Combat maneuvers at Pine Camp in Jefferson County

Brigadier General Charles F. Colson, fifth from right, observes a mortar squad in action during his inspection tour at Pine Camp, where the 278th Regimental Combat Team was staging maneuvers. Far right: Lt. Willard C. Craik, aide to Gen. Colson, who was commander at Fort Devens, MA. April 1951. Fort Drum/Jefferson County area in NYS.

Note: Pine Plains/Pine Camp started in 1908, became Camp Drum in 1951, and Fort Drum in 1974. At all stages it was used for winter training of military personnel, and became home to the 10th Mountain Division.

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