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Federal (USV)


Thomas Brown, Jr.

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A shoemaker in Marblehead, he enlisted in Company H, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 21 in May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm Hospital, Sharpsburg, but died of wounds on 19 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1, who has him as killed in action at Antietam. Casualty details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/28/1839; Marblehead, MA


09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 380 - 403  [AotW citation 14463]

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. 145  [AotW citation 16908]