Camp Shelby is located 12 miles from the city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It was built to accommodate 55,000 soldiers and is the second largest training camp. It cost more than $22 million.
Home of some 50,000 fighting men, Camp Shelby gets its name from a famed leader of men of Colonial days—Colonel Isaac Shelby. It was created during World War I days.
—Camp Shelby Flyer, 1942.
My uncle Bill Austin was stationed in Camp Shelby and sent his aunt Charlotte Leavenworth a postcard booklet of Camp Shelby photos.
—Farewell to Eldred, p. 260.