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To Lieutenant Colonel Clyde R. Abraham
June 3, 1933 [Fort Screven, Georgia]
My dear Abraham:
Your letter just received.1 I am slated to leave here June 28 or 29, and I imagine any leave you may have will be cancelled so as to bring you here July 1st, as you will find a big job awaiting you as District Commander. I have six camps now, from Ocala, Florida, to Waycross, Georgia, with 1200 men in them or about to land. I also have 850 CCC men here. By July 1st this district will probably have 3500 men in scattered camps, to supply, inspect and administer, and possibly 500 CCC men in camp here. All this running on a little post headquarters without the addition of a single extra army clerk from outside, means lots of work and supervision.
Moultrie has not yet been given a district, so I suppose I will arrive there in the middle of the throes of trying to establish camps on an economical basis in the low swampy regions along the coast. I am utilizing these Forestry boys to clear and grade all the formerly inaccessible portions of the reservation and all the adjacent jungle, so that the training area will be tremendously increased, the appearance of things equally improved and the mosquitoes almost eliminated.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Fort Screven File, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. This letter was not found in the Marshall papers.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), pp. 396-397.