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Name Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas

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Image of 1982.37.91 - Poem

1982.37.91 - Poem

Poem or Song Lyrics: Army Songs; Good Night Navy; Army Cheers; Camp Funston Football Songs are all to be played/sung at football games. Refers to Army-Navy game.

Image of 1985.139.36 - Postcard

1985.139.36 - Postcard

"The Camp Funston Theater, on the Zone, Camp Funston, Kansas."

Image of 1985.139.34 - Postcard

1985.139.34 - Postcard

"The West Gate to Camp Funston, Kansas." Picture of a gate to Camp Funston. A soldier is sitting in the window to the guard house.

Image of 1985.139.35 - Postcard

1985.139.35 - Postcard

"U.S. soldiers on the march, Camp Funston, Kansas." Color photograph of soldiers marching.

Image of 1990.63.48 - Postcard, Inscribed

1990.63.48 - Postcard, Inscribed

Description: Postcard with inscription. Picture of an officers' headquarters. Inscription on Front, Transcribed: Officers' Reserve, Fort Riley, Kansas. Inscription on Back, Transcribed: [illegible].

Image of 1996.31.5 - Postcard

1996.31.5 - Postcard

Postcard with image of the Kansas Building at Camp Funston, Kansas. Caption on Front: The Kansas Building at Camp Funston, Kansas.

Image of 1996.33.3 - Letter

1996.33.3 - Letter

Letters written by John L. Barkley to his parents, Frank and Leona Barkley and siblings, Roscoe, Anna/Lela, Elizabeth, and Cora. PDF of Full Transcription of Letters Available See container list for individual letter transcription/cataloging 64 letters total encompassing correspondence fromJohn L. Barkley during his time in quarantine at Camp Funston, France, and Germany during and shortly after the war. From the service of Medal of Honor Recipient, John L. Barkley, Corporal of Company K, 4th Infantry.

Image of 1999.18.2 - Postcard

1999.18.2 - Postcard

Description: Postcard with inscription. Picture of soldiers standing at attention in front of a building at Fort Riley, Kansas. Inscription on Back, Transcribed: [illegible].

Image of 1999.18.4 - Postcard

1999.18.4 - Postcard

Description: Postcard with inscription. Picture of Camp Funston in Fort Riley, Kansas. Inscription on Back, Transcribed: [illegible].

Image of 2004.8.7 - Scrapbook

2004.8.7 - Scrapbook

A scrapbook page with two newspaper clippings, an official correspondence, receipt, The receipt takes up an entire side of the scrapbook page. It is dated January 3, 1919. It is issued to Travel Order at Camp Funston. The receipt itself is for $20.57 worth of hash, $3.95 worth of baked beans, $3.01 worth of tomatoes, $1.39 worth of jam, and $2.38 worth of bread for a combined total of $31.30 The correspondence and newspaper clippings take up the other side of the scrapbook page. The correspondence is from Captain Wyatt W. Taylor Company E, 110th Engineers to the commanding general, Port of Embarkation, A.E.F. in regards to pay due to Harry M. Tompkins, dated August 28, 1918 Letter r

2004.8.10 - Orders, Military

Special order number 298 from the War Department headquarters at Camp Humphreys, dated December 21, 1918 The order lists the names of 13 soldiers that are instructed to travel to Camp Funston, Kansas in order to be discharged. These soldiers come from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Engineer Training Regiments, and from the 70th, 87th, and 606th Engineers. It also states that the service records, pay card, individual equipment records, pastor in service records, insert in service records, notices of discharges, reports of physical examinations, and the forms containing information relative to compensations is to be prepared for each soldier before leaving Camp Humphreys. The order bears an

2004.8.11 - Receipt

A ration certificate for troops detached from the quartermaster office at Camp Humphreys, Virginia, dated January 3, 1919. The certificate indicates that a ration account for the detachment to Camp Funston, Kansas numbering 21 under the command of Harry M. Tompkins had been settled by the quartermaster on January 5, 1919 with funds for liquid coffee coming to $13.23. The certificate is signed by assistance quartermaster William C. Buffham. From the World War One service of Sgt. 1st Class Harry M. Tompkins, Co. E. 110th Engrs., 35th Division, AEF, then 5th Engr. Training Regiment.

2004.62.1 - Discharge, Military

An Honorable Discharge from the United States Army for private Nicholo Cipiti, dated April 24, 1919. Cipiti was discharged from the army at Camp Funston, Kansas on April 24th, 1919. The discharge is signed by a Captain James M. Creagan. A stamp at the top of the discharge states that on September 20, 1923 he was payed $274.03 from the Kansas Veterans Compensation board. On the back of the discharge is his enlistment records. It states that he enlisted July 25, 1918 at Kansas City Kansas, that he was a boiler worker prior to the war, served in France from September 13, 1918 to March 25, 1919, and is entitled to reduced railroad fare and travel pay. The record is signed by one Jay Norrs. Tw

2005.91.126b - Letter

Handwritten letter from Wendell Link to his mother Lida Belle Link, no date, but probably written in October 1917 (see envelope 2005.91.126a). Describes camp life at Camp Funston, including food and exercises. Three pages. From the Service of Sgt. Wendell A. Link, Headquarters Company, Intelligence Section, 30th Infantry, 3rd Division, 3rd Army, AEF.

2005.91.139b - Letter

Handwritten letter from Wendell Link to his mother Lida Belle Link, no date but probably written in October 1917 (see envelope 2005.91.139a). Discusses a plan for the soldiers to raise money to build a hall for entertaining visitors at Camp Funston. Four pages. From the Service of Sgt. Wendell A. Link, Headquarters Company, Intelligence Section, 30th Infantry, 3rd Division, 3rd Army, AEF.

2005.91.142b - Letter

Handwritten letter from Wendell Link to his brother Eugene Perry Link, no date but probably written at Camp Funston in October 1917 (see envelope 2005.91.142a). Describes doing drills and preparing for future training of digging trenches and hiking with their gear. Three pages. From the Service of Sgt. Wendell A. Link, Headquarters Company, Intelligence Section, 30th Infantry, 3rd Division, 3rd Army, AEF.

2005.113.17 - Letter

Letter. Letter to Mattie from Otto. He writes about how he got to camp in New York City and how much smaller it is compared to Camp Funston. Comes with envelope.

2005.113.29 - Card, Holiday

Christmas card from Camp Funston. "With best wishes for a Merry Xmas and a bright and Happy New Year".

Image of 2005.113.1 - Postcard, Inscribed

2005.113.1 - Postcard, Inscribed

Postcard, inscribed. The front is a color illustration of the public library in Marion, Ohio. Inscription:/ Dear Mattie- well I am a long way from Camp Funston as you will see by this card. We stopped in the town where this building is this [illegible] and [illegible] a hike. There is quite a bunch of us thirteen coaches on our train all sleepers we also get our meals on the train. I think we are going to a camp in New Jersey. I will as soon as I get there, Otto.

Image of 2005.113.8 - Postcard, Inscribed

2005.113.8 - Postcard, Inscribed

Postcard, inscribed. The front is a color illustration Herald Square and Broadway, New York City. Inscription:/ Dear Mattie: Well I am in another city quite aways from Camp Funston. We are only about twenty miles from n.y. City. I want to go down there if I can get a pass and I think I can after a few days. Write soon, Otto. 354 Inf. Detachment to 3rd Division, Camp Merritt. n.j. Red stamp in corner.