Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers

Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Dowling, Loran Alonzo, b. 1898
Title: Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers
Dates: 1917-1919
Quantity: 0.3 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 oversized folder C)
Abstract:The collection consists of correspondence of Loran Alonzo Dowling, a Marine during World War I, to his mother, Vannit Dowling, from 1917-1919. The letters were written from the Marine training camp at Paris Island (S.C.) (1917-1918) then from France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany (1918-1919) during his military service. The letters mainly discuss family and friends in Georgia, but also contain information on Dowling's duties as a runner carrying messages between units, trench warfare, being gassed, the people's reactions to American soldiers, and the battle of Saint-Mihiel (France) in 1918.
Coll. Number: ms2247

Biographical/Historical Note

Loran Alonzo Dowling (b. 1898), soldier with the U.S. Marine Corps, served in Europe during World War I.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Saint-Mihiel, Battle of, Saint-Mihiel, France, 1918.
United States. Marine Corps.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Loran Alonzo Dowling papers, MS 2247. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111917 April-May
21917 June-July
31917 August-September
41917 October-December
51918 January-April
61918 May-August
71918 September-December
81919 January-October and undated
9Army Records and Miscellaneous
10Empty Envelopes
OS Folder
1CPhotograph- 83th Co. 6th Marines, 1919 June