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William Rufus Brown
Birth: Oct. 11, 1823
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1891
Independence
Montgomery County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He entered Civil War service on July 22, 1861, when he was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company E, 4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. He led his company for over a year, then was honorably mustered out on August 31, 1862. A little over a month later he rejoined the Union war effort, being commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 13th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. At it's beginning the regiment only had eight of the required ten companies needed for a full regiment, so William Brown held command of the unit as a Lieutenant Colonel until January 1864, when the final two companies joined, completing it's organization. On January 18, 1864 William Brown was promoted to Colonel. Initially service in the brigade of General Rutherford B. Hayes, Colonel Brown took over brigade command when the future 19th United States President was elected to Congress, and resigned his commission. Colonel Brown was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war". (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Violetta R. Burnap Brown (1834 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  S. Allen Brown (1851 - 1934)*
  Sallie Brown Gilman (1855 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Independence
Montgomery County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 107
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
Record added: Jun 23, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14710178
William Rufus Brown
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- Lazer
 Added: Oct. 11, 2013
Happy B-Day RIP
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 Added: Oct. 11, 2010

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 Added: Oct. 11, 2010
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