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Thomas Estévez Terry collection, 1918-1919

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Series I: Manuscripts
BOX-FOLDER MSS25/1 Diaries and Journals, 1/01/1918-12/31/1918
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MS01: Year-long diary with daily entries by veteran. Topics covered include: voyage to Europe; German atrocities; the visit of General John Pershing to the 2nd Division (12/22/1918); daily ammunition train duties; the Battles of Belleau Wood and Chateau Thierry; the Armistice of 11/11/1918. Notes section of diary includes number of casulties veteran was aware of for the 2nd Division, as well as medals received by the division, and battlefield stories. Also includes list of addresses.
BOX-FOLDER MSS25/2 Diaries and Journals, 01/01/1919-08/12/1919
1 folder
MS02: Diary maintained by veteran with daily entries until 8/12/1919 and given to him by Yvonne Wiggeshoff. Topics covered include: the American Expeditionary Forces occupation of Germany; daily office work and duties; commentary of the Peace Talks of 1919; the official declaration of Peace on 06/28/1919; his arrival back in the United States; his involvement in the 2nd Division Parade in New York City 8/8/1919. Diary includes names and addresses in the notes section.

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