Camp Logan

Camp Logan (HM95R)

Location: Houston, TX 77007 Harris County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 46.206', W 95° 25.637'

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Soon after the United States' entrance into World War I in 1917, the U.S. Army established 34 training camps to prepare troops for warfare. Named for General John A. Logan, Mexican War and Civil War veteran and senator from Illinois, Camp Logan was established on this site on July 18, 1917. Encompassing 7,600 acres of land, it consisted of a main camp, auxiliary remount depot, rifle range, artillery range, and drill grounds.

During construction, members of the 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry (Black troops commanded by White officers) were assigned to the camp as guards and stationed about a mile to the east. The Black soldiers' August 23, 1917, armed revolt in response to Houston's Jim Crow laws and police harassment resulted in the camp's most publicized incident, "The Houston Mutiny and Riot of 1917."

Troops receiving training at Camp Logan included the 33rd Division, composed of the Illinois National Guard, part of the 93rd Division, and other Regular Army units. Following training, they went on to serve in battle in France in 1918.

Camp Logan closed on March 20, 1919. Part of the land later became Memorial Park, named in tribute to the soldiers who fought in Europe.
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HM NumberHM95R
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 6:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 265320 N 3295780
Decimal Degrees29.77010000, -95.42728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 46.206', W 95° 25.637'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 46' 12.36" N, 95° 25' 38.22" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6500-6598 Arnot St, Houston TX 77007, US
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