Camp Funston Cantonment Camp


Camp Funston, the fourteenth of sixteen Divisional Cantonment Training Camps established at the outbreak of World War I, is located on Fort Riley, and is located southwest of Manhattan, Kansas. The camp was named for Brigadier General Frederick Funston. Construction began during the summer of 1917 and eventually encompassed approximately 1,400 buildings on 2,000 acres.  During World War I, nearly 50,000 recruits trained at the camp, commanded by Major General Leonard Wood.

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