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Confederate (CSV)


John Smith Brown

(1841 - 1928)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 20, from the Abbeville District, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal on 13 May 1862 and was slightly wounded in the hand at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in General Hospital #22 in Richmond, Va to 11 November 1862, then furloughed for 30 days. He was promoted to First Corporal on 8 July 1863. He was wounded again, by a gunshot to the jaw in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and in the arm at Berryville, VA in September 1864. He was on a 60 day furlough when he was appointed 5th Sergeant on 28 September 1864. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled on 2 May at Goldsboro, NC.

After the War

He moved to Houston County, TX from South Carolina about 1878.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and Swain.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of a post-war photograph of him.

He married Harriet Tabitha Brown (probably not related, 1851-1907) about 1875 and they had 6 children. His (future) father-in-law John Lord Brown was in the 5th South Carolina Reserves and died at Camp Griffin (VA?) of measles in 1862.


12/09/1841; Mount Carmel, McCormick, SC


01/30/1928; Kennard, TX; burial in Cedar Point Cemetery, Houston County, TX


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company C, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24193]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 451  [AotW citation 24443]