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OH019 Charles L. Knight Oral History

Charles L. Knight Oral History

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

Series Number: OH019

Interviewee: Knight, Charles L.

Interviewer: John Watson

Date interviewed: June 28, 1983

Processed by: Sheree Wise

Date processed: February 1, 2010

Description: 1 sound disc (50 minutes)

Abstract: Charles Knight discusses his experiences during the First World War. Included in the discussions are his recollections of basic training, his responsibilities guarding prisoners and the different types of prisoners held in confinement. Knight served in the United States Army for six months before contracting the flu and being medically discharged. He mentions the entertainment and recreation provided to American soldiers. Knight also explains his justification for joining the war effort, outlook on life and contacts with fellow veterans of the war.

Biographical / Historical note: Charles Knight was a farmer prior to being drafted into the United States Army. He was sent to basic training in Camp Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky where he trained to be a prison guard. When discharged from the army, Knight relocated to Barlow, Kentucky.

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Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Camp Taylor, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Barlow, Kentucky

Research Notes: Abstract and index included with oral history.