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J. Harvey Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-967

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.

Dates

  • 1861-1864
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/11/2000

Creator

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.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of one box.

Other Descriptive Information

OCLC Number: 782068326

Processing Information

Collection processed in 2002 by Mary Orazio.
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Date
03/05/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US