From Barracks to Battlefield and Back

Wednesday We had been a regiment of Infantry for
10 months and had neared [way?] strength more
than once. [deleted]We took[deleted] From the place of our birth
[Camp Jackson?] S.C. we took our handful of men
[inserted]early in May
to Camp Sevier, S.

July 10, 1918. -- After expecting, and,
in a sense, awaiting defiinite orders
to proceed to the port of embarkation,
our regiment[deleted]was inf[deleted] received in
formation that it would leave on
the 14th. Almost immediately after
this information spread around, [deleted]our[deleted]
the time of our departure was moved
up twenty-four hours. Days
and nights of constant packing marked
our last few days at Camp Sevier, S.C.

Cap't [?oles] leg broken.

July 13 - At 8 p.m. our train
pulled out under sealed orders. [deleted]Some[deleted]
Everybody was cheery; some
calmly, others loudly so. I smiled
[inserted]even in the face of[inserted] [deleted]over[deleted] the personal feelings I had.

July 14 - Red Cross women were
very courteous to us and our men,
especially at Lynchburg, Va, and
Washington, DC. The [deleted]boys[deleted] men

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