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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