Frederick North collection  1775-1783
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Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection (17 items) contains 16 letters that Captain William H. Fields ("Will") wrote to Charles L. Bowden ("Charlie") and Urney Fields Bowden of Macon, Georgia, while serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, as well as a letter from a mother to her son. Fields wrote about his participation in military combat and his life in the Hawaiian Islands, where he held an administrative position.

Captain William H. Fields wrote to the Bowdens from January 3, 1943-April 30, 1945, while serving with the V Amphibious Corps near Honolulu, Hawaii. He commented on life in Hawaii, reported the contents of his care packages, and responded to their news. In one letter, Fields mentioned having been in "the thick" of combat (January 3, [1943]); censorship restrictions prevented him from disclosing additional information. He mentioned his commendation for his administrative work and voiced a desire to join the staff of General Holland McTyeire Smith (August 11, 1944). Fields also wrote an undated letter from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. An additional letter from a mother to her son concerns an argument with the family's housekeeper and other news from Macon, Georgia (September 28, 1942).

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