With America’s entry into World War I in April 1917, a massive mobilization of troops was initiated. Fort Devens in Ayer, Massachusetts was one of the training facilities used for this purpose. Religious support for the troops-in-training was provided, and Earl C. Davis spent five months at Camp Devens (November 1917 through March 1918) providing this service as a voluntary chaplain. In this writing he describes his time there, the character of the troops, and the making of an army from individual men.
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Earl Clement Davis, minister, World War I, Unitarianism, Chaplains
Davis, Earl Clement, "Five Months at Camp Devens" (1919). Manuscripts. 12.