Camp Pike Photographs - National Army Cantonment, Arkansas - 1918
Scenes of... Camp Pike National Army Cantonment, Little Rock, Arkansas Undated, circa 1918.
Contains 18 Pages of Photographs of the World War One Training Camp. "Scrapbook style souvenir booklet"
Photo 01: Entrance to Camp Pike
Photo 02: Division Headquarters
Photo 03: Barracks at South Avenue Entrance
Photo 04: Barracks at North Avenue Entrance
Photo 05: Quartermaster's Warehouses
Photo 06: Base Hospital (on right) View Surgical Ward
Photo 07: The Receiving Area
Photo 08: Inspection of Recruits
Photo 09: Collage - top left: Dental Infirmary and Pool Room. top right: Remount station. center: Hostess House Y.W.C.A. bottom left: Depot Brigade. bottom right: Army Y.M.C.A Brigade Building.
Photo 10: Collage - top left: Setting Up Exercises. top right: Recruits Registering. center: Infantry on the Hike. bottom left: Filling Sleeping Sacks. bottom right: Cleanup After Mess.
Photo 11: Soldiers Passing in Review
Photo 12: Soldiers Passing in Review
Photo 13 Y.M.C.A. Auditorium
Photo 14: Knights of Columbus Hall
Photo 15: The Officers' Club
Photo 16: Liberty Theatre
Photo 17: Camp Library
Photo 18: Regimental Exchange
Photo 19: Camp Bakery with inset showing Bakery Ovens
Photo 20: Major General Samuel D. Sturgis, Commanding 87th Division, National Army
All photographs on this page were part of a souvenir photo album called Scenes of... Camp Pike, National Army Cantonment, Little Rock, Arkansas
The 87th Division was made up of National Army drafts from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. It was organized at Camp Pike, Arkansas. The overseas movement began August 23, and the last units arrived in France September 13, 1918.
Upon arrival in France, the division was turned over to the Service of Supply and ordered to Pons (CharenteInferieure), where it was broken up and units placed in the intermediate section.
The commanding general of this division was Major General Samuel D. Sturgis. The division is popularly known as the "Acorn Division," and the shoulder insignia is a brown acorn on a green circle.
The 87th Division was composed of the following organizations:
173rd Infantry Brigade—345th and 346th Regiments. 174th Infantry Brigade—347th and 348th Regiments. 334th, 335th and 336th Machine Gun Battalions. 162nd Field Artillery Brigade—334th, 335th and 346th Field
Regiments. 312th Trench Mortar Battery. 312th Engineer Regiment and Train. 312th Field Signal Battalion. path Ammunition Train. 312th Supply Train.
312th Train Headquarters and Military Police. 312th Sanitary Train—345th, 346th, 347th and 348th Ambulance Companies and Field Hospitals.
Archives Inventory Ref Nbr: AW1B 412645210