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Brown, Walter T. (fl. 1900-1901) to Harvey L. Brown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04546.020 Author/Creator: Brown, Walter T. (fl. 1900-1901) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 March 1901 Pagination: 2 p. ; 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions siege of Peking, bombardment of Taku forts. Asks whether they received 'The Siege of Peking' or the photographs of the "bombardment of the Taku Forts."

Background Information: Brown served as Paymaster Yeoman on the USS Monocacy during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. The Monocacy had served in Chinese waters for nearly 30 years, and was ordered to recapture the ...forts at Taku on 11 June 1900. He was trapped with the US Marines and multinational force in Tientsin.See More


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsAsiaRebellionMilitary HistoryNavyArtilleryFortificationBattle

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