Camp Alexander
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N 37° 00.536 W 076° 26.268
18S E 372081 N 4096829
Quick Description: Camp Alexander quartered Black stevedore regiments and labor battalions in WWI.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2009 2:45:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM6F2Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
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Long Description:
Camp Alexander was created from a portion of Camp Hill between Warwick and Jefferson Avenues on Aug. 15, 1918. Part of the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, it quartered Black stevedore regiments and labor battalions. Named for 2nd Lt. John Hawks Alexander, U.S. Army. Graduating in 1887, he was the second Black graduate of West Point. He served with the 9th Cavalry on the frontier, then as Prof. of Military Science at Wilberforce University.
Marker Number: None

Marker Title: Camp Alexander

Marker Location: Jefferson Avenue and Hilton Rd.

County or Independent City: Newport News

Marker Program Sponsor: Corporation of Newport News

Web Site: Not listed

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