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71st Engineers correspondence and photograph album

71st Engineers correspondence and photograph album

Descriptive Summary

Title: 71st Engineers correspondence and photograph album
Creator: Hargrett Library
Inclusive Dates: 1914-1938
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4453
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Floyd Flansburg (1896-1972), of Watertown, New York, served in the 71st Engineers, U.S. Army during World War I. He began his duty in the 214th Engineers, trained in antiaircraft searchlight operations at Camp Forrest in Georgia. Mr. Flansburg was then deployed in defense of Washington, DC with the 71st Engineers. After the war he was employed as a plumber.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, and a photograph album regarding the time that Floyd Flansburg spent in the U.S. Army, 71st Engineers. Also included are letters from 1938 while he was in a VA Hospital in Bath, New York. The collection contains several references to the flu outbreak of 1918, and the some typed rosters of the 214th and 71st Engineers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], 71st Engineers correspondence and photograph album, ms4453, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Flansburg, Floyd R.
Soldiers -- Correspondence.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Georgia.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Photographs.
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11-3Correspondence - Floyd Flansburg to his mother, Mrs. Frank Flansburg, 1918 August-December
14-7Correspondence - Mrs. Frank Flansburg to Floyd Flansburg, 1918 August-December
18Correspondence - Family to Floyd Flansburg, 1918
19-10Correspondence - to Floyd Flansburg, 1917-1919
111Correspondence - miscellaneous
112Printed ephemera, 1916-1917
113World War I service documents, 1918-1919
114Diary - Floyd Flansburg, 1918
115Photograph album
116Correspndence - Floyd Flansburg while at VA Hospital, 1938