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Lieut Summerfield Putney Brown
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1840
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep., 1865
Virginia, USA

1860 found S.P. Brown in Richmond, living in the household of merchant Ambrose Carlton, his occupation listed as salesman.

On 18 June 1863 Brown enlisted as a 2nd Corporal in Company A, Waller's Battalion of Virginia Volunteers, at Richmond. The company was composed of clerks, cutters, porters, and shoemakers at the Richmond Clothing Depot, and was to be utilized for local defense. Waller's Battalion, also known as the Quartermaster Battalion, was originally designated as 2nd Battalion Virginia Infantry (Local Defense); and was later designated as 2nd Regiment Virginia Infantry (Local Defense Troops). On 1 August 1864 Brown was promoted to First Lieutenant.

Brown survived the war, but not for long. He was buried in Shockoe Hill Cemetery on 27 September 1865, the interment record entry reading, "Killed by fall of Brick." This likely refers to the collapse of ruins from a building destroyed in the Evacuation Fire of April 1865.

(Above summary courtesy of Clayton Shepherd)
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Range 17, Sec. 4
Created by: Jeffry Burden
Record added: Aug 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96147287
Lieut Summerfield Putney Brown
Added by: Jeffry Burden
Lieut Summerfield Putney Brown
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 Added: Jun. 1, 2013

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