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Federal (USV)


David Paul Brown

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 71st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service in Company C, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the side and face in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm Hospital, Sharpsburg , MD, but died there the same day of his wounds.

After the War

He was originally buried in Philanthropic Cemetery, Philadelphia County, but later moved to Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, who has him killed in action. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database. Casualty and hospital information from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Possibly named for the famous Philadelphia lawyer and abolitionist David Paul Brown (1795-1872).


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11694]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 144  [AotW citation 16608]