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William A. Brown
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Birth: 1825, England
Death: May 25, 1888
Dansville
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Co B 3rd Mich Cavalry

Brown, William, Resident of Dansville, Mich., enlisted in Jackson on Sept. 3,1862, for 3 years, age 33, mustered Sept 8, 1862. Discharged Nov. 7, 1865 at San Antonia, Texas.

History: In March, 1862, in the Mississippi River. The water at this place was extremly bad, and more sickness was contracted here than at any one period of the four and a half years' service of the regiment, the death rate being very heavy.

The regiment did efficient service in northern Mississippi and Tennessee during the winter of 1863.

They destroyed an immense amount of railroad stock, including 60 locomotives and nearly 500 cars. During the following months of the year, by continuous marches and fighting, it succeeded in driving from the country the notorious bands of guerrillas that had long infested that section. It met on several occasions the forces under Generals Forest and Chalmers, and severe engagements took place at Ripley, Orizaba and Ellistown,Miss., and at Purdy and Jack's Creek, Tenn.

Here it was employed in guarding the Mexican border, where it performed garrison duty and engaged in constant scouting. Its headquarters were at San Antonio, where General Sheridan was sent to command the military Department of the SW. This is where William mustered out.

Information taken from Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1864.

William immigrated from England in about 1850.

1880 US Census: William, age 52 and Sarah, age 50 are living in Ingham, Ingham, Michigan. A farm hand is living with them. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Brown (1804 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Kitchen Brown (1825 - 1905)
 
 Sibling:
  William A. Brown (1825 - 1888)
  Sophia Brown Martin (1831 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
William Brown died May 25, 1888 aged 63 yrs. - Sarah wife of William Brown died Nov. 21, 1905 aged 80 yrs. "At rest"

"WILLIAM" foot stone
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Dansville
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 332 Row 9 Sec 3A
 
Created by: DTQuester
Record added: May 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37616951
William A. Brown
Added by: DTQuester
 
William A. Brown
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- BECKIE SHOAF MACKENZIE
 Added: Aug. 22, 2009

- BECKIE SHOAF MACKENZIE
 Added: Aug. 22, 2009
 
 
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