Old Fort Ord

The original reservation named Camp Ord was purchased from the David Jacks corporation in 1917 and was 15,000 acres in size. Named in honor of General Edward Otho Cresap Ord, a distinguished Civil War General. As a young lieutenant Edward Ord took charge of the Monterey garrison in 1847. The Monterey garrison was assigned to oversee the newly annexed California Mexican and indians in the area. Later Fort Ord was to expand to 28,500 acres.


World war 1 era Fort Ord troops review

Fort Ord recruit training, World war 1


Fort Ord in the 1950s


Fort Ord recruit training in the 1960s

 

 

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