Correspondence, speeches and writings, military documents, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Russian participation
in World War I, the Russian Civil War, the Don Cossacks, and Russian émigré affairs.
Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov was born into a Cossack military family: his father was a lieutenant-general, his grandfather, a
general. Krasnov graduated from the Pavlovskoe voennoe uchilishche in 1888. He began his literary career early, authoring
a log of his travels in the Far East in 1903. In 1910, Krasnov served as colonel and commanding officer of the First Siberian
Cossack regiment. By 1914, Krasnov had risen to the rank of major general of the First Don division. Fleeing to the Don region
to escape the Russian revolution, Krasnov was elected ataman of the Don Cossacks in 1918, after which he ousted the Soviets
from the Don region and headed up the Don Cossack uprising. After suffering the ensuing defeat, Krasnov immigrated to Germany,
retired from military life, and devoted himself to his literary career.
Petr Nikolaevich Krasnov
1 folder, 5 microfilm reels
(0.9 Linear Feet)
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