John Marshall Brown private notebook, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Commissioned first lieutenant in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry, John Marshall Brown of Portland served under Joshua Chamberlain.

Brown kept leather-bound journals of his experiences, often adding sketches descriptions. This journal begins in December 1862 and continues into early 1863, with information and a several sketches.

At the back of the journal are rosters and other personnel details of the 20th Maine.

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About This Item

  • Title: John Marshall Brown private notebook, 1862
  • Creator: Brown, John Marshall
  • Creation Date: 1862 - 1863
  • Subject Date: 1862 - 1863
  • Media: Ink on paper; leather
  • Dimensions: 18.3 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2145, Box 6/MS 2
  • Collection: John Marshall Brown collection
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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