1863-65: Archive of Albert Church Brown Letters

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Post-war image of Albert C. Brown

These letters were written by Albert Church Brown (1843-1922) who was mustered into Co. C, 16th Maine Infantry as a conscript on 15 August 1863. Albert was the son of John Hanson Brown (1814-1886) and Sarah Copeland Heywood (1819-1904) of Smyrne, Aroosktook county, Maine. The Brown family had previously lived in Winslow, Kennebec county, Maine.

Albert was twice married. He married Lorena Hawkes (1844-1886) in 1870. After her death, he married (in 1889) Almena W. Knight. Albert earned a living after the war as a clerk in Boston, Massachusetts, and then worked in the “produce business” in Malden, Middlesex county, Massachusetts.

[letters will be linked to dates below as they are transcribed]

Letters in the Archive

25 September 1863, Long Island, Boston Harbor, Mass.

10 October 1863, Camp on the Rappahannock, Va.

23 October 1863, Camp near Thoroughfare Gap, Va.

9 November 1863, Camp near Brandy Station, Va.

24 November 1863, Camp near Rappahannock Station, Va.

7 December 1863, Camp near Kelley’s Ford, Va.

4 January 1864, Mitchell’s Station, Va.

22 January 1864, Mitchell’s Station, Va.

8 February 1864, Mitchell’s Station, Va.

27 February 1864, Camp Tilden, Va.

15 March 1864, Camp Tilden, Mitchell’s Station, Va.

15 April 1864, Camp Tilden, Mitchell’s Station, Va.

28 April 1864, Mitchell’s Station, Va.

17 May 1864, [Wilderness, Va.]

22 July 1864, Camp near Petersburg, Va.

3 August 1864, Camp near Petersburg, Va.

5 August 1864, Camp near Petersburg, Va.

31 August 1864, Weldon Railroad, Va.

7 October 1864, Fort Wadsworth, Va.

28 October 1864, Fort Wadsworth, Va.

4 November 1864, Fort Wadsworth, Va.

13 November 1864, Fort Wadsworth, Va.

16 November 1864, Fort Wadsworth, Va.

2 December 1864, Fort Wadsworth, Va.

15 December 1864, Headquarters 2nd Brig., 3rd Div., 5th A.C.

29 December 1864, Headquarters 2nd Brig., 3rd Div., 5th A.C.

12 January 1865, Headquarters 2nd Brig., 3rd Div., 5th A.C.

28 January 1865, Headquarters 2nd Brig., 3rd Div., 5th A.C.

12 February 1865, Headquarters 2nd Brig., 3rd Div., 5th A.C.

19 February 1865, Camp of the 16th Maine Vols.

28 February 1865, Camp of the 16th Maine Vols.

15 March 1865, Camp of the 16th Maine Vols.

28 March 1865, Camp near Hatcher’s Run, Va.

5 April 1865, Camp of the 16th Me. Vols. Manchester, Va.

22 April 1865, Black & White’s Station, Va.

16 May 1865, Camp of the 16th Regt. Me. Vols, Munson Hill, Va.

24 May 1865, Camp 16th Maine Volunteers

9 June 1865, Camp 16th Maine Vols. near Arlington Heights, Va.

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Albert’s parents, John Hanson Brown and Sarah Copeland Heywood
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