New York men at Camp Greenleaf

Below is a panoramic photograph of the 21st Company, 15th Bn. Detention Center at Camp Greenleaf in the Chickamauga Park, GA. It’s dated August 10th, 1918.

The photographer is North H. Losey, 460 Oak Street in Chattanooga, Tenn. Negative No. 670

“Fort Oglethorpe became the largest detention camp for the German prisoners of war and enemy aliens east of the Mississippi and housed over 3,400 prisoners.”

“The 1918 “Spanish” influenza arrived in March and fell many soldiers, citizens, and staff in this area. Eighty-eight prisoners died from the disease and were buried together at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Combined with the few POWs who died while held here during World War II, the Chattanooga National Cemetery is the only cemetery on American soil that holds both World War I and World War II German soldiers. Their area is marked by a monument placed there by the German government and is decorated each year in November during National Day of Remembrance celebrated by the German nation.”

Click the image below to zoom.

More photos from 1918

  • The Camp Greenleaf Band No. 1 ride a streetcar in October of 1918 on Market Street in front of Miller Bros. Department Store
  • In the Trenches – Snodgrass Hill, 3-24-18
  • Camp Greenleaf Band No. 1 in 1918
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