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Peekskill Training Camp Letter

During the First World War, it was soon realized that the United States Army needed to train and enlist more soldiers. At times, this meant preparing boys not yet of enlisting age for military service. As seen in this letter, one such facility was established in Peekskill, New York. Here, boys between the ages of sixteen and nineteen would spend the summer learning infantry skills from camping to shooting.
Identifier: NYSA_A0412-78_B08_F61_Peekskill_letter
Date: May 31 1917
Language: English
Repository: New York State Archives
Source: New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives and History. World War I veterans' service data and photographs, 1917-1938. Series A0412-78, Box 8, Folder 61.
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Alternate Identifier: DMS ID Number: 177361
Relation: Is format of: Digital representation of 8" x 11" document.

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