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Title Letter of World War One soldier on stationery of American Red Cross, U.S. Embarkation Hospital No. 1, Hoboken, N.J., February 20, 1919.
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2015.001.0074
Collection World War I Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Letter of World War One soldier on stationery of American Red Cross, U.S. Embarkation Hospital No. 1, Hoboken, N.J., February 20, 1919.

Single leaf, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" high; written both sides in pencil. See notes for transcribed text.

The author is only identified by his first name, August, and he returned from Europe on the troopship U.S.S. Leviathan. See notes for transcribed text.
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The hospital name was the wartime designation of Saint Mary Hospital on Willow Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets. Hoboken served as the main Port of Embarkation for the United States Army and the hospital became an Army controlled facility for the duration. When the war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, the Port of Embarkation became a Port of Debarkation which would have been its status in Feb. 1919.
Date 1919
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
Search Terms Port of Debarkation
Port of Embarkation
World War
World War I
Saint Mary Hospital
U.S. Army
U.S.S. Leviathan
Caption page 1
Imagefile 339\20150010074.TIF
Classification Military
War
Hospitals
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