Nathan Atkinson Brown papers

Nathan Atkinson Brown papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Brown family
Creator: Brown, Lousia Nicholes
Creator: Brown, Nathan Atkinson, 1836-1866
Title: Nathan Atkinson Brown papers
Dates: Bulk, 1861-1864
Dates: 1850-1936
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (3 folders; MS 806 to MS 808 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of the papers of Nathan Atkinson Brown and the Brown family from 1850-1936. The bulk of the collection contains Civil War correspondence between Brown and his wife Louisa Nicholes Brown. The letters do not discuss battles but focus on the stress the Civil War placed on planters in southeast Georgia and information on slavery and race relations. The letters were written by Brown while on duty with the 26th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Company B at Saint Simons and Cumberland Islands to his family in Camden County, Georgia. The collection also contains ante- and post-bellum letters written by family members.
Coll. Number: ms808

Biographical/Historical Note

Nathan Atkinson Brown (1836-1866), Civil War Captain, born in White Oak, Georgia. Brown formed a company known as the Camden Rifles in 1861, which became part of the 26th Georgia Infantry Regiment. Brown married Louisa Nicholes in 1861 and the marriage produced three children: Eula Brown (Dunwoody), Lilly Brown (Dunwoody), and Nathan Atkinson Brown, Jr.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Camden County (Ga.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 26th. Company B.
Cumberland Island (Ga.)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--Race relations.
Georgia--Social life and customs--19th century.
Plantation life--Georgia.
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nathan Atkinson Brown papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

111850s-February 1862
2Typescript, March 1862-September 1936