Letter from C.C. Tseng to Laura M. Bragg, June 11, 1928

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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala June 11, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, We travelled two days and half and put up at Harlem and Villa Rice for the nights. We arrived at the camp on last fri. Major Miller put me in the ma-chine gun company and An in the Howitzer company. This is just what we want. The boys here seem to like us very much, and we feel quite at home. An and I stay [2] in different tent, each of us have enough boys to talk with, and there-fore we seldom see each other. We start to work to-day.At first each of us has to have three weeks of rifle drill and rifle range, and then gets to specific work about machine gun or howitzer. I hope this camp will be a successful one. The weather here is somewhat treacherous, hot in daytime and cold at night. It is very easy to catch cold if one is not care-ful enough. These few days are very busy. [3] I don't even have time to go to town to take my suit-case. Are Chia-Mei and Wen-Jo go-ing to Plattsburgh? How is Liu getting along? I hope he feels satis-fied as we do. Six weeks wouldn't be long, and we will soon be in Charleston again. Charleston has become my second home and will ever be. My native home is far, far away, and entirely beyond my reach in these wandering years, and Charleston now is the only place, kind, friendly, hospitable to me, a lonely wanderer in a [4] land of strangers. As an oasis in the desert, a little stream of light to the traveller in the cold, dark, and dreary night, so is Charleston to me. I feel it; I feel it intensely. My heart is filled with gratitude which can not be expressed in words, be-cause they are superficial. I will express it in deeds if I have the ability. I hope you don't feel sorry since your family is broken up. That family can nver be broken up and that tie is forever living. I write this letter in a prone position and I will continue next week. Yours truly, I-Men Please give my respects to Helen and other friends. [5] [From:] C.C. Tseng Co. V., Camp McClellan Annison, Ala. [Addressed:] Miss Laura M. Bragg 38 Chalmers St. charleston, S.C.
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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala June 11, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, We travelled two days and half and put up at Harlem and Villa Rice for the nights. We arrived at the camp on last fri. Major Miller put me in the ma-chine gun company and An in the Howitzer company. This is just what we want. The boys here seem to like us very much, and we feel quite at home. An and I stay [2] in different tent, each of us have enough boys to talk with, and there-fore we seldom see each other. We start to work to-day.At first each of us has to have three weeks of rifle drill and rifle range, and then gets to specific work about machine gun or howitzer. I hope this camp will be a successful one. The weather here is somewhat treacherous, hot in daytime and cold at night. It is very easy to catch cold if one is not care-ful enough. These few days are very busy. [3] I don't even have time to go to town to take my suit-case. Are Chia-Mei and Wen-Jo go-ing to Plattsburgh? How is Liu getting along? I hope he feels satis-fied as we do. Six weeks wouldn't be long, and we will soon be in Charleston again. Charleston has become my second home and will ever be. My native home is far, far away, and entirely beyond my reach in these wandering years, and Charleston now is the only place, kind, friendly, hospitable to me, a lonely wanderer in a [4] land of strangers. As an oasis in the desert, a little stream of light to the traveller in the cold, dark, and dreary night, so is Charleston to me. I feel it; I feel it intensely. My heart is filled with gratitude which can not be expressed in words, be-cause they are superficial. I will express it in deeds if I have the ability. I hope you don't feel sorry since your family is broken up. That family can nver be broken up and that tie is forever living. I write this letter in a prone position and I will continue next week. Yours truly, I-Men Please give my respects to Helen and other friends. [5] [From:] C.C. Tseng Co. V., Camp McClellan Annison, Ala. [Addressed:] Miss Laura M. Bragg 38 Chalmers St. charleston, S.C.
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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala June 11, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, We travelled two days and half and put up at Harlem and Villa Rice for the nights. We arrived at the camp on last fri. Major Miller put me in the ma-chine gun company and An in the Howitzer company. This is just what we want. The boys here seem to like us very much, and we feel quite at home. An and I stay [2] in different tent, each of us have enough boys to talk with, and there-fore we seldom see each other. We start to work to-day.At first each of us has to have three weeks of rifle drill and rifle range, and then gets to specific work about machine gun or howitzer. I hope this camp will be a successful one. The weather here is somewhat treacherous, hot in daytime and cold at night. It is very easy to catch cold if one is not care-ful enough. These few days are very busy. [3] I don't even have time to go to town to take my suit-case. Are Chia-Mei and Wen-Jo go-ing to Plattsburgh? How is Liu getting along? I hope he feels satis-fied as we do. Six weeks wouldn't be long, and we will soon be in Charleston again. Charleston has become my second home and will ever be. My native home is far, far away, and entirely beyond my reach in these wandering years, and Charleston now is the only place, kind, friendly, hospitable to me, a lonely wanderer in a [4] land of strangers. As an oasis in the desert, a little stream of light to the traveller in the cold, dark, and dreary night, so is Charleston to me. I feel it; I feel it intensely. My heart is filled with gratitude which can not be expressed in words, be-cause they are superficial. I will express it in deeds if I have the ability. I hope you don't feel sorry since your family is broken up. That family can nver be broken up and that tie is forever living. I write this letter in a prone position and I will continue next week. Yours truly, I-Men Please give my respects to Helen and other friends. [5] [From:] C.C. Tseng Co. V., Camp McClellan Annison, Ala. [Addressed:] Miss Laura M. Bragg 38 Chalmers St. charleston, S.C.
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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala June 11, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, We travelled two days and half and put up at Harlem and Villa Rice for the nights. We arrived at the camp on last fri. Major Miller put me in the ma-chine gun company and An in the Howitzer company. This is just what we want. The boys here seem to like us very much, and we feel quite at home. An and I stay [2] in different tent, each of us have enough boys to talk with, and there-fore we seldom see each other. We start to work to-day.At first each of us has to have three weeks of rifle drill and rifle range, and then gets to specific work about machine gun or howitzer. I hope this camp will be a successful one. The weather here is somewhat treacherous, hot in daytime and cold at night. It is very easy to catch cold if one is not care-ful enough. These few days are very busy. [3] I don't even have time to go to town to take my suit-case. Are Chia-Mei and Wen-Jo go-ing to Plattsburgh? How is Liu getting along? I hope he feels satis-fied as we do. Six weeks wouldn't be long, and we will soon be in Charleston again. Charleston has become my second home and will ever be. My native home is far, far away, and entirely beyond my reach in these wandering years, and Charleston now is the only place, kind, friendly, hospitable to me, a lonely wanderer in a [4] land of strangers. As an oasis in the desert, a little stream of light to the traveller in the cold, dark, and dreary night, so is Charleston to me. I feel it; I feel it intensely. My heart is filled with gratitude which can not be expressed in words, be-cause they are superficial. I will express it in deeds if I have the ability. I hope you don't feel sorry since your family is broken up. That family can nver be broken up and that tie is forever living. I write this letter in a prone position and I will continue next week. Yours truly, I-Men Please give my respects to Helen and other friends. [5] [From:] C.C. Tseng Co. V., Camp McClellan Annison, Ala. [Addressed:] Miss Laura M. Bragg 38 Chalmers St. charleston, S.C.
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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala June 11, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, We travelled two days and half and put up at Harlem and Villa Rice for the nights. We arrived at the camp on last fri. Major Miller put me in the ma-chine gun company and An in the Howitzer company. This is just what we want. The boys here seem to like us very much, and we feel quite at home. An and I stay [2] in different tent, each of us have enough boys to talk with, and there-fore we seldom see each other. We start to work to-day.At first each of us has to have three weeks of rifle drill and rifle range, and then gets to specific work about machine gun or howitzer. I hope this camp will be a successful one. The weather here is somewhat treacherous, hot in daytime and cold at night. It is very easy to catch cold if one is not care-ful enough. These few days are very busy. [3] I don't even have time to go to town to take my suit-case. Are Chia-Mei and Wen-Jo go-ing to Plattsburgh? How is Liu getting along? I hope he feels satis-fied as we do. Six weeks wouldn't be long, and we will soon be in Charleston again. Charleston has become my second home and will ever be. My native home is far, far away, and entirely beyond my reach in these wandering years, and Charleston now is the only place, kind, friendly, hospitable to me, a lonely wanderer in a [4] land of strangers. As an oasis in the desert, a little stream of light to the traveller in the cold, dark, and dreary night, so is Charleston to me. I feel it; I feel it intensely. My heart is filled with gratitude which can not be expressed in words, be-cause they are superficial. I will express it in deeds if I have the ability. I hope you don't feel sorry since your family is broken up. That family can nver be broken up and that tie is forever living. I write this letter in a prone position and I will continue next week. Yours truly, I-Men Please give my respects to Helen and other friends. [5] [From:] C.C. Tseng Co. V., Camp McClellan Annison, Ala. [Addressed:] Miss Laura M. Bragg 38 Chalmers St. charleston, S.C.
Title:
Letter from C.C. Tseng to Laura M. Bragg, June 11, 1928
Creator:
Tseng, Ching-Chi
Date:
1928-06-11
Description:
In this four-page handwritten letter C.C. Tseng discusses his travel to camp and placement in the Howitzer company, and the attitudes of the other boys.
Collection:
Laura Bragg Papers
Contributing Institution:
The Citadel Archives & Museum
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Bragg, Laura M. (Laura Mary), 1881-1978, Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina
Topical Subject:
Military training camps
Geographic Subject:
Camp McClellan (Ala.)
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
Bragg Box 5 Folder 1-003
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival masters are tiffs.
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