30 July 1918 Last Day at Camp Stuart



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Many thanks to Coralee for providing me with artifacts throughout the years and especially for the stack of WWI-era letters that were delivered to me on 31 May 2019. They have provided countless hours of family history entertainment.

– Denise

Tuesday had Floyd and his comrades up early. The guys still didn’t know exactly what was going on, but they carried out duties as ordered.

30 July 1918.

Tuesday morning. We were called one hr early but were not told why but FBP is somewhat suspicious and believes __________ is going to happen. Everybody out so will quit. We’ll see.

30 July 1918.

Just a detail to carry over some overseas stuff to a couple streets to the west. FBP helped carry a stove (field).

This P.M. we went out for a little drill. I was act. Corp. of a sqd but “Fat” Adams wanted to act so we could practice “at ease” & “at rest” so I let him.

Back again to our Co. St.  Mess, a little catch.

30 July 1918.

At retreat it was announced that 88 men would attend the same show we saw last nite at the K.C. – those that did not go last nite. But when time came they needed a few to fill out so I went.

Back again and right to bed.


Shipping out


Floyd Boyce Phillips, “Journal” (Army, 1918-1919).” privately held by Denise Krueger, Rochester, MN, 2019.

The Phillips Family

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