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C. M. Figley Letter

Identifier: MS-3050

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This February 2, 1918, letter from C. M. Figley to J. M. Figley contains a list of the daily events at Camp Sevier in Greenville, South Carolina. Some news includes I had nearly given up the furlough for a while, but saw the capt. this eve. and he said I could apply for one in about 10 days. Also, We are not training in peace times. We are probably the poorest trained div. but that is all that will delay us. Of course we may not go before Apr.

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.3079: Clyde M. Figley Letter, 1918 May 5.


  • 1918 February 2-4

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This February 2, 1918, letter from C. M. Figley at Camp Sevier in Greenville, South Carolina, discusses the daily activities of a young man at a training camp during World War I.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clyde Malcolm Figley was born to Joseph and Clara Hall Figley on September 16, 1892 in Ohio. He registered for the World War I draft in Manchester, Tennessee on June 5, 1917 and was trained at Camp Sevier in South Carolina. He survived the war and married Edith Braun (1898-1979) in about 1922. He died on October 28, 1958 in Butte, California.

Camp Sevier was an army training camp built in Greenville, South Carolina, towards the end of World War I. The camp housed a tented city that housed what would become the 13th Division or Old Hickory Division, which earned more honors than most divisions in World War I.


Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection purchased by the UT Special Collection Library in January 2007.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA