28 July 1918 Sunday at Camp Stuart



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Many thanks to Coralee for providing me with artifacts throughout the years and especially for the stack of WWI-era letters that were delivered to me on 31 May 2019. They have provided countless hours of family history entertainment.

– Denise

Sunday at Camp Stuart might not have been very exciting. There was probably a great deal of tension in the air as these boys waited to be deployed across the ocean.

28 July 1918.


Some of the fellows went out to church but they put a veto on our leaving after this as we were issued helmets – wrap leggings – 2 collar ornaments and O.D. blouses. Also 2 pr of wool socks and heavy leather gloves.

An examp. of how we were to lay out our equipment for overseas inspection was demonstrated on a bed by the orderly barracks.

Floyd included diagrams in his journal of how to lay out his equipment.

WWI Equipment Inspection.


Final Inspections


Floyd Boyce Phillips, “Journal” (Army, 1918-1919).” privately held by Denise Krueger, Rochester, MN, 2019.

The Phillips Family

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