Camp Funston is located on Fort Riley, and is located southwest of Manhattan, Kansas. Fort Riley is a United States Army installation located in Northeast Kansas, on the Kansas River, between Junction City Manhattan is a city in Pottawatomie and Riley counties in the northeastern part of the U The camp was named for Brigadier General Frederick Funston (1865–1917). Brigadier General is the lowest ranking General Officer in some countries usually sitting between the ranks of Colonel and Major General. Frederick N Funston (11 September 1865 &ndash 19 February 1917 also known as Fred Funston, was a General in the United States Army, best known for his Camp Funston was one of sixteen Divisional Cantonment Training Camps established at the outbreak of World War I. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Construction began during the summer of 1917 and eventually encompassed approximately 1,400 buildings on 2,000 acres (8. 1 km²).
During World War I, nearly 50,000 recruits trained at the camp, commanded by Major General Leonard Wood. Major General or Major-General is a Military rank used in many countries Leonard Wood (9 October 1860 &ndash 7 August 1927 was a Physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba Notable units who received training at Camp Funston include the 89th Division, which was deployed to France in the spring of 1918, the 10th Division and black soldiers assigned to the 92nd Division.
In March of 1918, the first recorded cases of what came to be the world-wide influenza epidemic, also known as "Spanish Flu", were reported at Camp Funston. In Epidemiology, an epidemic (from Greek epi- upon + demos people is a classification of a disease that appears as new cases in a The 1918 flu pandemic (commonly referred to as the Spanish flu) was an Influenza Pandemic that spread to nearly every part of the world
Prior to 1 October 1992, Camp Funston was the home of the United States Army Correctional Brigade whose mission was to prepare prisoners for transition to civilian life as useful citizens or, in a few select cases, for return to duty. The Correctional Brigade environment was unique in that prisoner control was maintained by military discipline, instead of walls and bars for most of the typical prisoners’ stay. The Correctional Brigade doctrine was that the minimum custody/military discipline environment when coupled with correctional treatment, educational programs, military and vocational training best prepared the typical first-time prisoner for a crime-free life after prison as either a productive soldier or a useful citizen in civilian life. Moreover, this correctional system was asserted to be less expensive to establish and operate than the traditional prison.