This collection consists of one letter written by G. T. Beauregard (1818-1893), a United States Army engineer officer and later Confederate Army general, to Dr. Mercer regarding the British invasion on Washington, D.C during the War of 1812.
The William H. Brooks Family Papers consist almost exclusively of correspondence from the period 1861-1865. While most of the letters are primarily concerned with family matters and relationships, some portion of the content relates the military activities of William H. Brooks and Jesse S. Comac, who enlisted in the Union Army at the rank of private early in the war. Camp life and battle scenes are described.
Letters from Brown University alumni and students in the armed services, written to persons at the University including President William H. P. Faunce, Assistant to the President, Thomas B. Appleget, Professor James Quayle Dealey, and Dean Otis E. Randall.
Harold F. Chorney (Class of 1961) oral history and papers relating to the Vietnam War
0.25 Linear feet
This collection contains the 2011 oral history interview of Harold F. Chorney (Class of 1961) by Professor Elizabeth Taylor and supplementary biographical materials as part of the Vietnam Vets Oral History Project. His recollections concentrate on the years 1957 to 1976 and include Brown University days as proctor of Plantation House and Air Force ROTC, survival school training, flying for the Military Air Transport Squadron transporting cargo, Air Evacuation, “embassy runs,” 37 Vietnam missions, some combat, and his reserves duty at L.G. Hanscom Field in Bedford, Massachusetts. Chorney also describes his diagnosis with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A short segment at the end of the oral history interview recounts growing up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (circa 1949-1957) as a son of immigrant parents from Ukraine and Bessarabia.
The Scott Corbett papers contain a variety of material related to his career as a writer as well as personal memorabilia from his childhood and service in the United States Army during World War II. These papers also include Elizabeth Corbett’s personal and business papers and artwork by the illustrator and author Don Freeman.
Adam Philippe, comte de Custine letter of recommendation
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Adam Phillippe, comte de Custine (1740-1793) was the colonel of the Saintonge regiment, part of the French expeditionary force led by Comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), during the American Revolutionary War. In this document, written in French, Custine lists the various soldiers in his regiment and explains why they are deserving of payment, a pension, or promotion.