Sumner Cobb writes from Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, 1918

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Sumner Cobb served stateside during WWI. He was stationed at two military bases during his time: Camp Devens in Massachusetts and Camp Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. He didn't face dangers of overseas warfare and life in the trenches, but was at risk of contracting the Spanish Flu. It was spreading throughout the home front at the end of the war. He wrote about it frequently in his letters home between September and October 1918.

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  • Title: Sumner Cobb writes from Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, 1918
  • Creator: Sumner Chase Cobb
  • Creation Date: 1918-10-11
  • Subject Date: 1918-10-11
  • Locations:
    • Camp Taylor, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY
    • Woodfords, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2824, Box 2/3
  • Collection: Cobb brothers World War I correspondence
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
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(207) 774-1822 x230

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