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Civil War Soldiers - Brown

Brown, Egbert B., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born at Brownsville, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1816. He obtained the rudiments of an education at Tecumseh, Mich., and then, being thrown upon his own resources, was employed as helper on a whaling voyage around the world. He was afterwards employed at various occupations in Toledo, Ohio, became mayor of that city in 1849, and then, removing to St. Louis in 1852, was, until 1861, a railroad manager. Resigning his position at that time, he was influential in saving the state to the Union, and in May, 1862, was appointed brigadier-general of Missouri volunteers, and in 1863, after the battle of Springfield, was made brigadier-general of United States volunteers. He was severely wounded at the battle of Springfield, and never fully recovered. The troops under his command at that battle were officially complimented for gallantry by the Missouri legislature. He served throughout the war, mainly in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas, coming out of the conflict with one shoulder almost wholly disabled, and a bullet in his hip. In 1866 he was appointed United States pension agent at St. Louis, and held this position two years, resigning at the end of that time to engage in farming at Hastings, Ill. From 1881 to 1884 he was a member of the state board of equalization.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

BROWN, JOHN C., Tennessee.
Colonel, Third Regiment Tennessee Infantry, Provisional Army of Tennessee, May 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., August 30, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., August 4, 1864.

Brigade composed of the Eighteenth, Twenty-sixth, Thirty-second and Forty-fifth Regiments Tennessee Infantry and Newman's Battalion of Tennessee Infantry, Stewart's Division, Polk's Corps, Army of Tennessee. The Third Regiment Tennessee Infantry was subsequently added to the brigade.
Division composed of the brigades of Generals Govan and J. A. Smith, Army of Tennessee.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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