Camp Black

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Camp Black (1898-1898) - A Spanish American War Muster Camp established in 1898 near Garden City, Nassau County, New York. Named Camp Black after Frank S. Black, New York Governor (1897-1898). Abandoned in 1898.

History of Camp Black

Established on 29 Apr 1898 by its first commander, Charles F. Roe (Cullum 2268) as one of two mustering‑in camps for the New York volunteers along with Camp Townsend in Peekskill. Located on the Hempstead plain on Long Island in Nassau County, New York. The site would later become the site of Camp Mills in WWI and later the site of Mitchell Field. Once mustered in and outfitted the units would usually move on to the Corps level training camps like Camp George H. Thomas.

Units Mustered at Camp Black

Camp Black closed on 28 Sep 1898.


Camp Black Partial Commanders List (edit list)
Assumed Relieved Rank Name Cullum Notes
1898-04-27 1898-05-25  Brig.‑Gen. Roe, Charles Francis 2268
1898-05-25 1898-07-02   Brig.‑Gen. Pennington, Alexander Cummings McWhorten 1864
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The Cullum Number is the graduation order from the United States Military Academy by year and class rank and links to a page for the officer on the website version of the Cullum Register. Listings without a Cullum Number indicate that the person was not a graduate of the United States Military Academy.

Current Status

No remains, Garden City, Nassau County, New York. Described as bounded on the north by Old Country Road, on the west by Clinton Road, and on the south by the Central Line rail.


Location: Garden City, Nassau County, New York. Map point is approximate. Described as bounded on the north by Old Country Road, on the west by Clinton Road, and on the south by the Central Line rail.

Maps & Images

Lat: 40.7377 Long: -73.6128

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