About the Digital Collection
Letters to Mary from her brother, William Henry Brown, a Union soldier with the Army of the Potomac, describing life and medical care at the Odd Fellows Hall Hospital, Washington, D.C.; temperance meetings there; the U.S. Army General Hospital in Baltimore; service on the U.S.S. Union at Key West, Fla.; and a storm experienced by the U.S.S. Memphis. Other subjects mentioned include the 61st regiment New York Volunteers, Thanksgiving meals provided by women at the General Hospital, camp life, casualties, and Confederate prisoners. Includes some printed pictures of the two ships U.S.S. Monitor and Memphis.