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Egbert Benson Brown
Birth: Oct. 4, 1816
Brownville
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1902
Cuba
Crawford County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. When the Civil War began, he was a railroad manager in support of the Union when appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Missouri Volunteer Infantry on August 21, 1861. He was instrumental in saving the city of St. Louis, Missouri from falling into the hands of the Confederates and was appointed Brigadier General commander of Missouri volunteer militia on May 10, 1862. A few months later, on November 29, 1862, he was commissioned as a Brigadier General of US Volunteers. In the Battle of Springfield, January 8, 1863, he was severely wounded, but continued to lead his troops to victory. For his actions at Springfield, he was brevetted Brigadier General. He served through the war, mainly in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. At the October 23, 1864 Battle of Westport, Missouri, while commanding a brigade of cavalry, he ran afoul with division commander Major General Alfred Pleasonton, who had him arrested and relieved of his duties for allegedly failing to obey General Pleasonton's attack order. he sat without a command until January 1865, when he was appointed commander of the District of Rolla. He served through the end of the war, and left the Army with one shoulder totally disabled and a bullet in his hip in November 1865. After the war he served as a United States pension-agent at St. Louis, from 1866 to 1868. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph White Brown (1793 - 1880)
  Cornelia Tryon Brown (1795 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary S Davidson Brown (1817 - 1898)
 
 Children:
  Joseph Brown (1849 - 1891)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis Cass Brown (____ - 1841)*
  Egbert Benson Brown (1816 - 1902)
  John Tryon Brown (1818 - 1845)*
  Josephine Brown (1824 - 1873)*
  Jacob Brown (1826 - 1840)*
  William A. Brown (1829 - 1853)*
  Patterson Brown (1831 - 1843)*
  Mason K. Brown (1833 - 1843)*
  Ione Brown Waite (1837 - 1900)*
  Cornelia M. Brown (1845 - 1851)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kinder Cemetery
Cuba
Crawford County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5894232
Egbert Benson Brown
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- Laura Evans Schnabel
 Added: Jul. 19, 2016
Gen Egbert B Brown,87 years of age,died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at the residence of his grandson,J. H. McFarland. Gen. Brown was born at Toledo,Ohio,and his boyhood and his early manhood were spent there. He was engaged in the mercantile business,and...(Read more)
- Lindan S Caldwell
 Added: Mar. 5, 2016

- SIMON
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014
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