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Henry R. Browne
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1841
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1862
Arkansas, USA

U.S. Naval Officer. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Reverend Samuel J. Browne and Elizabeth B. Browne. He joined the U.S Navy during the Civil War in 1862 and served as a Signal Officer on a gunboat, the "U.S.S. Mound City." He was killed during the Battle of Fort St. Charles on the White River in Arkansas when the gunboat exploded after it was hit by a Confederate cannonball on June 17, 1862. The cannon shot fired into a port hole and entered the boiler causing a severe explosion which killed 129 of the crew. The shot has been described as the most destructive single shot fired during the war. The gunboat was part of a Federal fleet consisting of eight vessels that attempted to force their way upstream past Confederate shore batteries that were defended by Captain Joseph Fry. A large funeral for Browne was held at Spring Grove Cemetery on June 23, 1862. He was 20 years old. The inscription on the Browne Family monument reads that he was "Killed During the Rebellion. Died in Peace. The Flag of My Country Triumphs." His brother, Symmes E. Browne, also served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel J Browne (1788 - 1872)
  Esther Barton Atlee Browne (1804 - 1877)
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza Browne (____ - 1838)**
  Pearson C Browne (1832 - 1894)**
  Symmes E. Browne (1837 - 1930)**
  Emma E Browne Hunt (1840 - 1893)*
  Henry R. Browne (1841 - 1862)
  Charlotte Edwards Browne Stokes (1843 - 1936)*
  George S. J. Browne (1847 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 24, Lot 4
 
Created by: K Guy
Record added: Nov 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22944459
Henry R. Browne
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Henry R. Browne
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Henry R. Browne
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