Camp Upton was built in 1917 as an induction and training facility for new soldiers who were to fight in World War I. The camp was named after Major General Emory Upton, a Union general in the Civil War.
Between World Wars I and II, the camp was used by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Many of the trees on the site were planted by these men. The camp was reopened in 1940, on the eve of World War II, serving its original purpose as a military training ground.
In 1947, the camp was replaced by Brookhaven National Laboratory, to conduct scientific research. The lab remains in operation to this day with funding from the Department of Energy.
are now working on collecting and creating an online
archive of letters, diaries, pictures and stories from members of the 77th
Division. Our hope is to create an online resource of primary material
to aid researchers. The information will be placed by Regiment and
Company with the Regimental histories listed below. If you have any information that you would be
willing to share, please
History of the Seventy Seventh
Memories of the 306th Machine Gun Battalion
Videos of the 77th Division during the Meuse - Argonne Offensive Sept., 26th - Nov.11th, 1918
Video # 1 - Members of the Lost Battalion marching eastward down the Charlevaux Ravine out of the 'Pocket' the morning of Oct. 18, 1918 - The Lost Battalion taking roll just prior to the official picture being snapped Oct. 8, 1918 - major Charles Whittlesey, 308th Inf. and Major J.F. McKinney, 307th Inf. talking after the rescue of the Lost Battalion by McKinney's men - General Alexander 77th Division - General Lenihan, 77th Division - French woman and boy pump water for a 77th Division Doughboy
Video # 2 A 77th Division first aid station set up in a captured German bunker. - officers and men examine a blasted German dugout. - A patrol passes a dead German soldier in the Argonne forest. - German prisoners being transported from Chatel Chehery under 77th Division MP's. - 308th Infantry and 302nd Trench Mortar personnel advance on a German position in the Argonne.