Letter from C.C. Tseng to Laura M. Bragg, July 14, 1928

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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala. July 14, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, I am exceedingly sorry to learn that you have been sick. I hope you feel perfectly well now. The camp ends on the seventeenth of this month and we are going to start for Charleston in that very early morning and probably will be "home again" the next day. Oh, [2] how I yearn to go back to that dear place! Very glad to learn from Chhia-Mei one other day that they are very happy over there. I hope they can have a still more suc-cessful camp than we do. I also learned that Chia-Mei had been sick once because of the effect of typhoid {innolu} shots. So did I and I was on guard that very day too. With a heavy rifle on my shou-lder and full equipments, I could only walk one step forward, but two steps backward in the mid-night. The kind moon shed its [3] liquid light on the poor guard who could not even guard him-self, and the insects tuned up their soree [soire?] notes as if to say, "Don't feel lonely. We are here to accompany you." That is the only awful time I ever experienced in the camp. I don't have any definite plan for the vacation. I might travel a little near the end of our summer. Hoping you have a suc-cessful summer in New York. Yours truly, I-Men. [From} C.C.Tseng, Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala. [Addressed] Miss Laura M. Bragg, Apartment 82, 526 West 113th Street, New York City, N.Y.
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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala. July 14, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, I am exceedingly sorry to learn that you have been sick. I hope you feel perfectly well now. The camp ends on the seventeenth of this month and we are going to start for Charleston in that very early morning and probably will be "home again" the next day. Oh, [2] how I yearn to go back to that dear place! Very glad to learn from Chhia-Mei one other day that they are very happy over there. I hope they can have a still more suc-cessful camp than we do. I also learned that Chia-Mei had been sick once because of the effect of typhoid {innolu} shots. So did I and I was on guard that very day too. With a heavy rifle on my shou-lder and full equipments, I could only walk one step forward, but two steps backward in the mid-night. The kind moon shed its [3] liquid light on the poor guard who could not even guard him-self, and the insects tuned up their soree [soire?] notes as if to say, "Don't feel lonely. We are here to accompany you." That is the only awful time I ever experienced in the camp. I don't have any definite plan for the vacation. I might travel a little near the end of our summer. Hoping you have a suc-cessful summer in New York. Yours truly, I-Men. [From} C.C.Tseng, Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala. [Addressed] Miss Laura M. Bragg, Apartment 82, 526 West 113th Street, New York City, N.Y.
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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala. July 14, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, I am exceedingly sorry to learn that you have been sick. I hope you feel perfectly well now. The camp ends on the seventeenth of this month and we are going to start for Charleston in that very early morning and probably will be "home again" the next day. Oh, [2] how I yearn to go back to that dear place! Very glad to learn from Chhia-Mei one other day that they are very happy over there. I hope they can have a still more suc-cessful camp than we do. I also learned that Chia-Mei had been sick once because of the effect of typhoid {innolu} shots. So did I and I was on guard that very day too. With a heavy rifle on my shou-lder and full equipments, I could only walk one step forward, but two steps backward in the mid-night. The kind moon shed its [3] liquid light on the poor guard who could not even guard him-self, and the insects tuned up their soree [soire?] notes as if to say, "Don't feel lonely. We are here to accompany you." That is the only awful time I ever experienced in the camp. I don't have any definite plan for the vacation. I might travel a little near the end of our summer. Hoping you have a suc-cessful summer in New York. Yours truly, I-Men. [From} C.C.Tseng, Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala. [Addressed] Miss Laura M. Bragg, Apartment 82, 526 West 113th Street, New York City, N.Y.
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    Camp McClellan Anniston, Ala. July 14, 1928 Dear Miss Bragg, I am exceedingly sorry to learn that you have been sick. I hope you feel perfectly well now. The camp ends on the seventeenth of this month and we are going to start for Charleston in that very early morning and probably will be "home again" the next day. Oh, [2] how I yearn to go back to that dear place! Very glad to learn from Chhia-Mei one other day that they are very happy over there. I hope they can have a still more suc-cessful camp than we do. I also learned that Chia-Mei had been sick once because of the effect of typhoid {innolu} shots. So did I and I was on guard that very day too. With a heavy rifle on my shou-lder and full equipments, I could only walk one step forward, but two steps backward in the mid-night. The kind moon shed its [3] liquid light on the poor guard who could not even guard him-self, and the insects tuned up their soree [soire?] notes as if to say, "Don't feel lonely. We are here to accompany you." That is the only awful time I ever experienced in the camp. I don't have any definite plan for the vacation. I might travel a little near the end of our summer. Hoping you have a suc-cessful summer in New York. Yours truly, I-Men. [From} C.C.Tseng, Camp McClellan, Anniston, Ala. [Addressed] Miss Laura M. Bragg, Apartment 82, 526 West 113th Street, New York City, N.Y.
Title:
Letter from C.C. Tseng to Laura M. Bragg, July 14, 1928
Creator:
Tseng, Ching-Chi
Date:
1928-07-14
Description:
In this three-page handwritten letter, C.C. Tseng discusses camp, nighttime guard duty, and his return to Charleston, South Carolina.
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 1-005
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival masters are tiffs.
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