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Capt William D. Brown

Capt William D. Brown

Death 2 Jul 1863
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 29283895 · View Source
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Confederate officer. Commander of the Chesapeake Artillery. Killed at Gettysburg - July 2, 1863.

At the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 2, 1863, during the artillery duel with the Union batteries on Cemetery Hill, Captain Brown was mortally wounded, as he spoke to his men in position on Benner's Hill. A solid shot smashed into his right leg, passed through his horse, and then broke the bones in the left leg. As the horse fell to the ground, three of Brown's ribs were broken.

Captain Brown was taken to the Christian Benner Farm and treated here for his wounds. Upon his death, he was buried there under a large walnut tree east of Rock Creek.

Brown's body was removed from its temporary grave on July 31, 1863, and buried in Green Mount Cemetery, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt William D. Brown (unknown–2 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29283895, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by EFB III (contributor 46863003) .