Letter from Manford E. Cox to his wife, Harriet Patton Cox (Sept. 21, 1918)

I don’t mind anything except bayonet drill and it is h- with big letters.  I don’t show in it as well as I might, as I hold back a little and save myself.  The officers, or some of them, in this practice, are absolutely heartless, and it is up to you to defend yourself.  I wish some time, some of those bayonet fellows would fall into my hands.  I would sure give them a full and complete dose of their own medicine.