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Mower (Harrison C.) First World War Correspondence
2014.163.w.r  
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Description
This collection contains correspondence written to and from Lieutenant Colonel Harrison Curtis Mower, American Expeditionary Forces, during the first World War. There is also biographical documents, photographs, postcards, and realia from the Spanish-American War.
Background
Harrison C. Mower was in government service as a civil engineer, designing locks and dams. He was commissioned captain in the Engineer Reserves when the United States entered the First World War. Later that year he was promoted to the rank of major and in 1918 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. He served in France as executive officer of the 307th Engineers, 82nd Division, participating in the Meuse Argonne offensive. Mower was a civil engineer by training and had been a senior manager in Panama during construction of the Panama Canal.
Extent
1.38 Linear Feet (1.5 boxes, 1 small realia box)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Availability
This collection is open for research.