John Marshall Brown letter from Sharpsburg, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Marshall Brown of Portland, serving in the 20th Maine in the Civil War, wrote from a bivouac near Sharpsburg to his sister, Ellen.

Brown discusses the march to Sharpsburg (Antietam), describing the battle from his vantage point, which was mostly away from the front.

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  • Title: John Marshall Brown letter from Sharpsburg, 1862
  • Creator: Brown, John Marshall
  • Creation Date: 1862-09-17
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Locations:
    • Sharpsburg, MD
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Pencil on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-602, Misc. Box 23/4
  • Collection: John Marshall Brown correspondence
  • Object Type: Text

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