|Death: ||Mar. 20, 1905|
Samuel Crombie Brown was born around 1845 in a British commercial colony in the Czarist Russian city of St. Petersburg, Russia. He first migrated to Scotland and from Scotland to the United States, when he was 18 years of age. Enlisted as a private in the Union Army's 61st Massachusetts Infantry, at Franklin, Ma. on August 29, 1864. Eight months after his enlistment, on April 1, 1865, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal, but by his own request was reduced in rank back to that of a private. Brown's unit participated in the Appomattox Campaign, the occupation of Petersburg, Virginia, pursued Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and marched to Washington D.C. for the Union's "Grand Review"; on May 23, 1865. Brown also saw heated action at Hatcher's Run and Fort Mahone, before being mustered out near Alexandria, Virginia on June 17, 1865. Samuel Crombie Brown died on March 20, 1905from "exhaustion and malignant larynx", said to be related to a war injury to his jaw. Source: http://www.acwv.info/jx-brown-samuel.htm
New South Wales, Australia
Plot: Church of England Section.
Created by: Bev
Record added: Jun 26, 2006
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