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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04546.154 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1899 Pagination: 1 cabinet card ; 17.5 x 12 cm.

Summary of Content: Insciption on verso lists the name, "Gary C. Little (Yonkers, NY). Sergt. Astachi (Nagasaki, Japan). W. Kendall Brown (Nagasaki) 1899.

Background Information: Brown served as Paymaster Yeoman on the USS Monocacy during the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. The Monocacy had served in Chinese waters for nearly 30 years, and was ordered to recapture the ...forts at Taku on 11 June 1900. He was trapped with the US Marines and multinational force in Tientsin.See More


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Military PersonnelMilitary UniformsNavy

Sub Era: Empire Building

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