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August 28, 2016

Camp Cody Enlisted Men Who Desire May Remain In Service

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:41 pm

Brig. General James R. Lindsay, commander of Camp Cody has been advised that all suitable enlisted men eligible for discharge who express a desire to remain in service permanently will be permitted to select the branch of service in which they desire to serve and will be assigned or attached in their present grades to the nearest appropriate unit of the eighth to 20th divisions, or to the nearest appropriate unit of the regular army in the United States not in said divisions, until such time as their reenlistment has been authorized by congress, provided that in case of men desiring to remain in the cavalry, their names shall be reported to the commanding general, southern department for assignment. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, December 13, 1918

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August 21, 2016

Camp Cody Engineers to Train Week On The River

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:18 am

Detachment of 109th Regiment Marching Over From Camp Cody

Advices received from the head quarters of the detached battalion of the 109th engineers, on the march from Camp Cody, Deming, to Camp Courchesne, just northwest of El Paso, on the Rio Grande, said that the detachment marched 12 miles Monday, 19 miles Tuesday, 14 miles on Wednesday,  Saturday night camp will be made at the Montoya bridge and Sunday morning the short march to Camp Courchesne will be made, and there the battalion will go into permanent camp for one week, after which the return march to Camp Cody will start.

Battalion is coming for engineer training on the river. The detachment consist of one company of the first and two companies of the second battalion and portions of the headquarters company and medical detachment, all of the 109th engineers, and most of the 109th engineer train of the 34th division. Lieut. Col. P. F. Walker, 109th engineers, is in command. The detachment consists of 575 officers and men. The train comprises 32 vehicles. The total number of horses and mules is 161. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, March 29, 1918

August 13, 2016

Eight Are Sentenced For Selling Liquor To Soldiers at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:33 pm

Eight bootleggers were sentenced today by federal judge Colin Neblett from to to 12 months, with a promise of even more severe sentences if convicted a second time. All eight were charged with smuggling intoxicants within the forbidden zone at Camp Cody. Judge Neblett was severe in denouncing those who it was shown, had sold “White Mule,” or denatured alcohol. “Any man who would sell such vile poison to one of Uncle Sam’s boys in khaki is a greater enemy to the nation than the German in the Belgian trenches,” he declared.

Judge Neblett instructed the United States attorney to gather the necessary evidence to bring to court the druggists who may have aided the bootleggers in procuring the liquor and said the court would not leave anything undone to stamp out bootlegging around encampments in New Mexico. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, January 26, 1918

August 7, 2016

Division Headquarters Building at Camp Cody Now Center of Activities

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:14 am

Division headquarters building at Camp Cody has commenced to assume the appearance of a center of all activities of camp as the result of road construction. Roadways now radiate from the building, as a common center,  to the four points of the compass. The roads are built of gravel. Stones have been piled in the parking space, to indicate the spaces in which cars can stand while awaiting persons within the building. Prisoners from division stockade, on fatigue duty, have been working for several days leveling the earth around the headquarters building, digging out bushes, etc. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, March 27, 1916

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