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W. H. Browne
W. H. Browne

Federal (USV)


William Henry Browne

(1825 - 1900)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 36th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was appointed Second Lieutenant, 1st New York Volunteers, 3 December 1846, and resigned 31 December 1847 (Mexican War). He was Lieutenant Colonel, 31st New York Infantry, 13 June 1861, and appointed Colonel of the 36th New York Infantry, 2 August 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Honorably mustered out on 15 July 1863. He was Colonel, Veteran Reserve Corps, 19 December 1863 until honorably mustered out on 30 June 1866.

After the War:
He was breveted Brig General for faithful and meritorious service during the war. "In late 1868, the examiners in charge of land conveyance at the US Patent Office [in Washington DC] were Gen. Albin F. Schoepf and Gen. William Henry Browne".1

References, Sources, and other notes:
Service and bio data from Heitman, 2 photograph - which appears to be post-war - from Uriguen.3

More on the Web:
See his burial place and a brief bio at Arlington National Cemetery

Birth Date: 6/24/1825    Birth State: NY    
Death Date: 9/15/1900    Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, VA


1   Dobyns, Kenneth W, The Patent Office Pony: A History of the Early Patent Office, Fredericksburg (Va): Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, Inc., 1994, pg. 173  [AotW citation 275]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 255  [AotW citation 276]

3   Uriguen, Mikel, Photo Gallery (Generals and Brevet Generals), Generals of the Civil War, Published c. 1998, first accessed 01 January 1998, <http://www.generalsandbrevets.com/>, Source page: /bb/bb9.htm  [AotW citation 277]

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