters, written while in the U. S. Army, Pvt. Franklin wrote about a riot between blacks and whites in Washington D.C. (July 22, 1919) and a patrol around the Mexican border looking for bandits (August 6, 1919). Mack E. Franklin was friends with Albert Parsons (in acc# 2014.015.w).


2014.160.w.r_ Franklin _worldwarone_1919-08-06_004



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