Camp Devens Cantonment of the United States Army
Map of Camp Devens, Massachusetts Showing Areas Occuipied by Organizations of the 76th Division and 12th Division. GGA Image ID # 139b8bf20a
New England didn't pay a great deal of attention to Camp Devens at first. Afterwards the camp became the hub of our own particular little universe. Scarce a family in the six New England States that didn't have some relative or friend at Devens. It would be difficult to find a person in these Northeastern States who was not in some way interested in it.
We flocked to the camp in person on Sundays and holidays, by the thousands and hundreds of thousands. We looked longingly for letters from Devens. Every time the telephone rang there was the possibility that it might be Devens on the line, and every telegraph boy might bear a message from this city which grew up almost over night.
Camp Devens, Massachusetts, was named in honor of Brigadier General Charles Devens, served as a training camp for 76th Division (National Army), which occupied the cantonment, August 1917 to July 1918. Numerous photographs and descriptions of camp activities, buildings, and soldiers.
Command Training Officers, Roster of Cadets, Unit History, and Statistics for each training group of the Third Officers Training Camp at Camp Devens. Units included First Battery FA, First Infantry Company, Second Infantry Company, Third Infantry Company, and Fourth Infantry Company. Training was commenced and completed during 1918.
Key to Occupied Areas Shown in Map