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Papers of Edward Frederick Browne and John A Shannon

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Call Number: MS 244


Among the 96 documents several personal letters and a biographical sketch tell about Edward Frederick Browne's family background in Ohio and his later career.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1924


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


2 boxes (96 documents and letters)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

Most of the documents are military and concern the administration of the Regiment. Reports of ordnance and supplies are most numerous and detailed. Military correspondence and orders also refer to the activities of the Regiment, ranging from recruitment to the defense of Chattanooga and the Holsten River bridge, guard duty at a Rebel prison, investigation of racial conflict in the Dandridge vicinity, discipline of soldiers for card playing, and the court martial of John A. Shannon, Colonel of the Regiment, for alleged sexual harassment.

Physical Location

MS 244

Other Finding Aids

See the attached for a detailed list by lettered section (A,B, etc) and item:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Charles Apfelbaum, 2004

Guide to the Edward Frederick Browne Collection
Papers of Edward Frederick Browne and John A Shannon
Finding aid prepared by llh and ksc, 2004 Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006
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Preferred citation
Edward Frederick Browne Collection , Department of Special Collections, MS 244, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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