1917 4 pp. letter from African-American officer John Henry, Company A, No. 11, 317 Engineer's Corps, Camp Sherman Ohio about life in the barracks. African-American, John Henry.
1917 4 pp. letter from African-American officer John Henry, Company A, No. 11, 317 Engineer's Corps, Camp Sherman Ohio about life in the barracks
1917 4 pp. letter from African-American officer John Henry, Company A, No. 11, 317 Engineer's Corps, Camp Sherman Ohio about life in the barracks
1917 4 pp. letter from African-American officer John Henry, Company A, No. 11, 317 Engineer's Corps, Camp Sherman Ohio about life in the barracks

1917 4 pp. letter from African-American officer John Henry, Company A, No. 11, 317 Engineer's Corps, Camp Sherman Ohio about life in the barracks

Written in red ink to his wife Helen, regarding life at Camp Sherman. He asks her to write often and to send things to eat. We glean that he is African-American from the following remarks: '...it was all a mistake about the colored boys going to Little Rock Arkansas it was the white boys that left 5000 of them 1000 left a day for 5 days, they say that we will leave in about two months and I certenly do hope I will get to see you again before I go, because there is no telling what will happen if we have to go to Honalulu that is where we will go I gues sbut don't tell any body here...' And: 'Helen dear I think that some of the colored officers will have to go back to school again I dont no just when, and I dont no when I will tart to go to school for a Leutenant either, I am going to school now for a Sergent and the rest of the Donora boys or going for a corpole, I am over them so that is something to be proud of but you can be prouder if I get to be a Leutenant...' A loving letter, with bad spellilng, from an African American who lived in Donora, PA, a town 20 miles south of Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River. Very Good. Item #H6681

Price: $100.00

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