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OH011 Hugh Gingles Oral History

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Hugh Gingles Oral History

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

Series Number: OH011

Interviewee: Gingles, Hugh

Interviewer: Kathryn Pasco

Date interviewed: September 18, 1979

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: January 20, 2009

Description: 1 sound disc (39 minutes)

Abstract: Hugh Gingles discusses his experiences during the World War I. Prior to the war he was a farmer at Kirksey, Kentucky. He recalls how he was among the first to be drafted and how he decided it to be a just war. Other topics discussed in the interview include: the recruitment of several Jackson Purchase residents on the way to Camp Taylor in Louisville, the insufficiency and deficiencies of the new camps, being in the Depot Brigade, serving as a non-commissioned officer and attending training school, the different types of people in his company; the feelings of other people towards the war; the flu epidemic; the first big snow during the war and how things had changed when he returned from the war.

Biographical / Historical note: Hugh Gingles was a farmer from Kirksey, Kentucky. He was drafted and sent to Camp Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky for basic training. He served in the Depot Brigade at Camp Taylor for the duration of the First World War. Following the war, he was sent to Camp Pike near Little Rock, Arkansas.

General information: No user access to original recordings. Use audio user copies, digital derivatives, transcripts, and/or tape indexes. This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission for reproduction must be requested from Murray State University.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Kirksey, Kentucky

Camp Taylor

Louisville, Kentucky

Camp Pike

Little Rock, Arkansas