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Commandant's records, World War I training camps Edit

Summary

Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1917 – 1918 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3 items (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    Three notebooks, including "Record of Drills", "Inspection Book", and "VMI T. C. Delinquencies".

  • Biographical / Historical

    VMI sponsored military training camps (two in 1917 and one in 1918) to help prepare men before they went into the service. The attendees were not VMI cadets. An officer of the Institute, Captain Henley P. Boykin (Class of 1912) was detailed as the camp's commandant, and VMI cadet First Classmen were assigned to duty as instructors. Subsequently, an officer of the Canadian Expediat5ionary FOrces provided instruction in bombing, bayonet fighting and trench warfare.

  • Preferred Citation

    Record Group 10. Subject File, World War I Training Camps. Virginia Military Institute Archives.

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