Germans Interned at Camp Sherman

Germans Interned at Camp Sherman

This item appeared in The Camp Sherman News (The Eighty-third Division News) on July 10, 1918.  Camp Sherman was established in 1917 after the U.S. entered World War I and today serves as a training site for National Guard Soldiers.

American Military Camp Newspapers provides users with unparalleled access to unique sources covering the experiences of American soldiers during the mobilization period in 1916, in the trenches in 1918 and through the occupation of Germany in 1919.

Camp Soldiers Warned Against
Making Reprisals to Interned Men

Kaiser William’s crew from the interned Hamburg-American liner Kron Prinz Wilhelm and four of his seamen from the captured submarine U-58, have accepted positions with Uncle Sam in Camp Sherman.

They are paid $1.25 a day minus $1 for food and lodging and are quartered in the new electrically-guarded stockade, Section R, near the Scioto river.

Hundreds of Camp Sherman soldiers have visited the prison to see the Hun sailors, still garbed in their native maritime outfits.

Under the vigil of 25 United States soldiers from Fort McPherson, Georgia, the prisoners are taken daily to the big camp war garden or to the incinerator and disposal plants for a regulation army work day.

Each day’s work means 25 cents profit to them. This either is saved for them or given them in the form of canteen checks.

Our collection, America and World War I: American Military Camp Newspapers, addresses a topic and period that continues to be of the widest interest and importance to scholars, students, and the general public – America in the World War I Era. Camp newspapers make important original source material—much of it written by soldiers for soldiers—readily available for research.


Collection: America and World War I Part I. American Military Camp Newspapers
Publication: The Camp Sherman News (The Eighty-third Division News)
Date: July 10, 1918

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