Pine Camp (1908)
With the success of the summer maneuvers at Camp Hughes, a permanent training area formally known as Pine Camp was founded. Legislation was passed in 1909, which established the "Pine Camp Military Reservation." Land acquisition and temporary building construction began in 1910. Pine Camp was essentially a temporary, seasonal tent encampment established every summer north of the Black River. In 1935, Pine Camp hosted the largest peacetime maneuvers held to that date. At that time, 36,000 Regular and National Guardsmen from the First U.S. Army conducted division-sized field maneuvers. As the U.S. Army began serious preparations for World War II, great improvements were made in these field maneuvers.
[Photo captions, from top to bottom, read]
• 10th Cavalry Passing Through Carthage, The Gateway to Pine Camp, N. Y.
• French [?] firing on enemy position
• Artillery battery making camp at Pine Camp
• Cavalry horses at mess
• Retreat Pine Camp
Erected by the 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum.
Location. 44° 2.293′ N, 75° 47.884′ W. Marker is in Fort Drum, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Mt. Belvidere Boulevard south of Enduring Freedom Drive, on the right
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Hughes (1907) (here, next to this marker); Pine Camp Cantonment (1941) (here, next to this marker); Camp Drum (1951) (here, next to this marker); Fort Drum (1974) (here, next to this marker); 10th Mountain Division (1985) (here, next to this marker); 10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Drum - North Country Memorial Flag Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Settlers of Watertown (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Drum.
Regarding Pine Camp (1908). Access is restricted due to the marker being on an active military installation; visitors should expect to provide proper ID and automobile registration/insurance paperwork for post entry.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Drum History. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Drum Through The Years. (Submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.