A Guide to the Washington Brown Papers, 1861-1863 Brown, Washington Papers Ms1989-011

A Guide to the Washington Brown Papers, 1861-1863

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Collection Number Ms1989-011


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Collection Number
Washington Brown Papers, 1861-1863
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Brown, Washington

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Scope and Content

Captain of the 145th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. Died from wounds inflicted at the Battle of Fredericksburg, (December 1862). Papers include a manuscript copy of a personal memoir about Brown, written in 1869 by Samuel P. Bates, Pennsylvania state historian, and various pieces of correspondence to and from Brown and his family in Erie, Pennsylvania. Also includes letters to and from his father, Conrad Brown, written after Washington's death concerning the funeral arrangements, and a manuscript copy of Brown's last words. 

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