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Camp Albert L. Mills (N.Y.)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1917-1920

A U.S. Army World War I Training and Embarkation Camp first established in 1917 near Garden City, Nassau County, New York.

Camp Mills began to be used as an embarkation camp in early 1918 and the transit area was filled and refilled many times. When the orders to embark came, troops moved to the East River piers 20 miles away by the long Island Railroad and were loaded onto ferries for transport to the Hoboken piers where the troop ships waited.

At the end of the war the camp became a disembarkment center until it was abandoned as an active Army post 3 Apr 1920. The east side of the post became a part of Mitchel Field in 1938.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Clyde Cory Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3869
Scope and Contents Letters written by Clyde Vern Cory to his wife, Molly, and his family while he was serving in World War I, November 21,1917- April 21, 1919. The letters reveal that he did not face combat, but was part of a military band that played often for newly recruited soldiers and nurses in hospitals and town squares. However, it is not clear what instrument Clyde played. Clyde spent the majority of his time enlisted training in Camp Custer, Battle Creek, MI, and Camp Mills, Long Island, NY. He served...