WWI Art – 20th Forestry Engineers Wartime Newsletter “The Railsplitter”


The 20th Engineers are one of those obscure service units that served overseas in WWI that I love researching.  They saw no combat and spent the entire war swinging axes and operating sawmills, but their labors provided the railties, barracks, firewood, and poles that kept the war running.  This wartime newsletter header makes reference to Abe Lincoln’s early life as a rail splitter and juxtaposes it with the wartime president(Wilson).

Here’s the full scan of the handbill dated May 23rd, 1918:

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