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Collection Number: 05377-z

Collection Title: Ben P. Gulledge Papers, 1917-1919

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Size 46 items
Abstract Private Ben P. Gulledge served in Company I of the 118th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. The collection contains 18 letters from Gulledge to his girlfriend Minnie Jones of Wadesboro, N.C. Topics include conditions at Camp Sevier in Greenville, S.C., where Gulledge was stationed prior to his company's deployment to France; Gulledge's wounding on the battlefield in France; and Gulledge's recuperation at a hospital in England. Also included are a letter to Jones from a Kentucky-based soldier and two documents relating to the return of the remains of Private Charles Peter Jones of Wadesboro, N.C., possibly the brother of Minnie Jones.
Creator Gulledge, Ben P.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Ben P. Gulledge Papers #5377-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum in February 2008 (Acc 100856).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Private Ben P. Gulledge served in Company I of the 118th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. Gulledge, a North Carolinian, was wounded on the battlefield on 17 October 1918 and spent several months recuperating at a hospital in England.

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The collection contains 18 letters from North Carolina soldier Private Ben P. Gulledge, serving with the 118th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, to his girlfriend Minnie Jones of Wadesboro, N.C. Topics include conditions at Camp Sevier in Greenville, S.C., where Gulledge was stationed prior to his company's deployment to France; Gulledge's wounding on the battlefield in France; and Gulledge's recuperation at a hospital in England. Also included are a letter to Jones from a Kentucky-based soldier and two documents relating to the return of the remains of Private Charles Peter Jones of Wadesboro, N.C., possibly the brother of Minnie Jones.

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Contents list

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47 items.
Folder 1

Letters to Minnie Jones, 1917-1919 #05377-z, Series: "Papers, 1917-1919." Folder 1

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

Other Materials #05377-z, Series: "Papers, 1917-1919." Folder 2-3

Contains 1917 letter to Minnie Jones from soldier stationed in Kentucky, envelope of letter from Private Charles Jones, and two documents relating to return of remains of Private Charles Peter Jones. Also includes envelopes, some with annotations.

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Processing Information

Processed by: John Blythe, June 2008

Encoded by: John Blythe, June 2008

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