Charles Otto "Charlie" Baker

Charlie enlisted for service in WWI at Lima, OH. He was a member of Company M One Hundred and Forty-Fifth U. S. Infantry.

He died in January 1918 at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, AL. In 1918 an outbreak of Spanish Flu developed at the Camp and spread throughout Montgomery. Reports of deaths exceeded 2,000 at Camp Sheridan, and 12,000 in Montgomery. There are many unmarked graves, and many of the soldiers are buried at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Memorial # 152159431

Camp Sheridan

Martin T. Olliff, Troy University Dothan Campus

Named for Gen. Phil Sheridan, a Union cavalry commander during the Civil War. The camp was the training ground for the 30,000 men of Ohio's 37th Infantry "Buckeye" Division who arrived between August and October 1917 and then embarked for France in June 1918. The 9th Infantry Division replaced the 37th and was mustered into service in July. It transferred to Camp Mills, New York, in October 1918 but returned in December; the men remained at Camp Sheridan until their unit was decommissioned in February 1919.

 -Published:  January 28, 2016   |   Last updated:  January 28, 2016

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