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Letter, 12 November 1918 with cover




Letter, 12 November 1918 with cover


Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.


Mss. A L265 Lane, Frank Raymond. Correspondence, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky





Mss. A L265 / 3


Letter addressed to Miss Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52
Postmarked Wednesday, November 13, 1918.

33rd Training Battery
F.A.C. O.T.S.
[Tuesday] Nov. 12 1918

Dearest Nellie -

This evening will write you a few lines and then mail it as I go over to the movies at the Y.

This finds me able to smoke my cigar as you know that I am tolerbly [sic] well. altho of mornings I am so weak I can hardily [sic] go. I am still taking medicine that the Camp Dr. gave me. I wrote Dr McClure a letter but did not hear from him yet. you might call him and give him my address if you will, please.

I was at Louisville last night and the crowd oh! my! you could hardily [sic] get along there was so many people out. They shoved right and left and on Walnut street they got me up against a plate window. I thot it was going to break and you aught [sic] to have seen me crowd my way to the street and after that I soon came back to camp. the town was full of drunks altho they were all civillians [sic].

All of the Artillery Area praded peraraded [sic] at the training field on Hess Lane today[.] it was so far away that we could not see from here what it was like but I know it was great.

When the war is over and I hold you again in my arms I will be happy oh! so happy and I look forward to that day from day to day with a longing no one can describe.

Yours until death do us part.

Frank R. Lane


Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 12 November 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 13, 2024,


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