J. Harvey Brown papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of letters written by J. Harvey Brown of Company B, 91st Infantry of New York during the Civil War. Brown spent much of his time in Louisiana in cities that included Baton Rouge, Opelousas, New Orleans, Port Hudson, and Brashear City. His correspondence began with the formation of his unit in Albany, New York and ended when he was wounded and lost his right thumb at Port Hudson. He later became ill and died in 1864. The collection also includes a photograph of J. Harvey Brown.
- Creation: 1861-1864
- Other: Date acquired: 06/11/2000
- Brown, J. Harvey, d. 1864. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Biographical / Historical
J. Harvey Brown (d. 1864) was in Company B, 91st Infantry New York during the Civil War. Brown spent much of his time in Louisiana, particularly in Baton Rouge, Opelousas, New Orleans, Port Hudson, and Brashear City. He wrote vividly of his experiences, from the formation of his unit in Albany, New York, to when he is wounded and lost his right thumb at Port Hudson, Louisiana. He fell ill and died in 1864.
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.
Collection processed in 2002 by Mary Orazio.
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