May 29 in San Antonio history…

The Rough Riders are going.  The entire regiment is expected to be out of camp and on the way to Cuba before nightfall.  They will leave even though they have not received all their equipment.

1917 – World War I
San Antonio and El Paso each are to each have a camp for the training of a division of troops under the recommendations of Brigadier General Parker, which were approved today by the War Department. The location of the other four division camps in the Southern Department were not announced by the department. It is believed the division to be trained at San Antonio will be stationed in cantonments to be built immediately at Camp Wilson. It is probable that troops now occupying Camp Wilson will be moved to Leon Springs and elsewhere to clear the entire site for use of the division.

U.S. District Judge John H. Wood Jr. of San Antonio is assassinated while getting into his car at his home in San Antonio. Charles Harrelson, father of actor Woody Harrelson, is later convicted of the crime and sentenced to two life terms.


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