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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1863. (search)
ow clean and well-dressed they looked on the day of the action, and how calmly and intelligently they behaved. Henry French Brown. Private 2d New Hampshire Vols. (Infantry), September 5, 1862; died at Boston, March 3, 1863, of disease contracted in the service. Henry French Brown was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, in March, 1840. Nothing is known of his parentage or childhood, but on the 5th of January, 1850, at the age of ten years, he was admitted into the Farm School for Indigenished, entitled A Brief Notice of the Five Browns, Graduates of the Boys' Asylum and Farm School; all bearing the Name of Brown and all from different Families. Five lines of this pamphlet are devoted to Henry French Brown, and he is described as aHenry French Brown, and he is described as a good scholar, more fond of books than play. He was discharged from the Farm School on the 18th of May, 1853, and went to New York with his former teacher, Mr. John A. Lamprey, to be employed in an insurance office. This did not last long, for so