Michigan in the Civil War

Brown family.

The papers of the family of Stephen F. Brown, Michigan Republican state senator of Schoolcraft Township, Kalamazoo County, Mich., include thirty letters (1863-1864) written by Brown's son Frank M. Brown to his parents, in which he tells about picket duty with brief references to battles and a description of one. Much of each letter is given to home affairs. Brown was in Company L, 5th Michigan Cavalry.