Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

September 29, 2012

Fifth Nebraska Going to Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:15 pm

En route to Camp Cody at Deming, New Mexico, the second section of the Fifth Nebraska infantry arrived in El Paso Monday morning shortly after 11 o’clock. Headed by the band, many men from the companies of the section marched up San Francisco street from the union station, circled San Jacinto plaza and returned to the special which left shortly after noon.

The khaki clad boys from Nebraska sent scores of souvenir postal cards to the “folks back home.” They also made many purchases during their brief stay.

Colonel Is Court Reporter.

The second section of the Fifth is commanded by Col. H. J. Paul of St. Paul, Neb. Col. Paul is a court reporter and the city is named in honor of his father. The soldiers entrained Friday at Lincoln for Deming and those on the second section consisted of the band, company A, headquarters company and the supply company. The train consists of 38 cars on which is loaded all the wagons of the regiment and other equipment.

Among the men of the second section was F. Edgar McGee, of Lincoln, a newspaper writer on the Lincoln Star.

First Section Is Due

The first section, which has been passed en route by the second, was due to arrive here on its way to Deming this afternoon. This section is commanded by Major R. L. Casson. It consists of B company from Nebraska City, D company from Auburn, machine gun company from Omaha and G company from Hastings.

The First Iowa infantry, Col. J. E. Bartley commanding, is also due at the big camp tonight.

Full Regiment Is 2500

Including the men who came through Sunday, and the men who will arrive later this afternoon, and the two sections which arrived at noon the full number of about 2,500 Nebraska infantry will be settled at Camp Cody. Major E. E. Sterricker was in charge of the second and Major R. L. Crosson in the charge of the last section. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, September 17, 1917

September 22, 2012

English Classes for 500 Soldiers Will Be Started At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:49 pm

Because 500 soldiers have been found at camp, who are unable to understand the English language sufficiently well to go through their training on the drill ground or camp schools, it will be necessary to through their training on the drill ground or camp schools, it will be necessary to start English classes in the Y.M.C.A. Buildings. Major H. M. Nelly, division adjutant, now has the recommendations of the statistical section under consideration.

The Y.M.C.A. has five teachers available for this work, and it will probably be necessary to supplement this force by the addition of at least five commissioned or non-commissioned officers. Classes will be held in each one of the Y.M.C.A. Buildings. Each section will be divided into three classes of thirty men. The classes will receive instructions for one hour, starting at 2 o’clock and ending at 5 o’clock in the afternoon. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 17, 1917

September 15, 2012

Engineer Reserve Men Join Division At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:07 pm

There have arrived here from Vancouver Barracks, Washington, 12 engineer reserve officers, who were all assigned to the 109th engineers in this division. They are Captains Walter N. Vance, John C. McMillan, C. E. Bressler and O. A. Piper; First Lieutenants. W. C. Ross, Clyde J. Claffin and F. E. Roy, and Second Lieutenants E. A. Arnold, C. O. Isakson, George V. McKeever, Eugene V. Riordan and Ray P. Emmerson. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, December 11, 1917

Fifth Nebraska Infantry on Road To Camp Cody

Three trains carrying the Fifth Nebraska Infantry are reported to be en route to Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, due to arrive there Thursday. They will join company C, from Beatrice, Nebraska, Captain Charles L. Brewster, and the sanitary detachment of the Fifth, headed my Major L. B. Studevant, which preceded them to camp. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, September 12, 1917

September 8, 2012

El Paso To Deming Motor Car Line Will Begin Operating Today

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:17 pm

The El Paso Deming motor line will begin operation Monday morning when the first cars will leave at 7 o’clock from the Paso del Norte and Sheidon hotels. The cars will go to Deming by the way Las Cruces and Myndus.

Cars for El Paso will leave division headquarters at Camp Cody, Deming, at 1 pm. Daily, stopping at the leading hotels before leaving the city.

When traffic warrants other cars will be run from both places at convenient hours. Passage may be reserved at any hotel in El Paso and Deming. Extra cars to leave at any time may be had by applying at the Paso del Norte or Sheldon in this city, or the Dines hotel in Deming.

The fare, including the 8 per cent war tax, follows: From El Paso to Canutillo, 75 cents; Anthony, $1; Berine, $1.25; Mesquite, $1.50; Mesilla Park, $1.75; Las Cruces, $2; Myndus, $5; Deming, $7. The trip to Deming and back will cost $13. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, November 5, 1917

Jitney Drivers

September 1, 2012

Eight French Officers From the Front at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:30 pm

With five more French military officers reporting here, the 34th division now has eight of those instructors from the front. The new arrivals are Capt. J. Douyan. Lieut. M. Ramel, Adjt Luis Voutier and Sergt. V. Dumont. All are infantry officers except the last. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 16, 1917

French Officers Arrive at Camp Cody

Capt. J. Douyan, Lieut. M. Ramel, Adgt. Louis Hersent and Sergts. Louis Voutier and V. Dumont of the French army arrived here this morning from the east and were assigned to quarters in those sections in which they will act as instructors. These French officers are all infantrymen, with the exception of Sergeant Dumont, who will aid in instructing the men in the artillery section. All have seen hard active service on battle line in France. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 17, 1917

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