- Item 6779 - Soldier relaxing, Fort Williams, 1927
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- Item 6779
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A soldier relaxing in the barracks of the 5th Infantry at Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth in 1927. The photographer wrote on an accompanying note, "Life in the Army," and "recruiting propaganda."Show Details
The 5th Infantry was stationed at Portland from 1922-1940. Fort Williams served as headquarters and the soldiers were billeted there, at Fort Preble and Fort McKinley in Portland Harbor.
Except for short absences on field training and minor shifts within the regiment, the disposition remained substantially unchanged for 17 years.