Full TitleLetter, To: Olive Seager From: Edwin E. Seager, March 11, 1919.
Format Letter
Language English
Publish Date 1919-03-11
Source Great War
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Enclosure, newspaper clipping + [10] p.
Autograph letter signed on YMCA letterhead stationary. Enclosure postmarked: March 20, 1919.
 
Summary:  Seager served in action in the 309th Heavy Field Artillery Regiment, 78th Division, American Expeditionary Force. In France Corporal Seager served as an anti-aircraft gunner.  Corporal Seager writes - to his sister Olive - of the chances that the 78th Division would soon be returning to the United States. In one segment Corporal Seager writes of a soldier who had been hospitalized with 'La Grippe" (Spanish Influenza). There is a segment about the 78th Division's prospects of returning home at an early date: "Tell Mother we are not in the Army of Occupation and I don't believe we will be sent there unless more trouble arises, which I don't think probable. We are still here in Montigny and expect we will be here for some time. The 78th Division is scheduled to come home the last in May, so we expect to be in the States by June 15th. Would like to get there earlier, but not much chance of that. We are getting along fine and having as good a time as could be expected under the circumstances."  The newspaper clipping, contains a report that the 309th Field Artillery was scheduled to arrive in New York on May 7th, on a transport called the Infanta Isabella.
Digitally donated by: Michael Foight.
 
Audio recording narrated and produced by Chris Hallberg. (NB: Some slight liberties were taken with the text to make it more readable.)