World War I Signal Corps Diary Vertical File Manuscript | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Predominant Dates: 1917-1918
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Scope and Contents: One pocket diary covering a period from October 11, 1917, to May 2, 1918, describing training exercises at Camp Dix, New Jersey. Unidentified diarist from the New York City area belonged to Company "A", 303rd Field Signal Battalion, 78th Division. Activities include training in radio, semaphore, and buzzer signaling, as well as general camp duties. Diarist often took the train home for part of each weekend.