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Catalog Number 2012.27.3
Title Account: My Three Years on Ft. Wool during World War II (Horace Gifford)
Collection Horace Gifford Collection
Object Type Manuscript
Date undated
Description/Scope & Content Typed account, accompanied by hand-written draft, written by Horace L. Gifford, of his service on Fort Wool during World War II. The account describes his arrival at Fort Monroe and assignment to Battery D, 2nd Coast Artillery in 1941; guns, observation towers, barracks and tents, diesel generators, and other infrastructure at Fort Wool; replacing sand with soil and grass on parade ground at request of Sgt. McIntyre, living and work conditions, and pet goats.
People Gifford, Horace
McIntyre, Charles, First Sgt.
Topics Fort Wool/Calhoun
World War II
Coast Artillery
Place Names Site--Fort Wool (Fort Calhoun, Rip Raps)
District--Fort Monroe
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