J. Harvey Brown papers, 1861-1864

Description

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 includes a photograph of J. Harvey Brown.