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John Marshall Brown letter from Hartwood, Va., 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

John Marshall Brown of Portland wrote to his sister Ellen (Nellie) from a camp in Hartwood, Virginia, during the Civil War.

He describes the rainy weather, the mud, and tells her he and his fellow soldiers had been telling ghost stories to amuse themselves in the dreary conditions.


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  • Title: John Marshall Brown letter from Hartwood, Va., 1862
  • Creator: Brown, John Marshall
  • Creation Date: 1862-11-21
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland, Stafford
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-602, Misc. Box 23/4
  • Object Type: Text

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