In the message Jewett asks Pollard to inform Henry Semple that "his infant is very sick with cholera infantum." A note written on the back in pencil reads "Emily V. Semples [sic] little baby, Margaret Harris who died."
During the Korean War, Hardeman served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. In the letter he describes leaving the United States with his regiment: "Baby, I just got up to take a look, last look for a while, at the U.S.A. faiding [sic] away in the fog....
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