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Collection Number: 00095-z

Collection Title: Richard Horace Browne Papers, 1852-1873.

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Size 44 items.
Abstract Richard Horace Browne was born in Southampton County, Va., in 1830. He graduated from Jefferson College (later Washington and Jefferson College) in 1851. In 1853, he moved to New Orleans, La., to attend the University of Louisiana Law School. After graduating, he remained in New Orleans and practiced law, primarily in United States courts. In March 1862, he joined the Louisiana Guard Artillery (Confederate Guards Response Battalion) commanded by Major Franklin H. Clack. He later served in the Army of Tennessee. After the war, he returned to New Orleans and continued working as a lawyer. The collection includes letters from Lieutenant Browne containing vivid descriptions of military life in various locations, including near Tupelo, Miss., and Confederate camps in Alabama; of troop movements; and of politics within the army. Most letters are addressed to Browne's wife Sarah, who moved from New Orleans to Chattanooga, Tenn., and from Chattanooga to Lowndes County, Miss., in order to avoid the war. The collection also includes a small amount of other family correspondence.
Creator Browne, Richard Horace, b. 1830.
Language English
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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 Richard Horace Browne Papers, #95-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Letter of 27 June 1862 purchased from B & L Rootenberg, in March 2008 (Acc. 100884).
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.
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Richard Horace Browne was born in Southampton County, Va., in 1830. He graduated from Jefferson College (later Washington and Jefferson College) in 1851. In 1853, he moved to New Orleans, La., to attend the University of Louisiana Law School. After graduating, he remained in New Orleans and practiced law, primarily in United States courts. In March 1862, he joined the Louisiana Guard Artillery (Confederate Guards Response Battalion) commanded by Major Franklin H. Clack. He later served in the Army of Tennessee. After the war, he returned to New Orleans and continued working as a lawyer.

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The collection includes letters from Lieutenant Robert Horace Browne containing vivid descriptions of military life in various locations, including near Tupelo, Miss., and Confederate camps in Alabama; of troop movements; and of politics within the army. Most letters are addressed to Browne's wife Sarah, who moved from New Orleans to Chattanooga, Tenn., and from Chattanooga to Lowndes County, Miss., in order to avoid the war. The collection also includes a small amount of other family correspondence.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff and Benjamin Bromley, December 2008

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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