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World War I Letters

22 July 1917: Amos Brenneman

7/22/1917 page 1 7/22/1917 page 2 7/22/1917 page 3
7/22/1917 envelope front 7/22/1917 envelope back

July 22, 1917

Montgomery Ala,
COC 2 Ala inf

Dear brother [Bill?]

How are you all fine I hope
This leave me feeling fine
I am at the 2 Rajmet
We have a fine bunk here
much better than B, Ham
but I had [of?] be in B 2 too,
then too be here,
They sure are hard on us
here they have M.P. all over
this place be leave me we haft
too solder.
But we have all kind of past
time here that we want.

We went 10 day on our hight [hike?]
from B too here,
I think we are going too tright [try?]
Too Makling [Macon?] GA 15 of next m[onth?]
That is bout 225 mile well it
not so hard, as people think
it is.
On our hight [hike?] we had about
50 lb too carry, blanket gun
half of tent pon show [poncho] chang [change?]
of close belt and knife and dinner
But it was all over us.
I sent $15 home yesterday.
I think Pa is going too ARK
He cant stay out of timber
Are they conscriping up there

They got about 300 here the
other day,
You had better try too cut
if you can.
Have you got you a girl
up there yet,
I think I write too about 100
I think,
They are a Bar shark some
of them
But not like Rose Ruth
Sprangs,
Well they are redy too close
up here so I will close
so ansure soon
frome Amos


July 22, 1917

Montgomery Ala,
COC 2 Ala inf

Dear brother [Bill?]

How are you all? Fine I hope.
This leaves me feeling fine.
I am at the 2[nd] Regiment
We have a fine bunk here,
much better than Birmingham
but I would rather be in Birmingham
than to be here.
They sure are hard on us
here; they have M.P.s all over
this place. Believe me, we have
to soldier.
But we have all kind of past
times here that we want.

We went 10 days on our hike
from Birmingham to here.
I think we are going to hike
to Macon GA ,15th of next month
That is about 225 miles; well it is
not so hard as people think
it is.
On our hike we had about
50 lb to carry: blanket, gun,
half of tent, poncho, change
of clothes, belt, and knife and dinner.
But it was all over us.
I sent $15 home yesterday.
I think Pa is going to Arkansas.
He can't stay out of timber.
Are they conscripting up there?

They got about 300 here the
other day.
You had better try to cut
if you can.
Have you got you a girl
up there yet?
I think I [am] writing to about 100,
I think.
They are a bar sharks, some
of them,
but not like Rose Ruth
Sprangs.
Well they are ready to close
up here so I will close,
so answer soon.
From Amos