A truck that has knocked over several earth-filled 55-gallon drums on which the unit designation has been painted. The truck was unable to stop in heavy rain and slid into the barrels. The barrels and sandbags were set up to defend the entrance to...
Correspondence; Fathers; Children; Families; Mothers; Civil Wars; War
Correspondence from Mary Guthrie Latta to her husband, Samiel R. Latta. In this four-page letter, she expresses concern for the safety of her husband. She states that she is "beginning to feel the terrible realities of war in earnest now."
Soldiers; Men; Military vehicles; Trucks; Military uniforms; Helmets; Military personnel; Mud; Puddles
Four soldiers about to depart for patrol with another soldier nearby. A large military transport truck in the background appears to be a "deuce and a half," slang for a two-and-a-half-ton truck. Photograph is from Ammons's first tour in 1968.
Military officers; Governors; Military maneuvers; Forests; Mud
Major General Allan W. Jones of the 106th Infantry Division explains tactical situation of problem to Governor Cooper and officers of the Tennessee State Guard, including Brigadier General Jacob McGavock Dickinson.