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  • Monument Name

    Camp Greene Memorial, Charlotte

  • Type

    Column

  • Subjects

    World War I

  • City

    Charlotte

  • County

    Mecklenburg

  • Description

    The monument was erected to honor the men who trained for World War One at Camp Greene. The most striking feature is a tall fluted column with an elaborate carving at the top holding the earth. The column stands on a large granite plinth on a triple base with inscriptions naming all the units stationed at the camp. The south face also has the spinning wheel insignia of the Daughters of the American Revolution above the inscription. It is surrounded by a black wrought iron fence.

    Images: Far-off view | East face inscription | North face inscription | South face inscription | West face inscription

  • Inscription

    South facing side: ERECTED BY / MECKLENBURG CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF / AMERICAN REVOLUTION/ IN COMMEMORATION OF / CAMP GREENE / AND / IN HONOR OF THE / MEN / WHO WERE / TRAINED THERE / FOR SERVICE IN / WORLD WAR / CAMP GREENE / JULY 12, 1917-JUNE 30, 1919

    East facing side: 9 TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, / 50 TH INFANTRY, 3 RD BATTALION, / 90 TH INFANTRY, 2 ND BATTALION, / 122 ND INFANTRY, / 3 RD , 4 TH , 5 TH , 56 TH , 57 TH , 810 TH , 817 TH / PIONEER INFANTRIES. / 3 RD AND 4 TH MOTOR MECHANICS / REGIMENTS. / 306 TH , 307 TH , 308 TH , 309 TH , 310 TH , / 505 TH , 608 TH, 609TH, 613 TH , 614 TH , / 623 RD , 627 TH , 680 TH , / AERO SQUADONS. / 435 TH ENGINEERS / 51 ST DEPOT BRIGADE / 1 ST ARMY HEADQUARTERS / DETACHMENT, 117 TH ORDNANCE / DEPOT COMPANY. / 3 RD DIVISION

    Side facing north: 17 TH AND 41 ST BATTALIONS UNITED / STATES GUARDS. 1 ST AND 2 ND / SANITARY SQUADS. 60 TH AND 429 TH / AMBULANCE COMPANIES. / 30 TH EVACUATION HOSPITAL. / 54 TH , 92 ND , 122 ND , 123 RD , 147 TH BASE / HOSPITLAS. PROVISIONAL GUARD / UNIT. 318 TH 371 ST MACHINE / SHOP TRUCK UNITS. 47 TH AND / 330 TH MOTOR TRUCK COMPANIES. / 7 TH , 92 ND , 360 TH , 369 TH , BAKERY / COMPANIES. 306 TH AUXILIARY / REMOUNT DEPOT. 344 TH , 345 TH , / 346 TH , 347 TH , 348 TH COMPANIES / A AND D OF 349 TH COMPANY / A 350 TH AND 423 RD LABOR / BATTALIONS AND CAMP TROOPS. / 41 ST DIVISION

    Side facing west: AUGUST 1, 1917-SEPTEMBER 15, 1917 / COMMANDER MAJOR W.S. PRIVOTT 3 RD BATTILION, 2 ND N.C. INFANTRY, / CO. B, ENG, N.C.N.G. CHARLOTTE, N.C. / CAPT. C.E. BOSCH, CMDG. / CO. D, 1 ST INF. N.C.N.G. CHARLOTTE, N.C. / CAPT. J.A. PARKER, COMDG. / M.G. CO. 1 ST INF. N.C.N.G. CHARLOTTE, N.C. / CAPT. R.H. MORRISON, CMDG. / CO. I, 2 ND INF. N.C.N.G. EDENTON, N.C. / LIEUTENANT E.G. BELL, COMDG. / CO. K. 2 INF., N.C.N.G., WILSON, N.C. / CAPT. LOUIS GIDDINGS, COMDG. / CO. L. 2 ND INF. N.C.N.G. LUMBER BRIDGE, N.C. / LIEUT. L.M. CURRIE, COMDG., / CO. M. 2 ND INF., N.C.N.G., DUNN, N.C. / CAPT. J.L. HINES, COMDG. / LATER PART OF 30 TH DIVISION

  • Custodian

    City of Charlotte

  • Dedication Date

    November 23, 1926

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.224030 , -80.882490 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Bayonet Drill, Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C.", Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill Link

      "Picking them off, Greetings from Camp Greene" Mary Boyer Collection. J. Murrey Atkins Library University of North Carolina at Charlotte Link

      "Washing the dishes," from Mary Boyer Collection. J. Murrey Atkins Library University of North Carolina at Charlotte Link

      Murray, Alison. “Camp Greene: Charlotte’s World War I Army Camp,” North Carolina Miscellany, NC Collection, Wilson Library, (accessed March 30, 2016) Link

      Perzel, Edward S. “WWI: Boot Camp In Charlotte,” NCPedia.com, (accessed March 13, 3016) Link

      “The Doughboys And Camp Greene,” The Charlotte Mecklenburg Story, (accessed March 14, 2016) Link

      “Unveil Shaft On Site Of Camp Here,” Charlotte News (Charlotte, N.C.), November 16, 1926, 13

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Mount Airy granite

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Speakers included Major James A. Lockhart and Captain Claude Cochran. George Phifer Houston and William Calvin Petty Jr., each a nephew of an officer killed in France, were chosen to unveil the monument.

  • Subject Notes

    Camp Greene was named in honor of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene. It occupied 2,500 acres and had 2,000 buildings, including a 60-acre hospital facility and had more than a mile of horse stables. Camp Council in nearby Gastonia was used by troops at Camp Greene for artillery training.

  • Location

    The monument is located at the corner of Wilkinson Blvd. and Monument Street, just off I-77, near where Camp Greene was located.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands near the street corner in a public park in a large grassy area interspersed with trees next to a brick sign for Christ Presbyterian Church.

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