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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Newton Brown

(1832 - ?)

Home State: South Carolina

Command Billet: Company Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th South Carolina Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

He studied law in Laurens, South Carolina, and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He enlisted as Private in a 90 day Regiment, and served at Charleston Harbor Jan - March 1861. He then returned to Laurens and organized Company E of the Fourteenth South Carolina Volunteers, and as Captain of that company, he re-entered the service on August 16, of 1861.

On the Campaign

Commanded Company E at Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg, and Shepherdstown, and wrote the Regiments official after-action reports.

The rest of the War

On February 20, 1863, he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of that regiment. He became colonel of the regiment on September 17, of 1863, continuing in that command until the close of the war. He commanded the regiment in most of the important battles from Chancellorsville until April 2, 1865, when he was captured at the fall of Petersburg and was held as a prisoner of war at Johnson"s Island until July of 1865.

After the War

Practiced law and banking.

More on the Web

Material quoted from James Calvin Hemphill, Men Of Mark in South Carolina, 1907; parts online.


12/16/1832; Anderson, SC


Date not known