unc logo

Collection Number: 04077-z

Collection Title: John H. Brown Diary, 1862-1865

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the FAQ section for more information.


Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 1 items
Abstract John H. Brown of Marblehead, Mass., served in the 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The collection consists of John H. Brown's diary, which references the military campaign in eastern North Carolina, October-November 1862, and the siege of Fort Johnson and Fort Wagner, S.C., July-September 1863. The diary describes marches; maneuvers; casualties and deaths, including African American losses, possibly of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The diary also includes lists of letters written and accounts paid and received.
Creator Brown, John H.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John H. Brown Diary #4077-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2007) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Cohasco, Inc., New York, N.Y., in December 1975.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

John H. Brown of Marblehead, Mass., served in the 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

Diary of John H. Brown of Marblehead, Mass., a federal soldier who served in the 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. His diary references the military campaign in eastern North Carolina, October-November 1862, and the siege of Fort Johnson, S.C., and Fort Wagner, S.C., July-September 1863. The diary describes marches, maneuvers, casualties and deaths, including African American losses, possibly of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The diary also includes lists of letters written and accounts paid and received.

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Diary, 1862-1865.

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, 1976

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, January 2005

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

Back to Top