Artifacts From Camp Colt WWI Tank Training Camp Gettysburg Battlefield. During WWI the Gettysburg battlefield was used as a training camp for the new U.S. Tank Corps many of the U.S. tankers who went to France and fought in WWI were trained right here in Gettysburg. Camp Colt was commanded by then Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower. Their motto was “Treat ‘Em Rough”.