My dear Papa1–
Have just wired you that we sail Tues. AM.2 Write me with my rank, 113th Field Artillery c/o American Expeditionary Forces. Do not put any destination.
Love to you all
Goodbye for awhile
Minton Hughes Dixon, Sr., “Papa” or “Judge” (1849-1923)
Father of Richard Dillard, George Brownrigg, MacDonald, Mary Elizabeth, and Elizabeth MacDonald Dixon. Prominent merchant in Edenton, North Carolina. Served as a Justice of the Peace, Recorder’s Court Judge, and city councilman. Married Sallie Dillard (1860-1910) in 1886.
we sail Tues. AM.2
In reality, Dixon’s detachment did not leave the New York Port of Embarkation until Wednesday, May 8, 1918 aboard the George Washington.