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Federal (USV)


John Brown

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Philadelphia, he enlisted there as a Private in Company M, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company F about 1 November 1862 and mustered out on 24 August 1864.

References & notes

His status as missing at Antietam from Nelson1 with service details from the Card File.2


c. 1842


1   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 16919]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 27831]