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September 26, 2011

305,000 Are Called In May Draft, Cody To Get Men From Three States

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 6:55 pm

Washington, D. C. – A call has been issued for 305,000 men, including those for the special classes, in the May draft, entrainment for the designated camps to begin May 25. The apportionment of the call includes:

Arizona, 1784 to Camp Cody, New Mexico
Colorado, 2079 to Camp Cody, New Mexico
New Mexico, 985 to Camp Cody, New Mexico
Texas, 2200 to Camp Cody, New Mexico

– El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, May 4, 1918

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September 17, 2011

10,000 Camp Cody Soldiers Released From Quarantine

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 6:47 pm

“There are about 10,000 soldiers in Camp Cody now and they were released from quarantine last week,” said J. A. Mahoney, merchant and banker of Deming, New Mexico. “No one knows what plans the government will adopt as to the cantonments. Of the troops in Camp Cody now, about 7,000 of them are of the new draft for the 97th division. Some of the last who arrived about the time the news of the signing of the armistice came have been sent back.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, November 19, 1918

Camp Cody Soldiers Near YMCA Building

September 10, 2011

2000 Men Left In Camp Cody; 50 Going Daily

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:35 pm

The demonstration at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, which has been going on for two weeks, has reduced the number of troops there on Friday to 2000 according to information from Deming. The only units now remaining are the hospital corps, military police and the quartermaster department, all of which are necessary as long as convalescents remain.

The number of men to be released in the future will be released in the future will be 50 each day, instead of 500, thereby allowing the railroad company to meet the movement without the adding of extra cars to the regular trains. Most of the buildings that were erected at the camp have been razed. – El Paso Herald Newspaper  – Friday, December 20, 1918

September 3, 2011

500 Cases of Measles at Camp Cody, Alderman Jolly Says

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:26 pm

Approximately 500 cases of measles, all of a very mild form, were under treatment at Camp Cody, Deming, and about 12,000 men under a camp quarantine, according to information furnished alderman W. G. Jolly, of El Paso, just returned from a business trip to the camp city. At one time, 18,000 men were under the quarantine, said Mr. Jolly. – El Paso Herald Newspaper –  Monday, Dec. 3, 1917

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