The camp was built in 85 days.
The U.S. Army's plans to build a training camp for soldiers to enter World War 1 was announced 95 years ago, Friday. One fourth of Camp Sherman, was located just north of Chillicothe along side of State Route 104, would eventually see over 200,000 men before it closed in 1920.
The 332nd Infantry Regiment, with attached 331st Field Hospital and other supply units of the home division, was sent to Italy during World War 1.
"The camp proper was built in 85 days; that included water, sewage, the whole nine yards, and the water lines and sewer lines are still in place," said Camp Sherman Incorporated President President John Doerres.
He says they plan to establish the Camp Sherman, Ohio Museum-Archive-Library Campus and are accepting Camp Sherman, Ohio Legacy League International memberships.
If you have memorabilia -civilian and military stories n’ STUFF and donations- contact Doerres at PO Box 1914, Chillicothe, OH 45601; (740) 772-MUSE; email email@example.com or visit www.campsherman.org .
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