Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers

Lorenzo Alonzo Dowling papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
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
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.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence of Loran Alonzo Dowling, a Marine during World War I, to his mother, Vannit Dowling. The letters were written from the Marine training camp at Paris Island (S.C.), then from France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany 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.

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 note

Loran Alonzo Dowling papers, ms2247, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

9Army Records
10Empty Envelopes
OS Folder
1CPhotograph - 83rd Co. 6th Marines, 1919 June