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Civil War archive, cartes de visite (CDV) and diary, related to the Brown family of Gallatin, Tennessee. William and Jack Brown belonged to General John Hunt Morgan's Raiders in the Confederate Army. 1st item: Small diary of William H. Brown, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Company M, detailing troop movements and broken heart lamentations, circa 1865. 4 1/8" H x 2 7/8" W x 1/4" D. 2nd item: Typed document by Annie Brown, Clark Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Gallatin, Tennessee. The document transcribed as follows: "Regiment 2nd. Ky. General John H. Morgan. 2nd Basil Duke. 3rd J. B. Castleman. Company "M", Joe Desha Captain. Captain Cooper. Captured. On the capture of W. H. Brown and William S. Schell, Abe Setliff and Captain Kirkpatrick becoming known to General Morgan, the flag of truce was sent to General Payne, stating that General Morgan had as prisoners seven officers who would be immediately shot, provided that General Payne executed his prisoners. Also that all officers caught in 30 days would be executed. J. W. Brown was in charge of flag of truce. General Payne then had Brown and Schell as political prisoners, they were sent to Nashville where they remained several months, then to Camp Chase, Ohio, then to Ft. Delaware; they spent twenty two months in prison and were exchanged in the latter part of the year 1864. Both rejoined their commands and remained with them to the close of the war. Both had the honor of being escort of President Davis to Washington Ga., where Davis make a short speech to his escorts, disbanding them. They reached home on May 15th, 1865. At Lexington, Ky., he had his horse killed under him, and in the struggle to get from under his horse his knee was badly hurt, and from which he was a constant sufferer until his death". Pasted to back of frame housing photocopies of CDVs. 3rd item: CDV of John "Jack" W. Brown, 2nd Kentucky Calvary, dressed in Confederate uniform, posing in profile. Writing en verso reads: "J. H. Brown tried to join Morgan's regiment when in Gallatin, his brother W. H. Brown had joined, General Morgan put J. W. B. behind him on his horse, and he served all during the war. Father of Walter & Henry Brown, Gallatin, Tenn". 4th item: CDV of William H. Brown dressed in Confederate uniform, standing contraposto with left hand on hip. 5th item: CDV of W. H. Brown with his left hand on a chair, and jacket unbuttoned. This photo may be late in the war or at its end, backstamped for J. H. Van Stavurn Metropolitan Gallery, 53 College Street, Nashville, Tennessee. 6th item: Postwar photograph of W. H. Brown, backstamped for Rhine's Art Gallery, Gallatin, Tennessee. 7th item: Postwar photograph of John "Jack" W. Brown, backstamped for F. Gutekunst, 712 Arch St., Philadelphia. 8th item: Photograph of twin sisters, Eva and Annie Brown, daughters of W. H. Brown, backstamped for L. L. de Anquinos, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 9th item: Photograph of Minnie Brown. 10th item: Family photograph of Hardin Taylor, Mai Taylor, Margaret, and D. Hickman, backstamped for J. P. Jennings/ Art Gallery, Gallatin, Tennessee. 11th item: Three (3) reproductions of the CDVs of the Brown brothers. Matted and housed under glass in a wooden frame. 2nd item pasted to back of frame, all other items housed in a manila envelope attached to back of frame. Frame – 12 3/4" H x 20 7/8" W x 1" D. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: All items with general toning and expected wear. 1st item: Flaking to leather cover, wear from use, and severe pencil smudging to front page. 2nd item: Considerable foxing and losses at center fold. 7th item: Water damage 1 3/4" W at upper middle, has pencil marking four quadrants of the CDV.