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J.S. Fillebrown

J.S. Fillebrown

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

James Sullivan Fillebrown

(1828 - 1884)

Home State: Maine

Command Billet: Regimental Lt Colonel

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He was commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the First Maine Infantry 3 May 1861 for 3 months' service, and mustered out with them in August. He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment 4 October 1861 (to date from 28 September) as it re-formed for further service and became the 10th Maine Infantry.

On the Campaign

He wrote the Official Report for the regiment in the battle, such as he saw of it. He says: "The men went into the woods some few rods, when I was knocked from my horse by Colonel Beal's horse, which had been twice mortally wounded, and, returning, gave me a severe kick in the stomach, entirely disabling me for three days."

The rest of the War

He mustered out at the end of his term on 8 May 1863.

After the War

By 1868 he was Collector of the Internal Revenue in Columbia, SC. In the 1870 Federal Census he was a trial justice in Darlington County, SC.

References & notes

His service from Gould's History,1 source also of his photograph. Details from Jerry Fillebrown's family genealogy page


8/7/1828; Readfield, ME


4/15/1884; Brooklyn, NY; burial in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY