Camp Upton: 1917, Suffolk County, Yaphank. World War 1 mobilization Camp named for Civil War General Emory Upton. Barracks were constructed for 37,000. Major unit mobilized was the 77th Infantry Division, of mostly NYC and Long Island troops. Irving Berlin trained here and it may have inspired his "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning".
Closed in 1921 and all buildings were auctioned and removed. Now site of Brookhaven
Post Headquarters, Camp Upton, 1942
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military
February 24, 2006