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Headquarters Company 5th Provisional Battalion E.M.P. Fort Harrison, Indiana, November, 1918

By Charles Bretzman


Fort Benjamin Harrison was established as a training center for the Indiana National Guard in June of 1904 in Lawrence Township, Marion County. During World War I Fort Benjamin Harrison became one of the largest training and mobilization sites in the country because of its proximity to major highways and railroads. This image taken around the end of the war shows a group stationed at the fort in front of one of the temporary wooden buildings that were constructed in 1917.The original nitrate negative was copied with funds provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in 1990. This digital image was created from that copy. The copy prints and negatives are stored in Microfiche Number order. Interpositives are stored in PAN number order

Topics: Group portraits; United States. Army; Military camps; Military personnel; Military uniforms; Military architecture
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1910
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