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Letter, John Wilcox Brown to Fanny, 1861 May 20

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 92, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

Letter from John Willcox Brown, Marine Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, to sister "Fanny" (sister-in-law, Frances Bland Coalter Brown). Concerns his service in 4th Battalion of Volunteers stationed near Norfolk to defend a powder magazine. Mentions John Thompson Brown. Asks her to tell Henry Peronneau Brown not to "think of joining any company."


  • 1861 May 20

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