America’s Largest WWI Embarkation Camp Was In New Jersey And It Has A Fascinating, Deadly History

New Jersey has a rich wartime history, from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Though we’re not currently at war, the Picatinny Arsenal continues important research and manufacturing efforts, should the time ever come. You’re probably already familiar with the Picatinny Arsenal, though you may not know about Camp Merritt, an integral part of WWI operations.

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Did you know about this little piece of New Jersey military history? There’s plenty more. Let me know if you’d be interested in future articles on the subject.

 

Address: Camp Merritt Memorial Cir, Cresskill, NJ, USA