Harold and Alice Sinclair World War I Correspondence, 1917-1919 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
21 letters from Harold P. Sinclair, 353rd Infantry, and 11 letters from Alice M. Sinclair, Army Nurse Corps, to family in South Dakota. Harold's letters span his training at Camp Funston, Kansas, in October 1917, departure for overseas in May 1918, to his return from occupied Germany in May 1919. Alice's letters begin in August 1918 stationed at Fort Sheridan near Chicago and end in May 1919 in occupied Germany.
Harold's letters describe camp life, his service as a musician in the regimental band, his experiences on burial detail during the last Allied offensive of the war, and his impressions of occupied Germany. Alice recounts her experience during the influenza panic that struck Fort Sheridan in September and October 1918 and chronicles the duties and social life of army nurses at Fort Sheridan, in New York City, and in occupied Germany.