John Hart Caughey Collection
Colonel Caughey was serving on General Wedemeyer’s staff in the China Theater when he was hand-selected by General George C. Marshall in 1945 to serve on his staff while he was in China. Caughey greatly admired Marshall and frequently praised the General’s attributes in his letters home. Caughey returned to the U.S. with Marshall in 1947 at the conclusion of the China Mission and continued his military career attaining the rank of Major General.
The collection contains official and personal correspondence with Chinese and American military leaders, four scrapbooks of personal correspondence and memorabilia, Chinese invitations and certificates, Chinese and Japanese currency, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Marshall and sights around China.