Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio page 2 updated April 7, 2012

Pictures of Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio with pictures of Camp Sherman buildings and many  pictures showing  soldiers at work, etc.

Ultimately, Camp Sherman became the third largest camp in the nation during the war. The camp was named after famous Ohioan and Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman.  

The construction contract was awarded to A. Bentley & Sons of Toledo, Ohio. Approximately 2,000 acres of land were purchased for $20 an acre.  Construction began on June 28, 1917, and the camp was commissioned on August 27, 1917, by Major General E. F. Glenn. The camp was nearly 95% complete in September and could house 40,000 men and 10,000 horses and mules in 2,000 nearby buildings. Before World War I ended, a total of 124,502 soldiers passed through Camp Sherman. The addition of Camp Sherman nearly quadrupled the size of Chillicothe.

In 1918, the influenza epidemic arrived at Camp Sherman. Thousands of soldiers contracted Spanish influenza in the late summer and early fall, and nearly twelve hundred died from the illness.

Camp Sherman 336 inf

Camp Sherman 336 infantry

Picture courtesy of Chuck Myers.  Chuck's dad is in this picture.

 

Camp Sherman wide view

Camp Sherman a wide view Picture provided by Steve Staten

 

Camp Sherman another wide view

Camp Sherman a wide view Picture provided by Steve Staten

 

Camp Sherman Power House

Camp Sherman Power House

 

Camp Sherman 2

Camp Sherman

 

Camp Sherman Bird's eye view

Bird's Eye View of Camp Sherman

 

Camp Sherman a partial view

Camp Sherman a partial view

 

Camp Sherman Barracks

Camp Sherman Barracks

 

Camp Sherman Bakery

Camp Sherman Bakery

 

Camp Sherman main post exchange

Camp Sherman Main Post Exchange with what is now Rt. 104 in front

 

Camp Sherman 1

Camp Sherman 332 infantry

 

Camp Sherman finished trench

Camp Sherman soldiers after they finished digging trench

 

Camp Sherman Showers and bunk house

Camp Sherman Showers, Bunk Houses and Officers Quarters

 

Rookies on a 2 mile long street at Camp Sherman

Rookies on a 2 mile long street

 

Camp Sherman Base Hospital

Base Hospital

 

Camp Sherman base hospital section

Camp Sherman base hospital section

 

A row of wards, Camp Shermon Hospital

a row of Wards, Camp Sherman Hospital

 

Emergency Hospital, Camp Sherman

Emergency Hospital at Camp Sherman

 

Camp Sherman showing Planes

 

The United States declared war on Germany in April 1917. Largely through the efforts of Chillicothe attorney John Poland, the War Department selected Chillicothe as the site of an army training camp for inductees from Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania. Construction began at Camp Sherman, named for Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman, in June 1917. When the first recruits arrived in September, more than fourteen thousand workers had erected two thousand buildings on the 1,700-acre site. The rapid influx of soldiers increased Chillicothe's population from 16,000 to 60,000.

Located in park along side of Rt. 104 just a little north of Rt. 35 overpass.

 

New Recruits at Camp Sherman

New Recruits at Camp Sherman

 

Camp Sherman Ice Plant

Ice Plant

 

YMCA building, Camp Shermon about 7 p.m.

YMCA building, Camp Sherman about 7 p.m.

 

YMCA Auditorium at Camp Sherman

YMCA Auditorium at Camp Sherman

 

Farm at Camp Sherman

Farm at Camp Sherman

 

Knights of Columbus Auditorium and Post Office at Camp Sherman

Knights of Columbus Auditorium and Post Office at Camp Sherman located across the street from the Post Office

 

 

Camp Sherman row of officers quarters

A row of Officers' Quarters

 

Camp Sherman soldiers

Soldiers at Camp Sherman

 

Camp Sherman Cantomment

 

Camp Sherman getting ready for action

Camp Sherman soldiers getting ready for action

 

Camp Sherman Troops at Mess Hall

Troops lining up at the Mess Hall

 

Hauling Material to the trenches at Camp Sherman

Hauling material to the trenches

 

Camp Sherman a dry crowd

A dry Crowd

 

Cam Sherman horse feeding station  

 

Camp Sherman Soldiers in front of W

1918 Soldiers in front of Warner House

 

Camp Sherman Boys at Mess

Camp Sherman boys at Mess

 

 Camp Sherman men at tent

 

Camp Sherman men standing by a tent

Camp Sherman Men outside YMCA

Camp Sherman Y. M. C. A. Building one of nine
Camp Sherman on a hike

Camp Sherman on a Hike

 

Camp Sherman Soldiers digging trenc

Digging trenches 

 

Camp Sherman Soldiers ready for morning drill

Camp Sherman soldiers ready for morning drill

 

 

Camp Sherman Gun Inspection

Camp Sherman Gun Inspection

 

Camp Sherman Soldiers in Review

Soldiers in review with visitors watching at Camp Sherman

 

 

Camp Sherman 883 division Football

83rd Division Football Team

 

Camp Sherman All Americans

Camp Sherman All Americans

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For information about Camp Sherman museum project click here: Camp Sherman Museum

 

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