MAJ Oscar James Brown


MAJ Oscar James Brown

Gordon County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 Sep 1906 (aged 52)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Plot WH
Memorial ID 26225085 View Source


Well Known Native Georgia, Who commanded Second Georgia, Yields to Pneumonia Caused by Long Practice March.

Major Oscar Brown, of the First United States cavalry, died at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Thursday night, as the result of pneumonia caused, it is said, by exposure during a long march. News of the death of Major Brown reached Atlanta yesterday, in a telegram to T. A. Burke, whose wife is a relative of Major Brown. The telegram also stated that the body would be sent to Athens, Ga., for burial and will pass through Atlanta on its way there sometime next week.

The news of Major Brown's death will be received in Georgia with deep regret. He was stationed here for several years and while here made many friends who knew him well and loved him for his big-hearted and whole-soulted nature.

Major Brown was appointed from Georgia to the military academy at West Point in 1872, and graduated in 1877. He went with the First United States cavalry immediately upon leaving the military academy and has been connected with that regiment ever since, except when detached on special duty, as he was while in Georgia. He was promoted to captain in 1896, and on November 30, 1904, received a majority.

From 1895 until May, 1898, Major Brown was located in Georgia, having been detailed to serve with the state troops here as acting assistant adjutant general and as acting inspector general, in which capacity he made numerous friends among the militiamen and others with whom he came in contact.

In 1898 he was appointed by Governor Atkinson as colonel of the Second Georgia United States volunteer regiment for service in the war with Spain, and he remained at the head of that regiment until the close of the war, returning then to the First cavalry.

The funeral will take place in Athens sometime next week, where Major Brown has a sister. He also has a brother living in Georgia. Major Brown was unmarried.

Funeral at Athens.

Athens, Ga., September 14--(Special.)--Major Oscar J. Brown, United States army, who died last night at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., will be buried here Sunday afternoon. His sister, Mrs. E. S. Lyndon, of this city, was with him when he died, and will accompany the body to Athens.

ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 15 September 1906, page 3

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