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Charles Huffman to Governor Arthur Capper

Charles Huffman to Governor Arthur Capper
Creator: Huffman, Charles H.
Date: October 23, 1918
In this letter to Governor Capper, Adjutant General Huffman reports his findings from visiting Camp Funston. In response to complaints from family members of men at Funston's hospital, Governor Capper sent Huffman to inspect the Camp. In his report, Huffman is given a thorough inspection with General Wood, detailing that 22 buildings were used as temporary hospitals during the influenza outbreak that spread throughout the U.S., and the world, beginning in the spring of 1918.


General Leonard Wood to Governor Arthur Capper

General Leonard Wood to Governor Arthur Capper
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: October 24, 1918
In this letter to Governor Capper, General Leonard Wood, Commander of Camp Funston, thanks Capper for sending Adjutant General Huffman to Funston to assess the situation during the Influenza of 1918. Reinforcing his belief that he and his staff did everything in their power to keep deaths to a minimum, Wood states that "the Medical and Nursing Staff, here are entitled to the gratitude, and not the criticism of the relatives and friends of the men who are sick."


General Leonard Wood to Governor Arthur Capper

General Leonard Wood to Governor Arthur Capper
Creator: Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927
Date: October 19, 1918
In this letter to Governor Capper, General Leonard Wood, Commander of Camp Funston, details the situation at Funston during the Influenza of 1918. Arguing that he and his medical staff were doing everything that they could under difficult circumstances, Wood nonetheless admits that "the highest number of deaths in one day was sixty four (64). The number now is running in the thirties."


Governor Arthur Capper to General Leonard Wood

Governor Arthur Capper to General Leonard Wood
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: October 19, 1918
In this telegram to General Leonard Wood, Commander of Camp Funston, Governor Capper informs Wood that a group of twelve mothers with sons at Camp Funston, visited his office and requested that he look into conditions at the camp because "they have heard many wild rumors and are greatly alarmed about Influenza epidemic."


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