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OH001 Sam Basham Oral History

Sam Basham Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project - World War I

Series Number: OH001

Interviewee: Basham, Sam, 1892-

Interviewer: John Watson

Date interviewed: June 7, 1983

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: January 13, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (51 minutes)

Abstract: Sam Basham, a resident of Mayfield, Kentucky, discusses his experiences in the United States Army during the First World War. Basham describes life as a soldier on the home front. The topics discussed include camp life, basic training, relationships between officers and enlisted men and post war issues.

Biographical / Historical note: Sam Basham was a resident of Mayfield, Kentucky who served in the United States Army during the First World War. After enlistment he took basic training at Camp Gordon near Atlanta, Georgia. Following basic training, he was transferred to Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont. He was discharged from the army at Fort Ayers, Massachusetts on December 11, 1918.

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Subject Headings / Descriptors:

World War I

Basham, Sam

Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia

Ft. Ethan Allen, Vermont

Ft. Ayers, Massachusetts

Research Notes: Incomplete transcription held with oral history.