Diaries, 1918-1919, of Clarence Carpenter, a corporal in the United States Army during World War I. The first diary includes a list of all of the solidiers who were in his unit as well as their ranks. It also includes entries about his service during World War I, including his trip to Europe on the USS Wilhelmina, an encounter with a German U-boat, and their landing in France in July 1918. His unit never seemed to make it to the front lines before the war ended, so they marched to Marseille, from which they took a ship back to New York City. On the trip home, they spent time at Gibraltar. The second diary contains a typed transcription of the first.
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A military button (2011.604.01) received with this collection was transferred upon arrival to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03).
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