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Fowler (Captain William H.) papers
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Collection of correspondence and photographs from William H. Fowler, who worked with the railroad in Russia and Northern China around the time of the Bolshevik Revolution.
William H. Fowler was a civilian recruited to serve with the American Engineering Corps division of The Russian Railroad Service Corps (RRSC) American Expeditionary Force Siberia (in this case Manchuria). The American Expeditionary Forces were involved in the Russian Civil War in Vladivostok during World War I, and after the October Revolution from 1918 to 1920. The RRSC consisted of former U.S. civilian railway workers who were organized into a military-style unit with appropriate rank to operate railroads in support of Allied forces. This force supported the Russian Provisional Government In northwestern Russia. American Transportation Corps troops maintained the railways, but in Siberia, the RRSC carried out railway operations as well as maintenance. [Information from dealer description.]
2 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 flat box)
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