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Brown, Walter T. (fl. 1900-1901) to Mrs. S. W. K. Brown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04546.021 Author/Creator: Brown, Walter T. (fl. 1900-1901) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 March 1901 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Dissension among European forces. Writes in part: "[I]f the troops are not soon out of China they will be mixed up -- England and Russia have been at swords' points over a bit of land on the river bank in Tientsin. Entrenchments thrown up and men sleeping in their hacks expecting battle every min...".

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

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

Subjects: Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsAsiaRebellionMilitary HistoryBoundary or Property DisputeBattleNavy

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