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Confederate (CSV)


William Morton Brown

(1838 - 1902)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Washington College (now W&L), Class of 1858

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Rockbridge (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old teacher in Brownsburg, VA, he enlisted as Private in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery on 2 May 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on the 20th, 3rd Sergeant on 20 August, and was elected First Lieutenant on 22 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was severely bruised by a shell in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Gettysburg in July 1863, and captured nearby at Waterloo, PA on 5 July. He was held at Johnson's Island, OH until exchanged on 24 February 1865.

After the War

He was a Virginia State Senator and later Comptroler of Texas.

References & notes

His service and other details from Driver.1 His casualty details from Captain Poague's casualty list for the battery (Confederate States Army Casualty Lists and Narrative Reports, RG 109, NARA); online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has his birth year as 1839.

He married Mary Lea Dill (1855-1938) in September 1877 and they had 5 children.


02/23/1838; Wilmington, NC


08/02/1902; Austin, TX; burial in Texas State Cemetery, Austin, TX


1   Driver, Jr., Robert J., The 1st and 2nd Rockbridge Artillery, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 26237]