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Gen Lewis G. Brown
Birth: Oct. 31, 1841
Death: May 18, 1889

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Soon after the Civil War began, he volunteered for three years service and was mustered into Company E with the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He had attained the rank of Captain by the time his enlistment expired. He then accepted a commission as Colonel to command the 117th U.S. Colored Infantry. The regiment was attached to Major General Godfrey Weitzel's XXV Corps and stationed for a while at Camp Nelson in Kentucky until they were marched into the field and participated in the Siege of Petersburg. The regiment was also present when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in April, 1865. Brown received a brevet promotion to Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, the regiment continued service and were assigned to Texas and operated along the nation's border at the Rio Grande River to discourage French operations in Mexico. The regiment was finally mustered out in 1867. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound when he was 47 years old. He is honored as an officer of colored troops on the African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C. (bio by: K Guy) 
Spring Grove Cemetery
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 16, Lot 280, Grave 2
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5949340
Gen Lewis G. Brown
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Gen Lewis G. Brown
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Gen Lewis G. Brown
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