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Federal (USV)


William Henry Browne

(1825 - 1900)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 36th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was appointed Second Lieutenant, 1st New York Volunteers, 3 December 1846, and resigned 31 December 1847 (Mexican War). He was Lieutenant Colonel, 31st New York Infantry, 13 June 1861, and appointed Colonel of the 36th New York Infantry, 2 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

Honorably mustered out on 15 July 1863. He was Colonel, Veteran Reserve Corps, 19 December 1863 until honorably mustered out on 30 June 1866.

After the War

He was breveted Brig General for faithful and meritorious service during the war. "In late 1868, the examiners in charge of land conveyance at the US Patent Office [in Washington DC] were Gen. Albin F. Schoepf and Gen. William Henry Browne".1

References & notes

Service and bio data from Heitman.2

More on the Web

See his burial place and a brief bio at Arlington National Cemetery


6/24/1825; New Brunswick, NJ


9/15/1900; Charles Town, WV; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, VA


1   Dobyns, Kenneth W, The Patent Office Pony: A History of the Early Patent Office, Fredericksburg (Va): Sergeant Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, Inc., 1994, pg. 173  [AotW citation 275]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, pg. 255  [AotW citation 276]