Camp Greene Memorial, Charlotte
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
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
City of Charlotte
November 23, 1926
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"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
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Mount Airy granite
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.
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.
The monument is located at the corner of Wilkinson Blvd. and Monument Street, just off I-77, near where Camp Greene was located.
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.