October 10, 1917, 3:00P.M.

| November 29, 2010

October 10, 1917, 3:00P.M. Camp Lewis, American Lake, Washington Dear Folks, Well, we are on our second day of it. Going to like it. I can see that. This morning we were given our heavy overcoats, our hats, a belt, heavy shirt and woolen mittens. Tomorrow morning or maybe tonight we get pants, leggings, shoes […]

October 9, 1917, 7:00P.M.

| November 26, 2010

October 9, 1917, 7:00P.M. 73rd Co. 19th Bn. 166 Depot Brigade Camp Lewis American Lake, Washington Dear Folks, Well, we are all settled now. Arrived in Camp at 2 P.M. Went through a preliminary physical examination and then was assigned to barracks. Then at 3:30 they fed us beans etc. Then they asked us individually […]

October 9, 1917, 7:30A.M.

| November 24, 2010

October 9, 1917, 7:30A.M. Portland, Oregon Having breakfast here in hotel. Portland certainly is doing the fine thing. Will write from Camp. Arrive at Camp at 1 o’clock today, Tuesday. Feel fine and not sick at all. Knox. October 9, 1917, 10:30A.M. Castle Rock, Washington Will arrive at Camp at 1 o’clock. Have had most […]

October 8, 1917, 4:30P.M.

| November 22, 2010

October 8, 1917, 4:30P.M. Grants Pass, Oregon Was just made a corporal to have charge of squad men from Portland to Camp Lewis. This will count in my favor when I arrive in camp. Regular army officer in charge of us now. Beautiful scenery here. Not sick at all. Feeling fine. Lots to eat. They […]

October 8, 1917, 11:30 A.M.

| November 19, 2010

October 8, 1917, 11:30A.M. En Route to Camp Lewis Made a mistake. Still in California. Will cross line into Oregon about 12:30. Train has been delayed waiting for regular trains and stopping for meals, and changing cars last night. Will eat dinner at 1 o’clock at Ashland. Weather now warm. We get out at every […]

October 8, 1917, 6:00 A.M.

| November 17, 2010

October 8, 1917, 6A.M. Dunsmuir Breakfast here. Will see all Shasta country this morning. We changed last night at 10:30 to Pullmans. Had good sleep. We are just pulling into Dunsmuir now. Pretty country. Cool. Slept warm—steam heat. We keep the Pullmans for tonight, too. Fine crowd of fellows. Everybody all the time laughing and […]

October 7, 1917, 3:30 P.M.

| November 15, 2010

And we’re off! October 7, 1917, 3:30P.M. En Route to Camp Lewis Fine bunch of fellows on board. All U.C. fellows together here in Car D. Been playing checkers with Buster. Had fine dinner—Swiss cheese sandwiches, fried chicken, apples and candy Warm here at Davis. Going to have fine time. Will get sleepers at Red […]


| November 15, 2010

Hello, and welcome to the blog. This blog contains copies of letters, postal cards and telegrams written by Knox W. Nicholson to his parents during the War of 1914-1918. Read along as Knox travels from California  to the east coast and then to Europe to do his part during The Great War.