Brown Family Papers

Thomas Brown (b. ca. 1800) was a farmer from the Pine Level community in Johnston County, North Carolina. He and his wife, Sarah, had five sons who served in the Confederate Army. Austin (b. ca. 1828), Bardin (b. 1835), Thomas (b. ca. 1839), and William (b. ca. 1842) all served in Co. F, 13th Battalion NC Light Artillery. Co. F, commanded by Capt. A. C. Latham, was also known as Branch Light Artillery and served independantly of the rest of the battalion. In August 1863, Thomas Brown placed the following advertisement in the Raleigh, NC Standard:

INFORMATION WANTED -- Information is wanted as to AUSTIN BROWN of CAPT. A. C. LATHAM'S Battery, whether ded or alive. He was at Winchester when last heard from in October, 1862. His parents have or had four sons in this Battery, and one in another company. Any information as to AUSTIN BROWN will be thankfully received by his wife and aged parents at Pine Level, Johnston County, N.C. Address: THOMAS BROWN, Pine Level.

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University


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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
8799 Brown1 July 20, 1862 Jesse Brown Sarah Brown, Thomas Brown Sr. Raleigh, Wake County, NC Pine Level, Johnston County, NC
8800 Brown2 August 14, 1862 Austin Brown Quilla Brown Gordonsville, Orange County, VA Johnston County, NC
8801 Brown3 August 14, 1862 Thomas Brown Jr., William Brown Sarah Brown, Thomas Brown Sr. Gordonsville, Orange County, VA Johnston County, NC
8802 Brown4 September 6, 1862 Bardin Brown Hawkins Brown Leesburg, Loudoun County, VA Johnston County, NC
8803 Brown5 September 29, 1862 Austin Brown Sarah Brown, Thomas Brown Sr. Winchester, Frederick County, VA Johnston County, NC
8804 Brown6 October 1, 1862 Bardin Brown Jesse Brown, Hawkins Brown Johnston County, NC

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