Eastman - Fenwick Family Papers, 1860-1980

Edward G. Fenwick Letter, [undated/ August 1917?]


Saturday night

Dearest momsie,
A good many of our men were at Central Park this evening. About 8:45 the Provose Guards went thru the place letting all men going with the first contingent to report to camp immediately.

I was the supper guest of Joe Devers, Major Devers’s son. He said that an order had gone

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out that no officers should be allowed out of the grounds. also no one was allowed in headquarters but the commander of the Post and his adjugant. He had been in communication with Washington since five o’clock this evening on the long distance and by telegraph.

Gee but I feel funny in my stomach. Although we are all crazy to go.

I will say so long

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momsie as I guess this will be the last letter I will write from A’town to you unless we are brought back here after the war.

Here’s a heart full of love from your own

P.S. I am going to give this to a man to mail for me tomorrow if we go tonight

Fenwick, Edward G. Correspondence World War, 1914-1918 [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85148236] This image is subject to copyright. Unauthorized use of the images in the Local History Photograph Collections of the Arlington Community Archives is prohibited. 60-5-1-7A East Falls Church 1917 Letters