William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
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Finding aid created by
Frank B. Haines Collection, 1916-1917
Cheney J. Schopieray, June 2008
Frank B. Haines collection
Haines, Mrs. Frank B.
48 items (0.25 linear feet)
The Frank B. Haines collection is made up of letters and postcards to Mr. Haines' wife in Duryea, Pennsylvania, from a U.S. Army camp in Douglas, Arizona, where he served in the 11th Infantry.
The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Frank B. Haines Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
Frank B. Haines served in the U.S. 11th Infantry while it was stationed in Douglas, Arizona, as a border guard during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916-1917. The 11th Infantry was formed during the Civil War and saw service in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Frank B. Haines collection is made up of 48 letters and postcards to Haines' wife in Duryea, Pennsylvania, from a U.S. Army camp in Douglas, Arizona, where he served in the 11th Infantry, Company D. His letters are all addressed to "Mrs. Frank B. Haines"; he does not mention her first name in the letters. He wrote extensively about daily life, such as drills, guard duty, other work, and leisure activities. Rabbit hunting and dog fighting are among the recreations mentioned. Frank made remarks about Francisco "Pancho" Villa (see esp. letter dated December 5, 1916) and about news relevant to his service, such as a threatened railroad strike (December 31, 1916).
- United States. Army--Drill and tactics.
- United States. Army--Guard duty.
- United States. Army--History--Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916.
- United States. Army--Infantry Regiment, 11th.