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Camp Lee During World War I

The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia

This is the cover of The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling life in Camp Lee, a large army camp near Petersburg with about 50,000 troops during World War I. The author and photographer was Roger Batchelder, Harvard class of 1918, who was then a candidate in officer training school at the camp. The cover is illustrated with a view of the camp at upper left, and a German helmet being pierced by a dagger at lower right.

Citation:Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer and author

Created: 1918

Medium: Illustrated book cover

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

Looking toward Base Hospital

A photograph taken from atop a water tank shows a number of buildings—including a hospital, an auditorium, and a theater—that were part of Camp Lee, a large U.S. Army base near Petersburg that housed about 50,000 soldiers during World War I. This image was published in The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling camp life that was created by Roger Batchelder, who was at officer training school there.

Citation:Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer

Created: 1918

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

Nurses at Base Hospital / Non-Commissioned Officers of Base Hospital Hospital

Two group portraits show the nurses and the non-commissioned officers who worked at the base hospital at Camp Lee, a large U.S. Army base near Petersburg that housed about 50,000 soldiers during World War I. This image was published in The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling camp life that was created by Roger Batchelder, who was at officer training school there.

Citation:Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer

Created: 1918

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

The Cooks' and Bakers' School

Soldiers learn how to cook and bake in a mess hall at Camp Lee, a large U.S. Army camp near Petersburg with about 50,000 troops during World War I. This image was published in The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling camp life that was created by Roger Batchelder, who was at officer training school there.

Citation: Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer

Created: 1918

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

The Liberty Theatre

Soldiers line up to enter Liberty Theatre at Camp Lee, a large U.S. Army camp near Petersburg with about 50,000 troops during World War I. This image was published in The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling camp life that was created by Roger Batchelder, who was at officer training school there.

Citation: Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer

Created: 1918

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

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  • The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia

    This is the cover of The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling life in Camp Lee, a large army camp near Petersburg with about 50,000 troops during World War I. The author and photographer was Roger Batchelder, Harvard class of 1918, who was then a candidate in officer training school at the camp. The cover is illustrated with a view of the camp at upper left, and a German helmet being pierced by a dagger at lower right.

    Citation:Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer and author

    Created: 1918

    Medium: Illustrated book cover

    Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

  • Looking toward Base Hospital

    A photograph taken from atop a water tank shows a number of buildings—including a hospital, an auditorium, and a theater—that were part of Camp Lee, a large U.S. Army base near Petersburg that housed about 50,000 soldiers during World War I. This image was published in The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling camp life that was created by Roger Batchelder, who was at officer training school there.

    Citation:Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer

    Created: 1918

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

  • Nurses at Base Hospital / Non-Commissioned Officers of Base Hospital Hospital

    Two group portraits show the nurses and the non-commissioned officers who worked at the base hospital at Camp Lee, a large U.S. Army base near Petersburg that housed about 50,000 soldiers during World War I. This image was published in The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling camp life that was created by Roger Batchelder, who was at officer training school there.

    Citation:Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer

    Created: 1918

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

  • The Cooks' and Bakers' School

    Soldiers learn how to cook and bake in a mess hall at Camp Lee, a large U.S. Army camp near Petersburg with about 50,000 troops during World War I. This image was published in The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling camp life that was created by Roger Batchelder, who was at officer training school there.

    Citation: Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer

    Created: 1918

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia

  • The Liberty Theatre

    Soldiers line up to enter Liberty Theatre at Camp Lee, a large U.S. Army camp near Petersburg with about 50,000 troops during World War I. This image was published in The Bayonet Remembrance Book of Camp Lee Virginia (1918), a small book of photographs chronicling camp life that was created by Roger Batchelder, who was at officer training school there.

    Citation: Camp Lee. U294.5 .L35 B25 1918. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

    Original Author: Roger Batchelder, photographer

    Created: 1918

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Virginia