October 09, 1918

Woodrow Wilson On How the Bodies of America’s WWI Dead Are Handled Prior to Eventual Re-Burial in the U.S.

Typed Letter Signed
1 page
SMC 1320

With “The Great War” almost over, there were some 54,000 American bodies with which to contend; here Wilson explains, delicately, the system of burial currently employed, and states that as soon as the war is over, “the bodies of these heroes will be brought back to the United States.”

Typed Letter Signed, as President, 1 page, quarto, The White House, Washington, October 9, 1918. To William C. Motter in St. Paul.
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