Letter from Charles P. Summerall to his son, January 14, 1918.


Letter from Charles P. Summerall to his son, January 14, 1918.




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Hqrs 67 1st F. A. Brigade, France, Jan. 14, 18

My precious son,

Your letter dated Dec 8 came with mother’s yesterday. You did not mention the school but I am sure you are doing well. I am glad you keep in touch with Troop 47. It is nice to encourage the younger boys. The

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troop played an important part in your childhood and I shall always be grateful to the scout masters and big boys who were so kind to you. I hope you will learn to dance, but it is best to go to a dancing school. Bernice and Nancy will help you practice. I was 15 when I went to dancing school and learned the waltz, polka,

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and shotische [sic] (I don’t know if that is spelled right). I have packed today for another move, but I can’t tell you where. It is all right and I am doing what I want most to do. Today, I see Col. [illegible] from West Point. It seemed so odd for him to be here. There is a great deal of snow but not so much

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ice. I have been away from the Chateau a good deal lately but it is cold everywhere. Tell mother that the postal agent has inquired if I [ilegible] my mail. I have received her letters of Nov. 1, 2, 3, 4 , 7, 9, 13 (Dec. 8) and one, no number. Six letters and the Christmas things are missing. I write frequently and suppose my letters do not reach you. I send my love and kisses to you both.

Your loving Dad


Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955, “Letter from Charles P. Summerall to his son, January 14, 1918.,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/403.