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Pvt. E. R. Wirt Beneuvre Cote Dor
Co. A. 18th M. G. Bn. France
American E .F. March. 30, 1919.

G. Dearest:-

Gee but March is surely
going out like a Lion. It came
in like a lamb all right, do
you remember, I wrote how nice
the weather was getting. This A. M.
we woke up to about six inches
of snow and more coming. Yes-
terday we were out on the road
with the Engineer Detail and it
sure was a rotten job. We were
soaked when we got it. If we
were not able to come into this
house and dry off it would have
been a mighty uncomfortable day.
They have the cussedest climate

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Edward Wirt's unit remained in France near Dijon in the Cote d'Or department (province) -about 120 miles east of Paris- for several months after the war. They did relief work and waited for a peace treaty to be signed. Wirt refers to the Versailles Conference then underway, which sought to resolve all of Europe's problems. As Wirt was writing this letter in mid-March, the conference's unwieldy structure had caused all decision-making to grind to a standstill. Eventually, a smaller group of leading powers within the conference would work out a deal to create a final treaty. Wirt's concerns about the League of Nations - that America would "always be drawn into these scrapes over here" - were widespread among Americans. The U.S. Senate shared them: when it came time to ratify the various treaties signed at Versailles they would vote most of them down.

There are ninety letters from Mr. Wirt to Miss Bartlett in the PVMA collection; twelve of them are reproduced here.

 

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WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett

author   Edward Roswell Wirt (1891-1942)
date   Mar 30, 1919
location   France
height   8.0"
width   5.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L01.020


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