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Camp Albert L. Mills (N.Y.)



  • 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

Identifier: RH-A-3869

This collection contains letters of correspondence from Clyde Cory to his family and wife while serving in World War I from February 1917 to July 1919.

Dates: 1917-1919