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Letter, 28 November 1918 with cover




Letter, 28 November 1918 with cover


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


Manuscript Collection, The Filson Historical Society





Mss. A L265 / 3



Letter addressed to Miss Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana, Rural Route #2, Box 52
Postmarked Saturday, November 30, 1918.

Camp Zachary Taylor
33rd Training Battery
[Thursday] Nov. 28, 1918

Dearest Nellie -

Received your welcome letter at noon today, while eating my Thanksgiving dinner. it was some dinner. consisted of the following. Turkey, cranberry Sauce, dressing, cream peas, sweet potatoes, bananas, celery, apples and gravey [sic]. it was the best dinner we have had since I have been in camp, but it was not [as] it would have been at home, where I expect to be before long.

The candidates who get their discharges will leave Saturday and the ones who remain will be transferred to Battery 32 just across the road. then we will either be sent back to our former company or be discharged from here. but if we go back to the Depot Brigade we will be discharged from there.

Oh! I can hardily [sic] wait till I get home and to you. rabbit hunting and all like we did once before. ha! ha!

Well we just got out of quarentine [sic] at noon today and can go down to Coke Station once more and see the leg show ha! ha! as that is all it is. but wait until I get home I will make you laugh, or I will die trying.

I am sorry to hear that the Flu is raging again but guess it is the luck of the neighborhood to have something wrong most of the time. You never said whether you got my letter with my picture in it or not. but no matter I have some left.

Well if you want to write you must write at once or I may be out of here before it reaches me.

You must excuse this paper as it is the best I could do, and I had to borrow it.

hoping to be with you soon I am as ever your loved one

Frank Raymond Lane

Cook at 33rd Training Battery,
F.A.C. O.T.S.
Camp Taylor, Kentucky


Lane, Frank Raymond, “Letter, 28 November 1918 with cover,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 21, 2024,


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