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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