• Letter from Pvt. Virgil T. Metcalf to his mother

    Pvt. Virgil T. Metcalf, Co. A, 47th Engineer Battn. wrote a letter to his mother from Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Ala. In the letter he references drafted men and the fact that McMinn County was to f…

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  • Letter from Pvt. Virgil Metcalf to his mother

    Pvt. Virgil Metcalf, Co. A, 47th Engineer Battn. sent this letter to his mother and describes life at Camp Sheridan. He complains about a cake that she shipped to him had not arrived. He states, "We a…

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  • Photograph of Virgil Metcalf and fellow WWI soldiers

    Inducted in McMinn County, TN and possibly taken at Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Alabama, the photo shows Pvt. Metcalf of Co. A, 47th Engineering Battn. and a couple of fellow trainees outside camp te…

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  • Panorama photograph of 26th MG Battn.

    This panorama photograph of the 26th MG Battn. shows the unit in an outdoor setting with many trees in the background. The officers and NCOs are seated in the front row with the rest of the men standi…

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