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Thomas Frederick Brown
Birth: Oct. 26, 1842
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1928
Daytona Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commander of Brown's Battery, 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Light Artillery. At Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, his battery was positioned next the the Clump of Trees at the Union center on Cemetery Ridge. During the bombardment prior to Pickett's Charge one of his guns received a direct hit on the muzzle just after the powder had been loaded into the barrel. The incoming shell did explode and killed the two upfront men manning the gun, William Jones, and Alfred Gardner. The gun was retired from the field and eventually sent to the State Capitol in Providence as a momento. In 1971 it was learned that the remaining powder (a pound) was still in the barrel. It was delooted and still is on exhibit there today. Brown's Battery was replaced in the field by Andrew Cowan's Battery. Brown was wounded during the action.
 (bio by: EFB III) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Brown (1808 - 1894)
  Elizabeth Fenner Rhodes Brown (1809 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Hill Brown (1840 - 1930)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Waterman Brown Ripley (1834 - 1914)*
  Alice Rhodes Brown (1839 - 1918)*
  Thomas Frederick Brown (1842 - 1928)
  Zephaniah Brown (1844 - 1911)*
  Elizabeth Rhodes Brown (1848 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Group 31
 
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Record added: Oct 15, 2001
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Thomas Frederick Brown
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