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
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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Geographic Locations

Westchester County