b. 30/05/1842 Jamestown, New York. d. 29/04/1910 Jamestown, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/05/1864 Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia.
Brown was born in Jamestown, New York on 30 May 1842 and enlisted into the Company G, 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry at Ellicott, New York on 23 July 1861. He served in this company until 23 June 1864 when he was transferred to the 120th New York Infantry. It was while still enlisted in the 72nd Volunteer Infantry that Brown would perform the act of gallantry that earned him the Medal of Honor. He mustered out of the army on 3 June 1865, at the conclusion of the war.
In 1902 Brown published a book, The History of the Third Regiment, Excelsior Brigade, 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry.
Voluntarily and under a heavy fire from the enemy, 3 times crossed the field of battle with a load of ammunition in a blanket on his back, thus supplying the Federal forces, whose ammunition had nearly all been expended, and enabling them to hold their position until reinforcement arrived, when the enemy were driven from their position.
BURIAL LOCATION: LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK.
Forrest Section, Lot 60
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