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J.T. Brown

J.T. Brown

Confederate (CSA)


John Thompson Brown

(1835 - 1864)

Home State: Virginia

Education: University of Virginia

Command Billet: Artillery Battalion Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Brown's Artillery Battalion (1st Va Artillery)

Before Sharpsburg

A lawyer in Richmond before the War, he was appointed Lieutenant in the Richmond Howitzers in April 1861. He was promoted to Captain in May and Major in September. He was Lieutenant Colonel by the Spring of 1862, and finally Colonel of Artillery in June 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Battalion in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864.

References & notes

Biographical details from Colonels.1 His picture from one in The Long Arm of Lee2. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

A Collection of his papers are at the Virginia Historical Society. The uniform frock coat in which he died was sold at auction in 2007.


02/06/1835; Petersburg, VA


06/05/1864; Spotsylvania, VA


1   Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pg. 78  [AotW citation 887]

2   Wise, Jennings Cropper, The Long Arm of Lee; or, The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia ..., 2 Vols., Lynchburg: JP Bell Company, 1915, Vol. 1, pg. 272  [AotW citation 955]