Letter from Charles P. Summerall to his son, February 19, 1919.


Letter from Charles P. Summerall to his son, February 19, 1919.




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Charles P. Summerall Collection









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V Corps, A.E.F.
Feb. 19, 1919
[includes “Order of Dances” card and photograph]

My precious son,

I know these days are very hard for you on account of the approaching examination, but I hope you are not worrying. There is plenty of time and you will do better with all your studies when you are older. I know that you will do well at West Point

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because your heart is in it. Jack never liked it and already, he talks of resigning. Yet, he got through after a fassion [sic].

I am sending you some Boche rifles and helmets and cartridge cases. I don’t know what we will do with them when we move. A man is also making some fancy vases from Boche cartridge cases for little mother. She is not strong on war material like

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men folks. All the French things are expensive and not particularly nice, so I have not bought them.

Mother writes that you are the finest gentleman she knows. I always told her that you would not continue the rough house we used to have. I wish we could do some more of it.

I am trying to wind up my work here so that I can go to the 9th Corps at St. Mihiel. The 5th Corps Hqrs. and troops will start to the

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states early in March. I hope that when the troops have finished, you and mother will be allowed to come over for a visit.

I send some souvenirs of Nogent gaiety and a picture taken of the 8th Corps. I send lots of love and kisses.

Your loving


Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955, “Letter from Charles P. Summerall to his son, February 19, 1919.,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/402.