WW1 USA photo postcard Camp Lee VA 319th Infantry regiment c. 1917

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WW1 RPPC of group of infantrymen from 319th regiment, standing in a field at Camp Lee Virginia, some with picks others with shovels.

The 319th Infantry regiment was in the 160th Infantry Brigade, part of the 80th Division. The 319th Infantry included men from the Allegheny County and Erie areas, and a few from eastern Ohio.

Labeled “CO E 319th Inf. Hard Workers  Camp Lee 850

AZO photographic paper dates it 1910-1930.

Couple smudges on back.


319th Infantry

  • Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 319th Infantry and assigned to the 80th Division
  • Organized 27 August 1917 at Camp Lee, Virginia
  • Demobilized June - July 1919 at Camp Upton, New York, and Camp Shelby, Mississippi

World War I participation: Somme Offensive; Meuse-Argonne; Lorraine 1918; Picardy 1918


Camp Lee was constructed in 1917 to train the 80th Infantry Division (National Army), which was comprised of selective service inductees predominantly from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. It was the second largest cantonment in the United States, with a capacity of over 60,000 soldiers.

The 80th “Blue Ridge” Division occupied the camp from August 1917 – May 1918, when they shipped to France. It was then used as a replacement training camp, and subsequently, as a demobilization center.