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This telegram from 1918 was sent by Commander Harry Coleman, of the 312th Cavalry, to Private William Bert Hart. The contents encourage Hart to request a transfer. Coleman's interest in Hart is believed to have been prompted by a desire to bolster his military unit's baseball team. Bert Hart, of Westmoreland, Kansas, was an accomplished semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Both a pitcher and infielder, he played not only for the Westmoreland town team, but also for semi-pro teams in Green, Clay Center, and Beloit. During World War I, Hart served in Company L of the 14th Infantry; his known postings included Fort Logan in Colorado, Fort Lawton in Washington, Camp Dodge in Iowa, and Camp Grant in Illinois.

Date: June 22, 1918

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Item Number: 315104
Call Number: 2016-157
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315104

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