The George C. Marshall Papers


George C. Marshall to Major General Edward W. Nichols

My dear General:

I have been detailed on the General Staff, and appointed as assistant Chief of Staff of the First Expeditionary Force. By the time you receive this letter I will be out of the country.
As you were good enough to offer to assist me, I wish you to know how matters have turned out. The information contained in the first paragraph of this letter is confidential for the present, that is, until the safe landing has been announced. I suppose I am rendering myself liable to a severe penalty in writing this freely to you.
The "First Captain" of the 1915 class,[1] who is a First Lieutenant in the Reserve Corps, was selected to go attached to one of the regular companies to which additional officers had been added. He was one of the three men picked out of the Fort Myer camp. I thought this would interest you.
Mrs. Marshall has left New York to join her mother in Charlotte, N.C. She will probably come with her mother to Lexington immediately after the "finals" to settle there semi-permanently; that is, for the duration of the war.
With assurances of my respect and warmest regards.

Sincerely yours,

G. C. Marshall, Jr.
VMI/Alumni File
    [1]Claude R. Cammer.