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U.S. Camel Corps
1855 - U.S. Camel Corps Established

It would be a relatively short experiment, although to think about it, is rather cool. In 1855, with foreign forays in War with Tripoli at the beginning of the century, but more so the thought of use in the desert southwest for troop movements and supplies, the United States Congress appropriated thirty thousand dollars for camels and began the U.S. Camel Corps.

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