Stock Photo: Tents at Camp Shelby. ca. 1941, Mississippi, USA, Army Life in Tents, Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Is named for a famed leader of men of Colonial Days, Colonel Isaac Shelby. Created during the World War days, the camp was named in honor of a fighter who earned a niche in history's hall by performing valiantly in the Revolutionary War. Camp Shelby is the second largest training camp. Built to accommodate 55,000 men.