World War I

Camp Hancock

Augusta, Georgia

Camp Hancock was established in July 1917 to serve as a training camp for the Pennsylvania National Guard units who would comprise the 28th “Keystone” Infantry Division, which occupied the camp from August 1917 – May 1918. After the 28th Division embarked for Europe the camp established a machine gun training center. It served as a demobilization center from December 1918 – March 1919 when it was closed.

There is nothing surviving of Camp Hancock in Augusta, and no historical marker, but a resource below from the Augusta Museum has laid out camp locations on a modern map for reference.

World War I

  • "Battery Street, Camp Hancock, Augusta, Georgia"
  • "Candy Cigars or Cigarettes, Camp Hancock, Augusta, Georgia"


Camp Hancock – U.S. Army Center of Military History

Camp Hancock – World War I in Augusta – Augusta Museum

“The Way We Were: The Great War Brought Camp Hancock to Augusta” – The Augusta Chronicle, 13 August 2017

World War I Military Camps in Georgia – Georgia Encyclopedia