Monday, September 26, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 26

September 26, 1918 – Because of epidemics of Spanish influenza in army camps, Provost Marshal General Crowder tonight cancelled calls for the entrainment between Oct. 7 and 11 of 142,000 draft registrants.

Provost Marshall General Crowder1

Two hundred Minneapolis men, 116 from St. Paul and 49 from Duluth had been summoned for the Oct. 7 draft call.

In canceling the call, General Crowder acted upon instruction from General March, chief of staff. Every state and the District of Columbia had been assigned quotas and the men were to have gone to practically all of the camps in the country.

WWI Music Sheet2

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Influenza Spread Results in Draft Call Cancellation. Epidemic Now Prevails in All But 13 Army Camps.”; Sept. 27, 1918; p. 1.



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