By: SGT. JOHN REED, 316 INFANTRY BAND
Camp MEADE USS AGAMEMNON EUROPEAN THEATER, 1917
Seller ID: 0001391
On offer is an original and simply sensational manuscript relic of World War I being the handwritten diary of Sgt. John Reed of the 316 Infantry Band. Over 120 pages fully written in neat dense hand Reed details his experiences 'To Whom It May Concern'. He begins July 5th retrospectively explaining his being drafted November 3rd 1917 and then spending an easy 8 months at Camp Meade [for him it was an easy transition into the Army life as he had already served in the US Regulars]. From July 5th on he writes with dedication to a very abrupt end June 8th 1918. Reed is a super diarist, has a great... View More...