Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 3, 1943


Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 3, 1943


Letter written from Manning to "Lib" while stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.



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Richland (S. C.)


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July 3, 1943.

Dearest “Lib”

I have just about finished with all of [the] signing & “etc”, We had a very nice trip up here. With every mile I realized that I was getting that much further away from you. We arrived here around 3:30 PM yesterday after having spent the night in Culpepper [sic] Va. That sure is hilly country around this section.

Since arriving yesterday, we have been signing various forms. I finally go through with this around eleven o’clock today. We won’t have anything to do until monday. It sure will be lonesome until we get busy and probably after this also.

This is a small post but it is very nice and clean. Of course, I don’t like being up here with all these yankees and especially negroes. Most of the yankees, of course, are jews. Tell Beverely that Sam feels at home along with his brothers.


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Also tell Beverely to stick with Sam. I have talked with him and I think that he can be brough [sic] across. I will not be of much help; as my talking to him will do more harm than good. Beleive [sic] if she would act a little indifferent towards him, he would be more interested.

Just a quick glance around this place, it looks like we may have to work while we are here. Will have classes and also tests on the courses. Thought that I had finished with these.

Guess I’ll go into town, which is about a mile away, and see about that apartment for George. Has he gotten his orders yet. Will you ask Mims if he wants me to buy him a pair of tennis shoes up here? I can get a pair of shoes for $1.95.

Sure do miss you. Didn’t realize that I would miss you this much. Hope we can be together soon. It looks as if it will be several

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weeks before I can get settled down.

Will write again tomorrow.

Think that I had better write now while I have plenty of time.

I love you just as much as ever.

All my love
Manning (Boobie to you only

My address is
1st Lieut. Manning L. Nelson Jr (I’m only joking)
% Officers Training Battalion
Carlisle Barrack, Pa.
Group 32, Bld’g 155.

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[See original document for envelope.]


Nelson, Manning, “Letter from Manning Nelson to his wife, Elizabeth, July 3, 1943,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed July 22, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1420.