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Confederate (CSV)


Richard M. Brown

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 23, he enlisted in Charleston on 2 May 1861 and mustered as a Private in Company K, 2nd South Carolina Infantry on 23 May.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot, a bone broken, and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 3 October and admitted to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 22 October, but he died there of wounds on 7 November 1862. He was buried the next day "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick."

After the War

He was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett,1 who has him as R.M. Brown, Company B. His service from Salley,2 as R.M. Browne, and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD (source of his date of death), and may still be there. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,4 in Company B, 2nd SC Cavalry.


c. 1838 in NC


11/07/1862; Frederick, 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 4587]

2   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pg. 264  [AotW citation 19049]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30281]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.290  [AotW citation 30282]