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Charles S. Dickinson letter to Governor Joseph E. Brown

Charles S. Dickinson letter to Governor Joseph E. Brown

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles S. Dickinson letter to Governor Joseph E. Brown
Creator: Dickinson, Charles S.
Inclusive Dates: 1862 November 12
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 letter
Collection Number: ms4108
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894) was a lawyer, Georgia Governor (1857-1865), and U. S. Senator (1880-1890).

Charles S. Dickinson was an inventor from Cleveland, Ohio. He patented his centrifugal machine gun in 1859

Scope and Content

Consists of a letter written by Charles S. Dickinson, an inventor from Cleveland, Ohio, to Governor Joseph E. Brown of Georgia regarding a new centrifugal machine gun as well as a "steam wagon" Dickinson had invented for use in combat. Dickinson offered his inventions to the Confederate military and even suggested he visit Georgia and build his machines for military service. The second page of the letter includes two newspaper clippings covering the gun from The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio and Capital City Fact in Columbus, Ohio.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles S. Dickinson letter to Governor Joseph E. Brown, ms4108, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894
Correspondence.
Military weapons.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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121Letter, 1862 November 12