Camp of Badgers Struck By StormSource “The Tomah Journal “August 25, 1916 published in Monroe County,Wisconsin Young cyclone and a deluge play Havoc with tents at Leon Springs.
Hike Back to Camp Wilson
San Antonio--A young cyclone and a small deluge struck the Wisconsin Camp at Leon Springs just before the men started on their return march to Camp Wilson and tore down nearly everything in its path. Gen Richardson’s tent went down as did those of the other officers and pup tents of the men. Torrents rushed down the hillside. And everything the man had on was saturated. Most of them, including officers , marched without socks because they had none dry to put on and rest of their clothes were wet when they donned them in the morning. Battery A and Troop A. In their night march of twenty-fives miles to Camp Wilson were caught in the midst of the storm that came at the rate of from 40 to 68 miles an hour. The great force of the wind drove the rain down the men’s necks and although they wore ponchos they were drenched. When the artillerymen and troopers came into Camp Wilson they found the place a wreck. Nearly every tent of the troop battery and three infantry regiments were blown down, many with the iron poles smashed and even some of the wooden mess kitchens razed. The guards at the camp were forced to take their cots and seek refuge in the bathhouses when their tents werepoured down onthem by the gale. None Drop Out on March The soldiers will rest about a week . Then they probably would march to Landa’s Park at New Braunfels where they well have an outing for a week or 10 days. Divisional maneuvers are expected to follow, and it is possible that when the are concluded the men will return home. Recruiting Detail Chosen The following have been detailed to return to Camp Douglas’, Wisconsin to assist in recruiting work. First Infantry-Second Lieut. Cos. B. Zawodney, Company K; Sergeant Christian M. Brown of Company G; Sergeant, Glenn Cass, Company L; Corporal James Leister,Company E; Corporal FredRenpert, Company F; Private Joseph Kessa, Company K; Private Walter Gaulke, Company F. Second Infantry--Second Lieut. Thomas A. Watson, Company E;Second; Lieut. Walter E. Rosebush, Company G; Sergeant Albert Parker, Company H; Sergeant Donald Mathewson, Company M;. Corporal Douglas Taylor, Company L.; Private John Hanus Company A: Private Harry Alquistsanitary detachment. The paymaster has again visited the Wisconsin camp and the men are in possession of a month‘s pay, which in most cases amounts to $15 . The paymaster was welcomed with joy as the men have been penniless for a long time, many not being able to get money with which to make a few necessary purchases.. Second Lieut. A.S. Childs of the Second Infantry machine gun company has been promoted to First Lieutenant under the reorganization plan which provides for 3 lieutenants instead of one in machine gun companies. First Sergeant Stanley Smith has been promoted to Second Lieutenant. Second Lieut. Harvey F. Smith of the Second Infantry Supply Company will probably be transferred to the machine gun company to fill the other vacancy. Under the reorganization. One supply companies will have one lieutenant instead of two as heretofore.