Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Camp Hancock, Georgia: Training Base of the 28th Pennsylvania Keystone Division

As part of the massive construction program for the American Expeditionary Force, expected to eventually number over 4 million men, a massive construction program was undertaken to build training camps across America.  One of these was Camp Hancock near Augusta in eastern Georgia.  It was the assembly site for the 28th Division from the Pennsylvania National Guard and was subsequently a training base for machine gunners.  The base was demobilized in 1919.  Here are a number of photos of the base from Augusta, Georgia websites and the National Archives.   All of them can be enlarged by clicking on the image.

1 comment:

  1. I have a yard long photo of the camp with some names if you contact me I will send a photo