September 18, 1970, 14 items; Papers (1917-1918) consisting of correspondence. Gift of Mr. Timothy E. Katona, Falls Church, Virginia.
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Holt P. Faucette Papers (#142), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
- Gift of Mr. Timothy E. Katona
Faucette served in the American Expedition Force (A.E.F.) in France and the bulk of the correspondence was written from along the front lines in the summer and fall of 1918.
The only stateside letter was written from Camp Sevier, S.C. (October 1917), in which he comments on camp life, tells of stumbling into a quarantine area, and mentions visits to Greenville, S.C. In letters from France, Faucette mentions President Woodrow Wilson's statement on unconditional surrender and reflects on the routine life of an American soldier in the trenches. Faucette's unit moved from France into Luxembourg and took part in clean-up operations at the end of the war. Commentaries in the letters pertain to these activities, speculate on the accuracy of news accounts at home, and complain of the slowness of mail delivery. Photographs show Faucette and some of his Army friends in South Carolina.