World War I

Camp Meade

Admiral [Fort Meade], Maryland


Established as a World War I cantonment in July 1917, Camp Meade was built to serve as the training camp for the 79th Infantry Division (National Army) which occupied the camp from August 1917 – July 1918 when it transferred overseas. After the 79th Division left, the camp was expanded to include [Benjamin] Franklin Cantonment. In December 1918 it was designated as a demobilization center. After the war the camp was retained as a permanent reservation. It was briefly known as Fort Leonard Wood in 1928, but became what is still known as Fort George C. Meade in 1929.

Postcards

  • Camp Meade 1919

Soldiers of Camp Meade

Click the photo below to read more about a soldier stationed at Camp Meade:

Further Reading & Resources

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

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