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Label
1856-1865
Inclusive dates
1856-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sixty-two letters, covering the years 1856-1865, of the Brown family of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, most notably Albert Church Brown (b. ca. 1843) of Houlton, Maine, while he was serving with the 16th Maine Infantry around Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. Correspondents also include his brothers Benjamin F. Brown, Edwin R. Brown, and Wilber F. Brown of Manchester, New Hampshire, and his aunt Mary P. Brown of Hallowell, Maine
  • Topics covered include family news, health, weather, the farming and timber business, teaching, and the family's employment in woolen mills and the mercantile business. There is a substantial amount of information concerning the family's views on the Civil War, and Albert C. Brown's service in the Union Army. He writes while on duty in Virginia concerning camp life, the status of other soldiers, battles and troop movements, including action near Hatcher's Run and Weldon Railroad in 1864, his work as a clerk in his unit, the taking of Confederate prisoners, and his being mustered out of service in June, 1865. Albert C. Brown settled in Boston following the war
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
The Brown family resided in Houlton and Hallowell, Maine, Manchester, New Hampshire, and Boston, Massachusetts. Albert Church Brown (b. ca. 1843) served in the 16th Maine Infantry, Co. C., during the Civil War, and was stationed near Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. Following the war, he settled in Boston, and was employed in the mercantile business.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.1
Immediate source of acquisition
Early American History Auctions, Inc.
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000498299
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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