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Col. Robert White, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.2, West Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
Harriet W. Brown. Harriet Wilson (Joyce) Brown, widow of John Brown, and daughter of Seth and Harriet (Daniels) Joyce, was born in Medford, Mass., October 29, 1826, of which city she was a life-long resident. She was a member of the Medford Historical Society, and a constant attendant at its meetings as long as her health permitted. She was secretary for many years of the Female Union Temperance Society, an organization formed in 1845, and which held regular meetings for fifty years. She assisted in forming the first Medford High School Association, and was one of the committee that arranged the program for its first annual meeting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was an earnest worker in its interests. She died in Medford, after a long and useful life, on December 19, 1914. J. H. H. High street in 1870. A son and daughter of old Medford have furnished the register reminiscences of old Ship and Salem streets, two of the five that lead from Medford S
The Daily Dispatch: May 20, 1864., [Electronic resource],
Confederate States Congress. (search)
Singular cause of death. --A few days since a negro man named Elias, slave of Mrs. Harriet Wilson, of Chesterfield, died from eating pretty freely of "hard tack," which he had picked up from the field of battle on the south side of the river. It is not known whether the bread partook of the poisonous substance from exposure on the ground, or was made from some of the damaged flour which has caused so many cases of illness as have recently come to our knowledge.