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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Benjamin J. Brown

(c. 1842 - 1920)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Virginia Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farmer in Chesterfield, VA, he mustered as Private, Company H, 19th Virginia Infantry on 24 May 1861 at Amherst Court House. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 26 July, 2nd Sergeant 18 November, and First Sergeant on 13 February 1862. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 28 April and promoted to Captain on 27 June 1862.

On the Campaign

It is not clear what role, if any, Captain Brown had on the Maryland Campaign, but he wrote the after-action Report for the Regiment.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in the left ankle and right foot in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and captured there on the 4th. He was treated at a hospital in Chester, PA and confined at Point Lookout, MD by 4 October, and was in the hospital there.. He was transferred to Johnson's Island, OH, date not given, and paroled there on 9 December 1863. He was exchanged at City Point, VA on 24 February 1865.

After the War

He lived in Washington, DC, and was active in the United Confederate Veterans Camp there.

References & notes

Service and other details from Ervin L. Jordan's 19th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1987) via the Historical Data Systems database. Basic dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

05/30/1920 Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA