About 75 letters from Francis X. Ferg to his family during World War I. Majority of the correspondence is to his mother, Mrs. Frank Ferg of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Francis X. Ferg enlisted with the Marine Corps and served in the Marine Band during the war. Many of the letters originate from Paris Island, South Carolina. Included with the correspondence are some pamphlets from camp at Paris Island, two post cards featuring scenic Germany, a certificate for completion of an exam with a score of 97, and some newspaper clippings.
Francis Xavaier. Ferg, Jr. was born 04 September 1901. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 16 October 1917 and was attached to company "K" of the Marine Barracks, Paris Island, South Carolina. He became a trumpeter with the Marine Corps on 13 June 1918 and participated in the battle of Meuse- Argonne. He received an honorable discharge 13 August 1919. Francis X. Ferg, Jr. died June 1982.
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Frances X. Ferg World War I Letters, 1917-1919, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.