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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Camp Logan
 
Camp Logan Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, November 30, 2008
1. Camp Logan Marker
 
Inscription. Soon after the United States' entrance into World War I in 1917, the U.S. Army established 34 training camps to prepare troops for warfare. Named for General John A. Logan, Mexican War and Civil War veteran and senator from Illinois, Camp Logan was established on this site on July 18, 1917. Encompassing 7,600 acres of land, it consisted of a main camp, auxiliary remount depot, rifle range, artillery range, and drill grounds.

During construction, members of the 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry (Black troops commanded by White officers) were assigned to the camp as guards and stationed about a mile to the east. The Black soldiers' August 23, 1917, armed revolt in response to Houston's Jim Crow laws and police harassment resulted in the camp's most publicized incident, "The Houston Mutiny and Riot of 1917."

Troops receiving training at Camp Logan included the 33rd Division, composed of the Illinois National Guard, part of the 93rd Division, and other Regular Army units. Following training, they went on to serve in battle in France in 1918.

Camp Logan closed on March 20, 1919. Part of the land later became Memorial Park, named in tribute to the soldiers who fought in Europe.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location.
 
Camp Logan Marker, reverse Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, November 30, 2008
2. Camp Logan Marker, reverse
"Sponsored by: R. Cullen Riley, R. Brent Riley."
 
29° 46.206′ N, 95° 25.637′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Arnot Street and Haskell Street on Arnot Street. Click for map. Marker is on the northeast edge of Memorial Park, south of I-10 and off Arnott, three blocks west of Westcott Street. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club (approx. 2 miles away); Twentieth Century Development of Freedman's Town (approx. 2.8 miles away); Augustus Chapman Allen (approx. 3 miles away); John Kirby Allen (1810-1838) (approx. 3 miles away); Amos B. Edson (approx. 3 miles away); League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 60 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Origins of Freedman's Town (approx. 3.2 miles away); The Waldo Mansion (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .  Houston Riot (1917). (Submitted on December 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. "Buffalo Soldiers"
 
Camp Logan Marker in Memorial Park, Houston, Texas Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, November 30, 2008
3. Camp Logan Marker in Memorial Park, Houston, Texas
 
 
Capt. Paul J. Matthews explaining Camp Logan exhibit, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, December 2, 2008
4. Capt. Paul J. Matthews explaining Camp Logan exhibit, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
1834 Southmore Street, Houston, TX <www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com>
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,087 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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