Camp Grant was established in July 1917 to train the 86th “Black Hawk” Infantry Division (National Army). It was comprised of selective service inductees primarily from Illinois & Wisconsin; but also included inductees from several other states.
Wrightstown, Burlington Co., New Jersey Camp Dix was established 18 July 1917, to serve as a training camp for the 78th Division (National Army). It had a capacity of nearly 43,000 soldiers, and became one of the largest camps in the Northeast. In May 1918, Camp Dix was designated as an embarkation camp. After the […]