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Camp Shelby in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Shelby

 
 
Camp Shelby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 19, 2008
1. Camp Shelby Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
Following activation for service in both WWI and WWII, Ky. Guard units, as part of the 38th Inf. Div. were sent to Camp Shelby for training in preparation for war. Ky. National Guard units trained at Camp Shelby during WWI and WWII: 75th Brig.; 149th Inf. Reg.; 63rd Fld. Arty. Brig.; 1st and 2nd Battalion, 138th Fld. Arty.
Presented by Ky. Dept. of Military Affairs


Side 2
Camp Shelby was established on July 18, 1917, to serve as training camp for the 38th Div. (NG). Camp named in honor of Issac Shelby, Ky.'s first governor. Shelby, of Va. militia, was distinguished military leader during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. He personally commanded troops at the Battle of the Thames in 1813 while gov. of Ky.
Presented by Ky. Dept. of Military Affairs

 
Erected 2003 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2127.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 31° 11.88′ N, 89° 13.404′ W. Marker is in Camp Shelby, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker can
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Lawn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 19, 2008
2. Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Lawn
be reached from the intersection of West Forrest Avenue and Forrest Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the grounds of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dixie School Log Cabin (approx. 5.1 miles away); William Carey College (approx. 8.6 miles away); Forrest County Agricultural High School (approx. 9.2 miles away); William Harris Hardy (approx. 9.6 miles away); Hattiesburg (approx. 9.7 miles away); Old Federal Building (approx. 9.7 miles away); a different marker also named William Harris Hardy (approx. 9.7 miles away); Forrest County Confederate Monument (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Armed Forces Museum. (Submitted on February 4, 2014.)
 
Categories. War of 1812War, US RevolutionaryWar, World IWar, World II
 
Belgium-World War II-Luxemburg 16 Dec 1944- through 25 Jan 1945 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 19, 2008
3. Belgium-World War II-Luxemburg 16 Dec 1944- through 25 Jan 1945
The brave and gallant men and women of the U.S. Army who took part in the battle of the Bulge consecrate this monument to their fallen comrades whose chivalry, courage, heroism and sacrifice shall never be forgotten
Camp Shelby Armed Forces Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 19, 2008
4. Camp Shelby Armed Forces Museum
Exhibit inside the Armed Forces Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 19, 2008
5. Exhibit inside the Armed Forces Museum
Exhibit inside the Armed Forces Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 19, 2008
6. Exhibit inside the Armed Forces Museum
Exhibit inside the Armed Forces Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 19, 2008
7. Exhibit inside the Armed Forces Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 11, 2016.
 
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