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Federal (USV)


John Brown

(c. 1831 - ?)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 30, he enlisted on 30 July 1861 and mustered as First Lieutenant, Company B, 30th Ohio Infantry on 31 August. He was promoted to Captain of Company F on 18 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was held in Richmond, VA and paroled home to Ohio from Fortress, Monroe, VA, dates not given.

Seeing in the papers, after his return, that he had been exchanged, he returned to his regiment without waiting for the official information of his exchange, and an order to return to duty. He was, in consequence, discharged the service [on 31 January 1863] by order of the Secretary of War.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1. The quote above from Brinkerhoff.2


c. 1831


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pp. 399, 411  [AotW citation 22182]

2   Brinkerhoff, Henry Rowan, History of the Thirtieth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from its Organization to the Fall of Vicksburg, Miss., Columbus: James W. Osgood, Printer, 1863, pg. 108  [AotW citation 22183]