Camp Gordon (3)
Camp Gordon (3) (1917-1920) - A World War I Camp first established in 1917 north of Atlanta at Chamblee, DeKalb County, Georgia. Named Camp Gordon after Lieutenant General John Brown Gordon CSA, Confederate General and Governor of Georgia. Abandoned in 1920.
Established 18 Jul 1917 and constructed under the supervision of constructing quartermaster Major James N. Pease as one of sixteen National Army Training Camps prepared for U.S. entry into World War I. The camp was built on 2,400 acres and came to have 1,600 buildings with a capacity of 47,000 troops and an eventual cost of $ 11,900,000.
Camp Gordon served as the training camp for the 82nd U.S. Infantry Division which was organized at Camp Gordon on 25 Aug 1917 under Major General Eben Swift. The 82nd began deployment to Europe on 25 Apr 1918 and completed it on 1 Jun 1918. While in Europe the 82nd had 8,300 casualties. After the war the 82nd was demobilized at Camp Upton 27 May 1919.
Camp Gordon was ordered abandoned in 1920 and disposed of in September 1921.
Now the site of DeKalb Peachtree Airport at Chamblee north of Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia. Georgia State marker located on a small plaza with several flags.