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Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers

Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers
Creator: Dowling, Loran Alonzo, 1898-
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1919
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.3 Linear Feet 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2247
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Loran Alonzo Dowling (b. 1898), soldier with the U.S. Marine Corps, served in Europe during World War I.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence of Loran Alonzo Dowling, a Marine during World War I, to his mother, Vannit Dowling. The letters were written from the Marine training camp at Paris Island (S.C.), then from France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany during his military service. The letters mainly discuss family and friends in Georgia, but also contain information on Dowling's duties as a runner carrying messages between units, trench warfare, being gassed, the people's reactions to American soldiers, and the battle of Saint-Mihiel (France) in 1918.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Loran Alonzo Dowling papers, ms2247, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Saint-Mihiel, Battle of, Saint-Mihiel, France, 1918.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
United States. Marine Corps
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

19Army Records
110Empty Envelopes
1CPhotograph - 83rd Co. 6th Marines, 1919 June