World War I training camps at VMI, 1917 - 1918
Three notebooks, including "Record of Drills", "Inspection Book", and "VMI T. C. Delinquencies".
- 1917 - 1918
- Boykin, Henley P. (Person)
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.