Warren R. Stivers World War I correspondence, 1918-1919 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Nearly 100 letters, most from Private Warren R. Stivers to his parents in Colorado Springs. A member of Company C, 341st Machine Gun Battalion, 89th Division, Stivers trained at Camp Funston (Fort Riley), Kansas, and Camp Mills, New York, before sailing for England and France in June 1918. He served in the trenches in France before he was sent to a base hospital near Nantes because of a pre-war foot injury.
Correspondence discusses the daily routine of camp life and describes town life in France, but omits any detail of trench warfare (due to censorship). Stivers complains frequently of irregular mail service, especially after leaving his unit for the hospital.