|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1842|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1914|
At age 19, Willis E. Brown enlisted as first sergeant in the 21st Iowa Infantry. With General Grant heading the Union troops, he fought in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, and Black River Bridge (preparatory to the siege and assault on Vicksburg, Mississippi, in May 1863). He was wounded twice at Black River Bridge. After being appointed first lieutenant, he took part in the siege and capture of Spanish Fort, Alabama (part of the campaign against Mobile). Brown moved to Eugene in 1888 and founded the Brown Lumber Company of Cottage Grove. He also was a director of the Eugene Electric Light Company and the president of the Eugene Loan and Savings Bank.
Theresa E Warner Brown (1815 - 1905)*
Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Jan 13, 2008
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