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Federal (USV)


Merrick S. Brown

(1835 - 1884)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old farmer from Bartholomew County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, shot in the pelvis and lower abdomen, and captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was paroled 15 May at US Ford, VA, and treated at field hospitals at Potomac Creek and Acquia Creek, VA, then a hospital in Washington, DC. He was sent to Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, VA on 26 September 1863, and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 10 January 1864. He was discharged for wounds on 18 March 1864 in Washington, DC.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database (which has him as Merick S. Brown). Chancellorsville details from Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




09/01/1884; burial in Carter Chapel Cemetery, Columbus, IN


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. 145  [AotW citation 16923]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 580  [AotW citation 18439]