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This collection contains correspondence written to and from LtCol. Harrison Curtis Mower, AEF during the First World War. Also included are biographical documents, photographs, postcards, and realia from the Spanish-American War.
Lieutenant Colonel Harrison C. Mower, American Expeditionary Force (1874 - 4/16/1939) was born in Grand Haven, Michigan and married Mable Smith in Detroit on October 26, 1901. He was in government service as a civil engineer, designing locks and dams, and even worked on the Panama canal, he and his wife returning from Colon, Republic of Panama on October 30, 1913 (Ancestry.com, passenger manifest). He was commissioned as a 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. He left Hoboken, New Jersey for France in May 1918 and returned from Bordeaux, France in April 1919.
1.38 Linear Feet (1.5 boxes, 1 small realia box)
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