1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 18, 2020 10:44 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking General Order 211 by Fort Lee


      I am looking for WWI General Order 211.  My grandfather was drafted, then discharged as "Physically disqualified per Par 1 G.O. 211 Hq. Camp Lee, Va. Aug 2, 1918." if I am reading the cursive on his "Discharge from Draft" certificate.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking General Order 211 by Fort Lee
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Blair Kelly,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located General Orders, 5/1918 - 6/1921 of Camp Lee, Virginia, in the Records of U.S. Army Continental Commands (Record Group 393) that may include a copy of this order. For more information, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!