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Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual

Mail is most often delayed because there is not sufficient information

for the Postmaster on the envelope. The delivery of your mail will be

delayed unless your letters are sent to the company and the regiment to

which you belong. Therefore, prepare, before you reach camp, several

stamped postal cards, addressed to your family and business associates,

containing directions to address all communications to you care of

Company----, Regiment----. As soon as you are assigned to a company and

regiment, fill in these data and mail these postal cards at once. This

should be done by wire in case important mail is expected during the

first week of camp. Mail is delivered to each company as soon as a

complete roll of the organizations can be made out and sent to the