|Hotham, Warren S.
Somewhere in France June 23, 1918
Received your letters and the paper o.k.
We are having a spell of rainy weather. I went out riding the other
morning and forgot my raincoat and believe me, I sure got wet. I will
never pull that stunt again. Before this, we had really hot weather.
With our little overseas caps as our only protection from old Sol, we
certainly are getting tanned. We look like a bunch of Sioux Indians.
I've been out of school for about two weeks. Have been attending the
Second Corps. Artillery School taking a course in communication and like
it fine. It sure is an interesting course. We got quite a bit of
practical dope along that line.
Our company did the firing for the school and the signal section from
the school furnished the communication. Although the course was very
interesting I was glad to be through with it. The school has moved from
this town but I don't know when the battery will move. We go out for
mounted drill every morning. Next week I think we fire for the aviation
We're going to have a new captain. They are taking the National Guard
captains away from their organization and putting U.S. captains in their
One of the fellas shot a wild boar last night. We are going to have
boar meat for dinner. There is lots of boar and deer in this
country. The old hunters around home would have a picnic over here.
I am well and the other boys are all o.k., too.
Hoping this finds you all in good health, I remain,
Corp. Warren S. Hotham
Batt. F 147th Field Artillery A.E.F.