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Shenandoah County (Va) Boys Leaving Woodstock for Camp Humpries

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Title

Shenandoah County (Va) Boys Leaving Woodstock for Camp Humpries

Subject

World War (1914-1918)
Shenandoah County (Va)

Description

On July 26th, 1918 local photographer Hugh Morrison took this photograph of local men preparing to basic training at Camp Humphries, now Fort Belvoir, in Fairfax County Virginia.

It was taken on the steps of the Woodstock Depot. It was from here that most Shenandoah County men departed for service in the conflict after being sworn in at the historic courthouse two blocks away. After a national draft was instituted in 1917, these departures became commonplace. Several hundred men and women from the area would go off to war. Most would become part of the US Army and would receive basic training at Camp Humphries or Camp Lee. Scores would go overseas. Several would never return.

The names of the men in this photograph are unknown. If you can identify them, please let us know.

Creator

Hugh Morrison

Source

Shenandoah County Photograph Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

July 26, 1918

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Original Format

Photograph

Files

Camp Humpries.jpg

Citation

Hugh Morrison, “Shenandoah County (Va) Boys Leaving Woodstock for Camp Humpries,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 16, 2017, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11393.

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