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Edward R. Feagins Memoir

 Collection — Box: G (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0431

Scope and Contents

The Edward R. Feagins Memoir consists of a photocopied 105-page typescript reminiscence of the donor's experiences as a private soldier in the United States Army during World War II. The reminiscence documents Feagins basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama (October 1943-February 1944); his journey on a transport ship from Newport News, Virginia, to North Africa; his combat experiences in Italy and France (May 1944-March 1945) as a private first class in Company E, 143rd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard unit); his wounding in France (September 1944) and subsequent medical treatment in Naples and Caserta, Italy; and his non-combat experiences in France, Germany, and England (March-December 1945) prior to his discharge from military service at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on January 15, 1946. Written about 1993, the reminiscence covers the period from December 1941 to February 1946.


  • circa 1993


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.15 linear feet

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Method of Acquisition

The Edward R. Feagins Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia on August 30, 1993, by Edward R. Feagins of Kingsport, Tennessee, accession number 1993-021.

Processing Information

Ed Speer completed processing, and the collection was opened to researchers in October 1996.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA