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Camp Greene (1917-1919) - A U.S. Army World War I National Guard Mobilization and Training Camp first established in 1917 near Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Named Camp Greene in G.O. 95, 18 Jul 1917, after General Nathanael Greene, General of the Continental Army. Abandoned in 1919.

Camp Greene 41st Infantry Division

World War I (1917-1918)

One of sixteen U.S. Army National Guard Mobilization and Training Camps established in 1917 to train and integrate National Guard units for service in a U.S. Army division. Camp Greene was established in July 1917 under the supervision of construction quartermaster Major C. H. Greene on a site of about 2,100 acres on a reservation of 6,000 acres. The camp was to have a capacity of about 47,000 officers and enlisted men that would become the 41st U.S. Infantry Division. The camp was completed in November 1917 at an eventual cost of $ 4,700,000.

The first commander of the camp was Major General Hunter Liggett (Cullum 2800) who formed the 41st U.S. Infantry Division and initiated the training program. The 41st arrived in September 1917 and departed for France on 27 Dec 1917. The 41st was designated a depot division 1 Jan 1918 and furnished replacements for losses in other units. The 41st returned to the U.S. and was demobilized in 1919.

At the end of the war the camp became a demobilization center until it was abandoned in June 1919.

Current Status

Marker only in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.


Location: Marker at Arty Ave and W Morehead St, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Maps & Images

Lat: 35.22525 Long: -80.882278

Sources:

  • Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 616
  • Ayres, Leonard Porter, The War with Germany: A Statistical Summary, U.S. War Department, 2nd Ed, 1919, 147 pages
  • Rinaldi, Richard A., The US Army in World War I - Orders of Battle, Tiger Lily Publications LLC, 2004, 244 pages
  • Brief Histories of Divisions, U.S. Army: 1917-1918, U.S.A. General Staff, June 1921, 92 pages
  • Morden, Lt. Colonel Earle B., The Work of the Construction Division of the United States Army from Coast to Coast, 1917-1919, The Journal of the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, Vol XXXVII-3, March 1920, No. 184, (Google Books)

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