Letter from James C. Fanning to his family, September 20, 1949

Title

Letter from James C. Fanning to his family, September 20, 1949

Description

James C. Fanning, Class of 1953, wrote these letters to his family during his four years as a cadet at The Citadel.

Source

A2013.1

Publisher

The Citadel Archives & Museum

Date

Rights

Materials in The Citadel Archives & Museum Digital Collections are intended for educational and research use. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. For more information contact The Citadel Archives & Museum, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 29409.

Relation

James C. Fanning Cadet Letter Collection

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/521

Coverage

Charleston (S.C.)

Date Valid

Text

[Page 1]
September 20, 1949

Dear Daddy & Mother,

So much has happened in just one day that I don’t know where to begin. We arrived here yesterday at 5:00 PM. They gave us a temporary room and we set up shop. We went to the show last night and saw “The Gal that Took the West.” They said we had better go to town for we wouldn’t be able to go any more for 3 weeks. The campus is beautiful everything from bars on the windows to pool tables in the canteen. They “ran us through the mill” and gave everything uniform, paper, raincoat and all. We drilled some this morning. We got permanent rooms. Mine & Bo’s (Warren Jones) the boy from Birmingham is overlooking the coal pile. The band is in the oldest barracks,

[Page 2]
Andrew Murray.

I have met lots of fellows. Saw Fred this morning. My trunk just got here so this letter is late.

Band tryouts this afternoon at 4. They need clarinets though. Nice boys here. Write tomorrow.

Lots of love
Jimmy

Citation

Fanning, James C., “Letter from James C. Fanning to his family, September 20, 1949,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 12, 2021, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/521.