• Draft card for John Bowling

    This draft card from the Knoxville Draft Board to John C. Bowling notifies him of his classification as "I". Pvt. Bowling served as a teamster in the 53rd Pioneer Brig. working on military engineering…

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  • Letter from Charles Martin Simmons

    A five page letter dated 1918 written on YMCA letterhead stationary from Charles Simmons in Knoxville to his family describing YMCA programs and training activities. He served as wagoner in Truck Co.…

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  • Photograph of WWI veteran John C. Bowling in 1937

    A post war photograph of John C. Bowling. After the war he lived in Knoxville and married Susie Margaret Allen in 1936, had two children and died in 1949. Reverse side of the photo is inscribed in two…

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  • Real photo postcard of Pvt. Perry Benjamin Austin in uniform

    Pvt. Perry Benjamin Austin of Finley, Tennessee posed in uniform for this photograph before leaving for France during World War I. The studio backdrop features a ship railing, rough seas and an airpla…

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