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Harry Roscoe Brandenburg
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1896
Harmony
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1916
El Valle
Baja California Sur, Mexico

[From Saturday, 9 December 1916 Gettysburg (PA) Star & Sentinel]
"Frederick Trooper Meets Death Cleaning Pistol: Sispicion [sic] of Foul Play Dispelled With Official Word From Captain of Command.
"All speculation as to the manner in which Trooper Roscoe Brandenburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brandenburg, near Harmony, Frederick county, met his death at Camp Vadooe, 'somewhere in Mexico' was stopped Friday when the parents received a communication from Captain Barton, Troop L, United States cavalry service, to the effect that the youth accidentally shot himself while cleaning a service revolver on November 16.
"The commander of the troop, in his letter, said that the bullet entered the chest, penetrating to the heart, causing almost instand death. He said that just a few minutes before the accident, young Brandenburg had been talking with his companions. He left the group, with the explanation that 'it would soon be time for inspection, and that he had to clean his revolver.' A few minutes later the report of the revolver shot was heard. His comrades investigated and found Brandenburg lying on his cot. The company's physician was summoned but the youth had died within a few moments after the shot had been heard." 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Clayton Brandenburg (1866 - 1938)
  Clara Mae Alexander Brandenburg (1863 - 1942)
 
 Siblings:
  Lora Mae Brandenburg Waters (1889 - 1972)*
  John Francis Brandenburg (1891 - 1954)*
  Gorman Clayton Brandenburg (1892 - 1934)*
  Leslie Clarence Brandenburg (1894 - 1947)*
  Harry Roscoe Brandenburg (1896 - 1916)
  Mary Elizabeth Brandenburg Burkholder (1898 - 1974)*
  Alice Catherine Brandenburg Adkins (1899 - 1994)*
  Charles Alexander Brandenburg (1901 - 1971)*
  Russel Roy Brandenburg (1904 - 1974)*
  James Adam Brandenburg (1906 - 1906)*
  Leo Frederick Brandenburg (1907 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Military Service 1916 Mexican War: Pvt 1st 12/12/15; Corp 2/6/16; Sgt 5/3/16; Dep Brig-Co M 63 M 63 Inf 10/5/16
 
Burial:
Christ Reformed Cemetery
Middletown
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Gary L. Evans
Record added: Dec 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62857715
Harry Roscoe Brandenburg
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In memory of great-unclue Roscoe,
- Ann T
 Added: Aug. 5, 2015
 
 
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