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Fort Drum in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Drum (1951)

 
 
Camp Drum (1951) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
1. Camp Drum (1951) Marker
Inscription.

In 1951, Pine Camp was re-named Camp Drum in honor of Lieutenant General Hugh A. Drum (1879-1951). A New York native, General Drum was the Chief of Staff of the First U.S. Army (American Expeditionary Forces) during World War I. During World War II, he was Commander of the US. Army-Department of Hawaii, the First Army, and later the Northeast Defense Command.

Throughout this period, Camp Drum was still considered a temporary training facility for the US Army, and soldiers continued to be quartered during summer drills in World War II temporary barracks. Camp Drum was predominantly used to train U.S. Army units intermittently deployed to Camp Drum to perform various training exercises.

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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 when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Visitors Park Information Center, Fort Drum NY 13602, United States of America.
 
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

Camp Drum (1951) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2017
2. Camp Drum (1951) Marker
to this marker); Pine Camp (1908) (here, next to this marker); Pine Camp Cantonment (1941) (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 Camp Drum (1951). 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.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Visitors Park Information Center Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Visitors Park Information Center Sign
 
 
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 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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