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January 26, 2013

Last of 3,000 Iowa Draft Men Reach Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:38 pm

Contingent of Five Hundred Recruits Makes Trip in Record Time From Des Moines.

Five hundred draft men, the last of three thousand sent to Camp Cody from Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa, arrived in Deming last night and were immediately transferred to the Fifty-Ninth depot brigade for the usual period of isolation to prevent the spread of any contagious diseases.

The contingent made record time, according to a statement made here today by J. J. Sullivan, representative of the American Railway association, notwithstanding the fact that the route was a  circuitous one by way of North Texas.

The draft men were in charge of First Lieut. A. P. Nachtivey and Second Lieuts. T. H. Hatten, F. C. Mulldownsey and A. C. Mulligan, of the officers’ reserve corps. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 5, 1917

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