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This lengthy letter, written by Major Rockey of the United States Marine Corps to the father of Tom Ashley (1894-1918) in Deerfield, Massachusetts, explains the circumstances surrounding the death of this man's son. Tom Ashley was killed at the battle of Chateau-Thierry in France in June 1918. Major Rockey recounts the terrain, the attack, and goes on to reassure Mr. Ashley that his son gave his life in the most heroic manner possible while also imparting new life to the Allied cause.

 

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Letter to Charles Hart Ashley

author   Keller E. [Major] Rockey
date   Nov 2, 1919
location   Aux Cayes, Haiti
width   8.5"
height   11.0"
process/materials   typescript
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L01.044


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Thomas Williams Ashley (1894-1918)

"The Sabrinian"

"Firing the Cannon"


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