WILLIAM H. BROWN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of William H. Brown extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. William H. Brown (1815-1875) was for many years the leading and most successful coal operator in Western Pennsylvania. At an early age he was first employed on the canal and soon worked his way to owning a fleet of horses and wagons used to supply coal to the Pittsburgh furnaces. In 1848 Brown formed a connection with Kensington Iron-works and they began mining coal on the Monongahela and coking, achieving a great success. Soon they were sending large quantities of coal on flats to Louisville and New Orleans. Business grew beyond all expectations.While delivering a load of coal to General U. S. Grant at Vicksburg, Brown was captured by Union Forcesand nearly executed as a Confederate spy. A dispatch from General Buell secured his release. Subsequently, Brown amassed quite a fortune during the War.

Title: WILLIAM H. BROWN [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35313

Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania History William H. Brown