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Patton, George S. (1885-1945) to Renee Stockdale re: a battle involving 15 US Divisions

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06760.02 Author/Creator: Patton, George S. (1885-1945) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1944/01/02 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written twenty days before being appointed commander of the Third Army. He notes concerning that battle, involving 15 United States Army Divisions "all but two attacking. Tonight... we may lick him."

People: Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, World War II, Soldier's Letter, Battle

Sub Era: World War II