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This correspondence concerns Lars Larsen, a civilian cook who worked at the officer's mess facility at Camp Funston, Kansas. Larsen, a native of Denmark, was arrested on September 21, 1917, and charged with being an agent for the German government. Kansas Governor Arthur Capper asks General Leonard Wood, the commander at Camp Funston, to conduct a "prompt investigation" and advise him of its findings so that he may report them to the U.S. Secretary of State.

Date: October 13, 1917-November 20, 1917

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This item can be used in conjunction with other material on the home front during World War I to provide students with an example of the type of difficulties that German Americans, as well as other Americans of European origin, faced during the conflict.

11th Grade, Benchmark 1, German Americans (indicator 4)

Item Number: 217145
Call Number: Governor's Records, Governor Capper, Box 16, Folder 20
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217145

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