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August 10, 2013

Second Iowa Now In Camp

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:54 pm

Three Trains Carrying the Regiment to Camp Cody, Make Stop in El Paso

Iowa’s second infantry regiment, Colonel Robert Bailey commanding from Des Moines and vicinity, made the second state contingent of size to reach Camp Cody, when three trains carrying that outfit detrained here Thursday night. Brigadier General H. T. Allen, of Cedar Rapids and staff, were at the station to welcome the commander.

There was only one company from the second here, A company, from Mason City, Captain John W. Garman, but troop A, Iowa cavalry, from Mareno. Captain Byron Goldthwaite and battery D, Iowa artillery, from Davenport. Captain Harry Ward, had been on police duty for the past two weeks. The regiment stopped in El Paso a short time Thursday afternoon.

Next expected is the third Minnesota infantry. Colonel Eva commanding, which left state Monday. Here it will take in company H from Olivia and company K, from St. Peter, of the second Minnesota, which have been orphan units for a couple of weeks. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, August 31, 1917

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