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Camp Wadsworth

 
 
Camp Wadsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ronald Miller, August 7, 2008
1. Camp Wadsworth Marker
Inscription.
This camp, named in honor of Brigadier General James Samuel Wadsworth, U.S.V. was approved June 1917 as a cantonment site. The 27th division trained here from September 1, 1917 to May 4, 1918; the 6th, from May 10, 1918 to June 23, 1918; the 96th, from October 20, 1918 to January 7, 1919.
 
Erected 1969 by National 27th Division Association. (Marker Number 42-5.)
 
Location. 34° 55.873′ N, 82° 0.653′ W. Marker is near Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on Willis Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. At the entrance to The Westside Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Willis Rd, Spartanburg SC 29301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Warren H. Abernathy Highway (approx. 1.2 miles away); 15th N.Y. Infantry / Harlem Hell Fighters (approx. 1.2 miles away); John B. White Sr., Blvd. (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nazareth Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nazareth Church Stone Marker (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nazareth Frame House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Berlin Wall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Harold Hatcher (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Spartanburg.
 
Regarding Camp Wadsworth.
Camp Wadsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian J. Scott, circa 2013
2. Camp Wadsworth Marker
The character next to the marker is local Spartanburg celebrity of sorts, Slobot About Town.
Camp Wadsworth was one of three training camps in South Carolina. The other two were Camp Sevier and Camp Jackson, the only one of the three still in operation.
 
Also see . . .
1. Camp Wadsworth Website. To learn more about Camp Wadsworth. (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Ronald Miller of Gray Court, South Carolina.) 

2. Map of Camp Wadsworth. To view the map of Camp Wadsworth drawn in 1918 and see how the camp was layed out. (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Ronald Miller of Gray Court, South Carolina.) 

3. General James S. Wadsworth. The camp was named after Union General James Wadsworth, who was killed at the Battle of the Wilderness in the Civil War. (Submitted on August 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. James S. Wadsworth. James Samuel Wadsworth (October 30, 1807 – May 8, 1864) was a philanthropist, politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War, killed in battle during the Overland Campaign of 1864. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. 27th U.S. Infantry Division. The 27th Infantry Division was a unit of the Army National Guard in World War I and World War II. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World I
 
Unit Insignia for 27th Infantry Division image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
3. Unit Insignia for 27th Infantry Division
Camp Wadsworth image. Click for full size.
February 21, 1918
4. Camp Wadsworth
Image of band on Camp Wadsworth parade grounds.
Gen. James S. Wadsworth, U.S.A.<br>(1807-1864) image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress Civil War Collection
5. Gen. James S. Wadsworth, U.S.A.
(1807-1864)
Camp Wadsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ronald Miller, August 7, 2008
6. Camp Wadsworth Marker
Marker at its original location across from the Dorman Centre.
Camp Wadsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ronald Miller, August 7, 2008
7. Camp Wadsworth Marker
Marker at its original location across from the Dorman Centre.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ronald Miller of Gray Court, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,224 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Brian J. Scott of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Ronald Miller of Gray Court, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Brian J. Scott of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by Ronald Miller of Gray Court, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on , by Ronald Miller of Gray Court, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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