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‘Writing by Moonlight’
An American’s Diary of Foreign Service,
August 1917 to February 1919

kept by

Clayton M. Sherwood
Battery L of the 6th Regiment, later Battery C of the 51st Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army Field Artillery

“Feeling lonesome tonight and do every night. Moonshine bright and beautiful and seems like fall at home. … Am sitting side of a building writing by moonlight and watching the moon. Feel better alone or with someone who feels as I do and likes to be lonely.” – Mailly-le-Camp, France, Oct. 1, 1917

Foreword and Summary

August 1917 | September 1917 | October 1917
November 1917 | December 1917

January 1918 | February 1918 | March 1918 | April 1918
May 1918 | June 1918 | July 1918 | August 1918
September 1918 | October 1918 | November 1918 | December 1918

January 1919 | February 1919

Battle analysis | Definitions | Names | Family

� 2002-2004 by MysteryVisits.com, Willowshade, West Grove, PA

This project may be reproduced only with written permission from its preparers. Because this is a work in progress, additions, suggestions, challenges, corrections and explanations are necessary, requested – and welcomed. Send them to John C. Sherwood or visit MysteryVisits.com.

This World War I diary has been archived at ...

WWI and the CAC in general
History of the Great War | Trenches on the Web | WWI Links Page
WWI: Western Front | 59th Coastal Artillery | Coastal Defense | Doughboy Center
Railway Artillery information | WWI Photos and Artillery | WWI documents notes and archives
WWI Document Archive | The Soldier's Experience of WWI

Camp Bordon, England
Bordon map | Bordon main site | Bordon Today | Hampshire record office

Other personal recollections
List of memoirs via WWI.com

Why did WWI end?


John C. Sherwood's Bibliography

Send E-mail to John C. Sherwood

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