|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1864|
Sixty-third Indiana, Company H.
Brown, Jeremiah M., Residence: Covington; Mustered in August 20, 1862; Killed at Lost Mountain, June 16, '64.
- Indiana Adjutant General Report
The name J. M. Brin, on the original grave marker, is not listed in CWSS. There are Brin's in CWSS, but none in regiments that served in the Kennesaw area.
In original Book of Interments (handwritten):
Brin, J. M., 68th Ind, June 17, 1864, H (342) 8702, Originally buried at Kennesaw Mt.
Listed in Roll of Honor, Vol. XXIII, page 59, as B----, J.M., 68th Indiana. Died June 17, 1864. Originally buried on Pine Mountain battlefield, Ga.
Orig. Bur. in a group of 9 graves in a hospital graveyard 3.5 miles west of Pine Mt. - David M. Long, J.M. Brown, J.Q.A. McNutt, Wm Boulds, Unknown, Isaac Hicks, Unknown Co B 100 OVI, Geo. W. Hempstead, Unknown.
Three graves together (H-8702, H-8703, H-8704) were identified in the Original Book of Interments as those of men of the 68th Indiana. However, the 68th IND was not in the vicinity of Gilgal Church in June of 1864. The men's names were also incorrect: Brin is Brown, Nutt is McNutt, W. B. is William Boulds.
Triangulating different sources puts these men in the 63rd Indiana which did lose 5 men killed and 11 wounded during the Battle of Gilgal Church according to the OR. Five buried at MNC: Jeremiah M. Brin/Brown (H8702), John Q A Nutt/McNutt (H8703), William Boulds (H8704), James Penner (H8748), John P. Jack (H8507). The 3 men buried near each other were re-interred from a field hospital graveyard located 3.5 miles west of Pine Mt. J Jack is buried in H8507 not far away from the other 63rd IND soldiers but he was originally buried where he fell near Burnt Hickory Rd.
In August 2008, the VA received sufficient proof of the correct name and replaced the grave marker.
H 8702 is located between:
David Long, 100th Ohio, H 8701
JQA (Mc)Nutt, 63rd Ind Co D, H 8703
Both of whom were in the 23d Army Corps, 3d Division.
From History of Fountain County, Indiana:
Crossing the Etowah river and Pumkin [sic] Vine creek, it moved forward and went into an intrenched position on the Dallas line on the 26th, behind which the 63d lay, under fire of three batteries (the skirmish line being constantly and hotly engaged), until relieved on June 1. Its loss at this place was sixteen wounded.
After this it lay in line of battle from June 3 to June 6, behind works of its own construction, losing one killed and one wounded. It was then held in reserve until the 15th, when it was placed in the front line near Lost Mountain, losing six killed and eight wounded. On the 17th it moved forward to the Kenesaw line, under a brisk fire, but without loss.
Found description of his fatal injury. 07/31/07
"wounded on June 16, 1864, in the attack of the Twenty-third Corps upon the earthworks at Lost Mountain, near Marietta, Georgia. A conoidal musket ball struck his right thigh..."
He married Susannah Brown 28 Aug 1843 in Fountain County, Indiana. Widow, Susannah / Susana Brown, sons, Andrew J, Simon, and John P, moved to Benton Co Indiana by 1870.
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Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: H 8702
Created by: Janet
Record added: May 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19445783