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John Brockman Letters

Identifier: AC 584

Scope and Content

Collection of letters from Private John Brockman of Mills, New Mexico to family and friends during his service in the U.S. Army with training in the States and deployment to France during World War I


  • 1917-1919

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The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Information

John Brockman was born in Nevada, MO , moving with his parents and grandparents to Mills, New Mexico in 1910. In 1917 he enlisted in the army and served in the 30th Division (Old Hickory Division) and in France in the 113th Machine Gun Brigade during World War I. Most of his training took place at Camp Funston, KS and Camp Sevier, SC in 1917 and early 1918. He shipped out from Camp Mills, NY in 1918, arriving in England before his final assignment in France for the duration of the war. Returning to New Mexico after the war he settled in Roswell, New Mexico.

During his time in service he corresponded with family and friends telling of his military life. While he was in France all letters were censored. There are references to Le Mans and Amiens in France but correspondence discusses mostly camp life overseas and weather, crops, local news, family concerns in New Mexico.


.25 lin. ft.

Finding Aid of the John Brockman Letters, 1917-1919
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© 2015
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Finding aid is in English

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  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090