John Thompson Brown(1835 - 1864)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Artillery Battalion Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Brown's Artillery Battalion (1st Va Artillery)
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A lawyer in Richmond before the War, he was appointed Lieutenant in the Richmond Howitzers in April 1861. He was promoted to Captain in May and Major in September. He was Lieutenant Colonel by the Spring of 1862, and finally Colonel of Artillery in June 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was killed in action at the Wilderness, May 6, 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
The Collection of his papers are at the Virginia Historical Society.The uniform frock coat in which he died was sold at auction in 2007. Biographical details from Colonels1, and the image above from Long Arm of Lee2.
|Birth Date: 02/06/1835 Place of Birth: Petersburg, VA |
College: University of Virginia
Death Date: 06/05/1864 Death Place: Spotsylvania, VA
1 Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pg. 78 [AotW citation 887]
2 Wise, Jennings Cropper, The Long Arm of Lee; or, The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia ..., 2 Vols., Lynchburg: JP Bell Company, 1915, Vol. 1, pg. 272 [AotW citation 955]
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