Typed letter signed : [Camp Gordon, Ga.], to [Mary Cheever], "Wednesday" [1943 Mar. 24].

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MA 5026.123
Cheever, John.
Gift of the Family of Carter Burden, 1998.
1 item (1 p.) ; 27.8 cm + envelope

Envelope with postmark and "Mar. 25, 1943," a Thursday; this letter was written the Wednesday before, Mar. 24, 1943.
Addressed to "Mrs. John Cheever / 19 West 8th Street / New York City, New York." Return address is "Pfc. John Cheever 32332516 / Co. "E" 22nd Inf. U.S. Army, / APO #4 / Camp Gordon, Ga."; place of writing is based on return address.
Part of a large collection of letters from John Cheever to his wife, Mary Cheever. Letters are described in individual records; see MA 5026 for details.


Writing, "This afternoon we got into holes and let tanks run over us ... then after that we went out and crawled around under machine-gun fire"; reporting that their "best lieutenant ... is leaving for overseas combat duty on Sunday"; telling her he will "call [her] at [their] new telephone number on Sunday."

The Carter Burden Collection of American Literature.