|Death: ||Sep. 19, 1863|
Civil War Soldier.
Residence Columbia City, IN;
Enlisted on 8/19/1862 as a Corporal.
On 8/19/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. 74th Indiana Infantry.
He was Killed on 9/19/1863 at Chickamauga, GA.
Northern Indianian Dec, 31st, 1863
A Brave Boy
I take the position that heroic deeds performed by privates in the army and who are killed on the battle-field, ought not to be interred with their bones, but should live after them.
This is why I pay this small tribute of respect to the memory of John C. Brown of Co. B, 74th Ind. Regiment. He was with his regiment, when it charged up Missionary Ridge, stormed and took the rebel rifle pits and forts; capturing a number of pieces of artillery, and many small arms and quite a number of prisoners. After all this had been accomplished, this young hero thought it was his duty to capture the rebel flag, so he made after the rebel color-bearer, who was retreating down the mountain with other rebels pell-mell. Three different times did this brave boy charge the rebel color-bearer with his bayonet, and as many times the thrusts were passed off, when he (Brown) was shot dead by a rebel sharpshooter. Thus perished this young man; fifty yards in advance of his comrades, and in the midst of retreating rebels.
I am not acquainted with the father of this young hero, but learn that he lives in Whitley County, Indiana. No doubt he is bowed down at the melancholy news of the death of his boy, but he has this to console him in his declining years, that the memory of his heroic son will be cherished by his comrades and every patriotic citizen, who love the brave, but despise the coward. J.K.L.
Chattanooga, Tenn, Dec. 6th 1863
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: It is currently unknown where the remains of John C. Brown rest.
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Jan 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33192779
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Added: Jan. 24, 2009