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Letters to Joel F. Bledsoe, 1941

 File — Box: 4256.001, Folder: 12

Scope and Contents

This file contains three letters to Joel F. Bledsoe, in Soldier, Kentucky, from three of the comrades with whom he served from 1901-1904 in Company I of the 27th Infantry Regiment--J. J. Kearns, Lewis Marshall, and Jim Franklin. The letter from Franklin, dated December 4, 1941, mentions "the night we were on guard at the beach at Tucuran" and recalls a soldier who died "after we arrived at Cebu."


  • 1941


Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

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Biographical / Historical

The 27th Infantry Regiment of the US Army was established in 1901. The regiment fought in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) and numerous subsequent conflicts.

Joel Bledsoe served in the Spanish-American War. He was born in 1879 and died in 1964. He is buried at the Trumbo Cemetery in Soldier, Kentucky. His son, Homer Blaine Bledsoe, served in World War II. Source: Carter County, Kentucky Genealogy Research Site. 11 Jan. 2008. />.


From the Collection: 0.4 Linear Feet