Creator

Date Original

1917-1919

Description

This collection contains correspondence from J. Harrell Burke to his parents in Marion, Cross County, Arkansas, during his Army service in World War I. They cover his entire stay in the Army, including his training at Camp Pike in Little Rock, Arkansas; Jefferson Barracks at St. Louis, Missouri; Camp Meigs in Washington, District of Columbia, and his stations in Nevers and Verneuil, France. The papers also contain letters from Lewis Burke to the Burke family in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he was enrolled in the Student Army Training Corps, and letters from Roland W. Hine, a Burke family friend and United States Marine stationed in France.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jasper Harrell Burke served as a clerk for the Army Mechanical Repair Shops for the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I from January 1918 to June 1919. He enlisted as a private and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant by May of 1919. He trained at Camp Pike in Little Rock, Arkansas; Jefferson Barracks at St. Louis, Missouri; and Camp Meigs in Washington, District of Columbia. He served in Nevers and Verneuil, France during the war.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Marion, Cross County (Ark.); Fayetteville, Washington (Ark.); Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Arkansas; Missouri; District of Columbia; France

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000074

Resource Type

Text

Collection

J. Harrell Burke papers, MS.000074

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

J. Harrell Burke papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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