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86th Infantry Division (United States)

Summary
The 86th Infantry Division, also known as the Blackhawk Division, was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II. Currently called the 86th Training Division, based at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, members of the division now work with Active Army, Reserve, and National Guard units to provide them with a Decisive Action Training Environment on a yearly basis. World War I The 86th Division was first organized as a so-called "square division" on August 25, 1917, well over four months after the American entry into World War I, at Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois. There was a small cadre of Regular Army, in addition to Officers Reserve Corps and National Army officers, staffed the division, while the enlisted men were predominantly Selective Service men drawn from the states of Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin. After conducting training for over a year the 86th Division began to depart from the United States in August 1918, with the first elements of the divis
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