|Statement||by Curtis Wheeler, second lieutenant of field, artillery, U. S. R. Frontispiece portrait of author.|
|LC Classifications||D640 .W52|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||113|
|LC Control Number||18009796|
Robert Gould Shaw (Octo – J ) was an American officer in the Union Army during the American Civil into a prominent Boston abolitionist family, he accepted command of the first all-black regiment (the 54th Massachusetts) in the ting the promised equal treatment for his troops, he encouraged the men to refuse their pay until it was equal to that Commands held: 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. In commemoration of U.S. Memorial Day, a letter from an American Jewish soldier to his parents. My father, Lt. Cmdr. Morris D. Coppersmith, came to America from a shtetl near Kiev at age two in He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the outbreak of World War II, eventually becoming a fleet commander of LSIs (Landing Ships, Infantry) in the South. John Laurens (Octo – Aug ) was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War, best known for his criticism of slavery and his efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U.S. soldiers.. In , Laurens gained approval from the Continental Congress for his plan to recruit a brigade of 3, slaves by Rank: Lieutenant colonel. The “War Letters” department of World War II magazine features letters written from the battlefields and the homefront, prepared for our readers by Andrew Carroll to honor and to provide insight into the generation who knew the war firsthand.. Andrew Carroll is the editor of several New York Times bestsellers, including Behind the Lines and War Letters, which was the basis of the.
Letter from Harold Porter to his parents. Evacuation Hospital, stationed at Dachau. May 7, , page 1 of 4. Click on the image, or on this link, to reach the scans of the other three pages. It does not take great imagination to see Samuel Cooper, father and husband, shouldering his musket, kissing his wife and children fare-well, and hurrying to the defense of his beloved homeland. The three letters before me, tell a story of devotion to principle, of indomitable courage, and seriousness of duty. Related: A glimpse at humanity in the War of He wrote home to his wife about a month after his unit set up camp. There was little information to . One soldier, in the American Civil War, wrote to his mother: 'Rest assured my death shall not be that of a wicked coward, but that of a God-fearing Patriot if I am to perish in the cause. Do not.
Williams died at the Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina. His letter is among the earliest of those preserved in which American soldiers confront the possibility that they are communicating with loved ones for the last time. Sadly, those last letters home would continue to document the tragic legacy of war, through Iraq and Afghanistan. How a Japanese medic and American soldier became linked by World War II's Battle of Attu spent seven years going through archives and soldiers' letters while researching his book. Four siblings wrote hundreds of letters to each other during World War II. The story they tell of service, sacrifice and trauma was hidden away in an abandoned storage unit — until now. Letters to and from the front lines were a lifeline for service men and women fighting in World War II. Few things mattered more to those serving abroad than getting letters from home, “mail was.