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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

United States Army Tank Corps

 
 
United States Army Tank Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. United States Army Tank Corps Marker
Inscription. This spot marks the site of Camp Colt, the birthplace of the Tank Corps of the United States Army in the spring of 1918. Behind this marker stands a tree planted in soil from each of the 48 States and dedicated in honor of
The commanding Officer
Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower
who on January 2, 1953 was inaugurated the 34th President of the United States of America.

This living testiment is a tribute of the affection and high esteem of his 1918 Tank Corps comrades.

Dedicated August 23, 1954

World Wars Tank Corps Association
 
Erected 1954 by World Wars Tank Corps Association.
 
Location. 39° 48.892′ N, 77° 14.253′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 8th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Colt (about 600 feet away); "The Isolated and Advanced Position" of the 8th Ohio Infantry
United States Army Tank Corps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. United States Army Tank Corps Marker
(about 600 feet away); Skirmish Line of 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers (about 600 feet away); The Medal of Honor at Gettysburg (about 600 feet away); Pettigrew's Charge (about 600 feet away); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (about 600 feet away); 1st Delaware Infantry (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
The Memorial Tree image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. The Memorial Tree
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,136 times since then and 219 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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