The Info List - Fort Holabird

Fort Holabird
Fort Holabird
was a U.S. Army post in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, from 1918-1973.


1 History 2 Timeline 3 Notable people trained or stationed at Ft. Holabird 4 Gallery 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Fort Holabird
Fort Holabird
was located in the southeast corner of the city, fronting on Holabird Ave. between Broening Highway and Dundalk Ave. From 1941 until the end of World War II, the installation grew to include approximately 350 acres and 286 buildings. After World War II, activities at Fort Holabird
Fort Holabird
were curtailed and portions of the property were transferred from the Army. The largest transfer occurred in the timeframe between 1977 and 1979, when 223 acres were transferred to the City of Baltimore. The City developed the land into the Fort Holabird
Fort Holabird
Industrial Park.[1] Timeline[edit]

1918: Established as Camp Holabird on 96 acres of marsh near Colgate Creek.[2] Established as the US Army's first motor transport training center and depot in southeastern Baltimore
City. It was named for Army Quartermaster General and West Point graduate Samuel B. Holabird (1826-1907). 1918: During World War I, Holabird supplied the American Expeditionary Force in France with Detroit-made vehicles. Thousands of military personnel were trained there to drive and repair automobiles and trucks. 1918 or after: Became home to the Holabird Quartermaster Depot. 2 July 1919: U.S. Navy blimp C-8 explodes while landing at Camp Holabird, injuring about 80 adults and children who were watching. Windows in homes a mile away are broken by the blast.[3][4] 1920: by 1920 a center for the research and development of military vehicles was established at Holabird. Here the now famous Jeep
was tested and refined. 1942: Renamed as Holabird Ordnance Depot. 1943: Renamed as Holabird Signal Depot. 1947: Renamed as Camp Holabird. 1950: Renamed as Fort Holabird. The U.S. Army Intelligence School and Counter Intelligence Records Facility based here until transferred to Fort Huachuca, Arizona
in 1971. It was also used as an Armed Forces Examining & Entrance Station (induction facility). Early 1970s: Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C., Ft. Holabird was used to guard witnesses in major federal cases, such as the Watergate
hearings. E Howard Hunt, Charles Colson
Charles Colson
and John Dean
John Dean
were among the Watergate
witnesses held there.[5][6] 1973: Closed, area has been redeveloped into an industrial park. 2001: Fire destroys remnants of former spy school.[6]

Notable people trained or stationed at Ft. Holabird[edit]

Donald L. Barlett, American author and investigative journalist Stephen Barnett, American law profession and legal scholar C. D. B. Bryan Boniface Campbell, United States Army
United States Army
Major General Garrison B. Coverdale, United States Army
United States Army
Major General Thomas J. Dodd, Jr. Mike Gravel W.E.B. Griffin Chic Hecht, United States Senator 1983-1989 Clint Hill Patrick M. Hughes, Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Thomas Charles Huston Eli Jacobs, American financier and attorney Morton Kondracke Ann M. McDonough, first woman member of the US Army Counter Intelligence Corps George J. Mitchell Ben Moses LaRell Muir, Mayor of Murray, Utah
Murray, Utah
1977-1985 Robert H. Pepper, United States Marines Corps Lieutenant General McCandlish Phillips, American journalist and author Humbert Roque Versace


Camp Holabird, Baltimore, Maryland, sometime between 1918 and 1923.

Holabird Ordnance Depot, Baltimore, Maryland, circa May 1943.

See also[edit] Counterintelligence Corps (United States Army) Fort Howard, Maryland, interrogation training Karl Probst, designer of the first jeep prototypes United States Army
United States Army
Counterintelligence United States Army
United States Army
Intelligence Center References[edit]

^ Fort Holabird, Dundalk, Maryland
Base Realignment and Closure Site (BRAC) [1] ^ Gary Helton (2005). Images of America: Dundalk. p. 73 ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-08-26.  ^ New York Times index for the published news - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06.  ^ Charles Colson. Born Again, Chosen Books. ^ a b 5-alarm fire that destroyed buildings at Fort Holabird
Fort Holabird
is 'termed very suspicious'."The Baltimore
Sun", October 6, 2001

Gary Helton (2005). Images of America: Dundalk. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-4212-1. 

External links[edit]

Camp Holabird, from "On the Trail of Jeep
History" 1919 Letter from a man in Camp Holabird 1928 article, "The Holabird Quartermaster Depot" "The Army Intelligence Center is Established 1 September 1954" " Congressional hearing on the relocation of The U.S. Army Intelligence School from Fort Holabird
Fort Holabird
to Fort Huachuca, May 10, 1972

Coordinates: 39°16′08″N 76°32′09″W / 39.2689°N 76.5357°W / 39.26