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Letter, 21 November 1918 with cover




Letter, 21 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 Friday, November 22, 1918.

33rd Training Battery
F.A.C. O.T.S.
[Thursday] Nov. 21, 1918

Dearest -

Thursday afternoon and it is still cloudy and cool. seems as if it will not clear up again. gee I would like to see it clear up.

I am O.K. and have been working hard when on my shift. have my clothes washed ready to start home when I get my discharge but don't know just when that will be.

They are discharging men every day and we expect it soon so get ready for a big time when I land in Ind.

I was lucky enough to get to see the Republican [Versailles, Ind. newspaper] over at the Y. it was Nov 13 so I got many of the latest news. saw who all was sick and who had died[.] it certainly was some death list.

I suppose Charley Duncan and Martin will soon be coming home. I hope so at least.

I want you to be ready to sew my insignas [sic] on my coat sleeves when I get home as you know I am a cook and will get to keep my uniform 4 months.

There is a little girl I am longing to see and I hope it won't be long until I am there as that is where I will land unless I am sick when I get off at Osgood.

Hoping to see you soon dear little ---- [sic] I am as ever your -----------

Frank R. Lane


Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 21 November 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 21, 2024,