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Exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

Ralph Carey, Company C, 310th Infantry, 78th Division; St. Mihiel. "Trench song," August 1918, and "English Marching Song," June 1918. Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (138.00.00)

Ralph Irving Carey

After New Hampshire native Ralph Irving Carey was drafted into the Army, his notebook became a trusted companion, both on and off duty. He recorded lists of procedures, chain of command, rosters, and entries about his daily activities and involvement in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives, as well as poetry and the humorous words to tunes including the "Trench Song" and "English Marching Song," which he records here.