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M.W. Brown

M.W. Brown

Federal (USV)


Mathew William Brown

(1839 - 1881)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private in the 35th Infantry in 1861.

On the Campaign

Muster records show Brown was Company C cook for the period including the Battle.

The rest of the War

Mathew mustered out of the 35th NY Infantry in June of 1863 at the end of the Regiment's term of service. A month later he married Anna Frances Bacon on July 5th 1863. A month after that on August 21, 1863, he enlisted in Co. G of the 20th NY Cavalry. The 20th was organized by Colonel Newton B. Lord, formerly commander of the 35th Infantry.

After the War

He and his wife moved to Kewaunee County, Wisconsin after the war and started their family. His obituary reported that he was a night watchman on the harbor pier in Sheboygan. His body was found in Lake Michigan several days after he was reported missing. He had drowned. Ironically, on Aug. 4, 1881, only two months before, he had applied for his Military Pension.

References & notes

Above information compiled and contributed by GGreat Grandson Doug Lane from Brown's Service and Pension Records (US National Archives) and obituary. The photograph is from one in his collection.

More on the Web

New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center


08/01/1839 in Kingston, Ontario, CANADA


10/12/1881; Sheboygan, Wisconsin; burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Sheboygan, Wisconsin