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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Charles E Brown

(? - 1919)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

The rest of the War

He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for action at the Weldon Railroad in August 1864.

After the War

"Brown was active in the 50th Regiment Association after the war .. .and, shortly before his death at the age of 78, he attended a meeting of the Veterans Volunteers in New York, [and] he offered his services to his government in World War I."

"After the close of the Civil War, he operated a boat on the old Schuylkill Canal. After the canal closed, he went to New York where he operated boats for a time between New York and Connecticut. He was also, for a time, gate tender at the entrance of the county almshouse at Schuylkill Haven."

"His newspaper obituary notice says that Captain Charles Brown, 'in command of Company C, 50th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers in the Civil War,' died at his home on Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven, on February 20, 1919. "
(from Zane)

More on the Web

Source: a brief biography from the USGenWeb Archives on RootsWeb by Jay Zane.

Birth

Date not known; Schuylkill County, PA

Death

2/20/1919 Schuylkill Haven, PA