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Catalog Number 2002.69.23
Object Name Correspondence
Accession number 2002.69
Description A copy of a letter from Captain Eldon F. Fuller to the camp surgeon both at Camp Bowie, Texas dated December 13, 1918.

Letter reads:
"I. In compliance with 3rd Indorsement, this communication the following is respectfully submitted as explanation as why Captain Hamner was not entered on the daily Detachment Sick Book during his period of illness.

On the morning of October 22, 1918 I was called to the phone and informed that Captain Hamner was unable to leave his room and that he requested that I come to the Military Police Headquarters and take charge of the detachment. I reported this fact to 1st Sgt. Clegg and came to the city to take charge of the Military Police, turning the Provost Guard Company over to Lt. McCoy for the administrative work that did not absolutely require my attention.

At this time Lt. Hanks was in Arrest in Quarters and necessarily unable to do duty in the city. I was doing duty in the city night and day and was not at the Company very long at any time during the day as about this time twelve prisoners escaped from the Stockade and I was doing my utmost to help apprehend the escaped prisoners. As a result of the night duty I was taken ill on November 29, 1918 and went to the Base Hospital on the afternoon of November 30, 1918, only after the urgent request of Mrs. Hardie Lynch, wife of Capt. Hardie Lynch. I was in the Hospital until the 10th day of November and did very little duty until about the 15th of November.

2. To be perfectly frank it is due to my inability to take care of two offices at the same time and keep everything in the shape that I should be kept.

Eldon F. Fuller,
Capt. Inf. U.S.A

From the World War One service of 1st Lt. then Cpt. Eldon F. Fuller, U.S. Army Infantry, R.C.; assigned to 18th Recruitment Squadron, 2nd Provisional Training Regiment, Aviation Camp, Waco, TX; 24th Co., 6th Trn. Bn., 162nd Depot Bde., 87th Div., Camp Pike, AR; Provost Guard, Military Police Co., Camp Bowie, TX; Casual Camp 2, Personnel Demobilization Center, Camp Bowie, TX.
Date December 13, 1918
Year Range from 1918
Year Range to 1918
Subjects Illness
Prison escapes
Search Terms Camp Bowie, Ft. Worth, Texas
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