|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1846|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1864|
Isaac was born and raised near Mount Ayr, Ringold County, Iowa. When he turned 18, he enlisted in the 29th Iowa volunteer infantry regiment, the same unit in which his brother Dempsey had served and died. Isaac's regiment participated in the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry, which was "one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles." The battle is described in detail at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jenkins'_Ferry. His regiment's involvement is described in the book below on pages 1343-44.
At the time of the American Civil War, the germ theory of disease was not yet understood. It was not until the 1880s that human feces were found to harbor the pathogens of diarrhea and dysentery. Ignorance of this hazard meant that a lack of adequate sanitation in the military camps caused intestinal diseases among most of the soldiers. As a result Isaac, like his brother Dempsey and many other Union soldiers, perished from "chronic diarrhea" rather than from the fighting.
From "Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Vol. 3, 17th-31st regiments Infantry," by Guy E. Logan, p. 1364
Brown, Isaac C., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 18 on January 4, 1864; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Died of disease at Little Rock, Arkansas hospital on October 2, 1864. Interment at National Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas, Section 2, grave 92.
William Brown (1794 - 1852)
Susanna Waggoner Brown (1807 - 1874)
Rachel Brown Dennis (1829 - 1881)*
Joel Brown (1830 - 1913)*
Dempsey Brown (1832 - 1863)*
Willis Brown (1833 - 1922)*
Malenia Ann Brown Wiley (1835 - 1902)*
Rebecca Brown (1837 - 1840)*
Sarah Brown Cowan (1838 - 1900)*
Mary Brown Vollnogel (1840 - 1923)*
Isaac Brown (1846 - 1864)
William Jasper Brown (1850 - 1916)*
CO. G 29 IOWA INF.
Little Rock National Cemetery
Plot: , 92
Maintained by: Darrell Brown
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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