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"An Infantry Chaplain's Diary: 1943-1946"

 Collection — Box: K (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0821

Scope and Contents

Chaplain John James Watson's diary begins on March 16, 1943 at Camp White in Oregon. His military service takes him from Oregon to Virginia to Algeria, North Africa to Pietramala and Villanova, Italy. In addition to various daily events, Watson kept a record of books he was reading and services he had preached. The final section of the diary is set in East Tennessee and is concerned with the beginnings of his brothers' business in Elizabethton, Tennessee and the birth of his son, Robert. Supplementary material at the end of the volume includes photocopies of material related to the 91st Infantry and two V-mail letters between Watson and his wife, Ruth.


  • Creation: 1943-1946, 1993


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


0.10 linear feet (in one folder)

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Method of Acquisition

Donated by Robert L. Watson on June 28, 2012, accession number 2012-025.

Processing Information

Processed by Jen Bingham, December 2014.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA