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Federal (USV)


John Theophilus Bruen

(1818 - 1898)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: New York Light Artillery, 10th Battery

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 42 year old machinist in Brooklyn, NY. He enrolled in Washington DC on 21 September 1861 as a Captain in the 71st New York Infantry, but transferred and mustered as Captain, 10th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery on 26 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 4 June 1863.

After the War

By 1870 he was a paper collar manufacturer in Brooklyn and in 1880 he was operating a machine shop there.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Frances M. Hoyt (1829-1894) and they had 11 children between 1842 and 1874.


1818; Baden-W├╝rttemberg, GERMANY


11/09/1898; White Horse, NJ; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1898, Ser. No. 15, pg. 531  [AotW citation 29512]