These papers consist largely of letters, articles, and documents concerning the war record and civic activities of Harmon Chadbourn Rorison of Wilmington, NC. Rorison served in both world wars and the Russo-Polish War immediately following WWI. These papers reflect Rorison’s war experiences in letters home; copies of military general orders (U.S. and Polish); a November 11, 1918, Wilmington Dispatch declaring the end of World War I and picturing several of Wilmington’s servicemen; a newspaper photograph of Rorison receiving the Virtuti Militari at Poland’s Legation in Washington, D.C., in 1921; a March 4, 1945, copy of a military newspaper, Stars and Stripes; and two articles about experiences in different wars.