Camp Glenn

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In 1906, the North Carolina state legislature established Camp Glenn as the permanent summer training camp for the North Carolina National Guard. The camp’s chosen site, located three miles west of Morehead City, was ideally situated on a sandy stretch of firm, high, and well-drained land overlooking Bogue Sound. A large parade ground adjoined the camp, and it was level as a floor and could accommodate the entire North Carolina National Guard. Although it was first established as a target practice field, in later years, the camp became the first US Coast Guard air station and later a US Navy base. Camp Glenn was the mobilization site for National Guard troops sent to the Mexican border during the 1916 Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa led by Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing. Citizen soldiers who trained at Camp Glenn also fought in World Wars I and II protecting North Carolina’s coastline and battling for the United States in Europe.
ISBN: 9781467107181
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 189
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Susan Charboneau Holland retired from East Carolina University as a North Carolina reference librarian. She currently lives just a few miles from the site where Camp Glenn was once located. Research material for this book came from various North Carolina state agencies and generous donations from friends and Camp Glenn fans.
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