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Confederate (CSV)


Coleman C. Brown

(1834 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old merchant in Covington in Newton County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 6 May 1862 in Coweta County and he was elected First Lieutenant of his Company on 29 May.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He died on Elias Grove's Farm near Sharpsburg and was buried on the field; date not given.

After the War

He was probably reinterred in the Washington Confederate Cemetery in Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster,2 which says he was killed outright at Sharpsburg on 17 September, and his Compiled Service Records, US National Archives, online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Frances Elizabeth Reynolds (1836-1891) in October 1855 in Newton County and they had 4 children.


1834; Covington, GA


1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4585]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 13783]