Collection ID: 2016.4

Collection context


Brown, Clinton Churchill, 1835-1917
Collection of documents and photographs related to the Civil War service of Captain Clinton Churchill Brown, 134th NY Infantry.
0.16 cubic feet


Scope and Content:

This collection is comprised of Civil War documents and photographs relating to the Civil War service of Captain Clinton Churchill Brown of the 134th New York Infantry. The collection includes letters to Captain Brown’s sister, Emily Brown who he calls Emma, and his brother Theodore Brown who he calls Theod, both of Schenectady. It also includes photographs of Captain Brown, a pocket diary of newspaper clippings, and paperwork pertaining to his military service.

Biographical / Historical:

Clinton Churchill Brown was born on January 16, 1835 in Schenectady, New York to father Albert Brown and mother Jerusha Churchill. Albert Brown came to Schenectady in 1829 from Stockbridge, Massachusetts and started a furniture store named “The Brown Store” or “A. Brown and Son Company” at 303 and 304 State Street. Clinton’s siblings were Emily, Theodore, Mary, Alice, and William Brown.

Clinton Brown enrolled in the military at Schoharie in 1861 and mustered in as a 2nd Lieutenant in Company F. Clinton Brown eventually worked his way up to the rank of lieutenant colonel where he took command of the 134th NY Regiment on July 21st, 1864 after Colonel Allan Jackson was wounded at the Battle of Peachtree Creek in Georgia on July 20th, 1864. Captain Brown was honorably discharged in 1865 with a captain’s commission. Clinton Brown then moved back to Schenectady and replaced his recently deceased brother Theodore as a partner in A. Brown and Son Company. He married Anna Ramsay on October 28. 1869 and had 5 children, Gertrude, Wayne, Albert, Theodore, and Horatio Brown. Clinton ran A. Brown and Son Company until 1902 when he turned the management of the store to his son, Albert Brown. Clinton C. Brown died on January 7, 1917 and was buried in Vale Cemetery in Schenectady, New York.

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32 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12305, United States
518 374 0263