Timeline of Events for Base Hospital #28
- April 1, Planning for a military hospital
Kansas City doctors meet to plan military hospital for France.
- April 6, U.S. Congress declares war on Germany
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson outlined the case for declaring war upon Germany in a speech to the joint houses of Congress on April 2, 1917. On April 6, 1917, two days after the U.S. Senate votes 82 to 6 to declare war against Germany, the U.S. House of Representatives endorses the decision by a vote of 373 to 50, and the United States formally enters the First World War.
- January 21, Mobilization of Base Hospital #28
Base Hospital No. 28 was mobilized January 21, 1918 by the Surgeon General of the United States of America, at Kansas City, Mo., where it received its preliminary training and equipment.
- February 22, Fort McPherson, Georgia
On February 23, 1918, the first group of officers and men were transferred to Ft. McPherson, Georgia where they complete their training.
- June 2, Begin journey, Georgia to France
Full hospital complement leaves Georgia for France
- June 12, Embarks on USS Megantic
Embarks on USS Megantic from New York City for France.
- July 2, Arrive at Limoges, France
Arrive at Limoges, France, to set up 2,500 bed general hospital.
- November 11, ARMISTICE!
The armistice between the Allies and Germany - also known as the Armistice of Compiègne after the location it was signed - was an agreement that ended the fighting in the First World War. It went into effect at 11 am on 11 November 1918, and marked a victory for the Allies and a complete defeat for Germany, although not technically a surrender.
- January 31 Hospital ceases clinical operations
Hospital ceases clinical operations, last patient transferred to another hospital.
- May 2, Demobilization at Fort Dix, New Jersey
Hospital personnel arrive in USA and are demobilized.
Images and statistics in the section are from the National World War I Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.