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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.

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.

Front Cover, Camp Devens: Described and Photographed with Inset Photo Showing the Main Gate to the Camp.

Camp Devens Described and Photographed

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.

Front Cover, "The Pick" 3rd Officers Training Camp at Camp Devens, Ayer, Massachusetts 1918.

Camp Devens Third Officers Traiing Camp

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.

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Key to Occupied Areas Shown in Map

Area
76th Div
12th Div
A
301st Infantry
36th Infantry
B
302nd Infantry
76rd Infantry
C
303rd Infantry
74th Infantry
D
304t Infantry
42nd Infantry
E
301st Engineers
212th Engineers
F
301st Machine Gun Battalion
56th Machine Gun Battalion
G
301st Field Artillery
N/A
H
302nd Field Artillery
N/A
I
303rd Field Artillery
N/A
K
317th Field Signal Battalion
212th Field Signal Battalion
L
317th Telegraph Battalion
N/A
M
76th Headquarters Tn - Military Police
12th Headquarters Tn - Military Police
N
301st Sanitary Train
12th Sanitary Train
O
301st Ammunition Train
N/A

 

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