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Edgar Johnson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2957

This collection consists of three letters written from Newburn, Tennessee, between December 4, 1917 and March 28, 1918 by Edgar Johnson of Company E of the 306th Ammunition Train (81st Division). The letters are addressed to Johnson's wife, Etta, and daughter, Lila, and discuss camp life, life at home, and the possibility of returning home for a visit.

Dates

  • 1917 December 4-1918 March 28

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of three letters written from Newburn, Tennessee, between December 4, 1917 and March 28, 1918 by Edgar Johnson of Company E of the 306th Ammunition Train (81st Division). The letters are addressed to Johnson's wife, Etta, and daughter, Lila, and discuss camp life, life at home, and the possibility of returning home for a visit.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edgar Emory Johnson was born on February 27, 1890 to Charles and Josephine (Fry) Johnson. He married Etta (1889-1971) on December 12, 1906, in Gibson County, Tennessee, and the couple's only child, Lila, was born on May 5, 1911. Edgar mustered into military service in Gibson County, Tennessee, on November 16, 1917. During the war, he served with Company E of the 306th Ammunition Train and participated in the Meuse-Argonne campaign. He was discharged on June 12, 1919 and returned to his wife and daughter. He committed suicide on March 9, 1930.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480