Soldier from Bay City, Mich. who served in the Allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920, the "Polar Bear Expedition." Collection includes reminiscences and photograph album.
1 volume 4 items
Finding aid prepared by: Len Coombs
Scope and Content:
Typescript of a short account of his service in northern Russia, from leaving Camp Custer, July 1918, to his return to the United States, July 1919. The original is owned by Sarah Bonnell, Bay City. The papers also include a post card and a poem "Ode to the Shackleton Boot."
The collection includes an album (1918-1919, ca. 250 photographs) containing scenes of building construction, buildings and fortifications constructed by the 310th Engineers, views of Archangel and other places, pictures of Russian people, scenes of American soldiers in camp and on guard, and portraits of officers of the 310th Engineers; also a group photograph of Co. A, 310th Engineers.
Biographical / Historical:
Resident of Bay City, Mich. who served with Co. A, 310th U.S. Engineers, during the American intervention in North Russia, the "Polar Bear Expedition."
The collection was donated by Mrs. Sarah Bonnell, of Bay City, Michigan, in 1963 (Donor no.: 4043 ).
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