LTC Ridgely Brown

LTC Ridgely Brown

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Death 1 Jun 1864 (aged 30)
Maryland, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried in Maryland
Memorial ID 29819354 · View Source
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Lieut.-Col. Ridgely Brown, commanding First Maryland cavalry, fell in battle on the 1st instant near the South Anna. He died as a soldier prefers to die, leading a victorious charge.
As an officer, kind and careful; as a soldier, brave and true; as a gentleman, chivalrous; as a Christian, gentle and modest; no one in the Confederate army surpassed him in the hold he had on the hearts of his men and the place in the esteem of his superiors. Of the rich blood that Maryland has lavished on every battle field, none is more precious than his and that of our other brave comrades in arms who fell in the four days previous, on the hill sides of Hanover. His command has lost a friend most steadfast, but his commanding officer is deprived of an assistant invaluable. To the first he was ever as careful as a father, to the latter as true as a brother.

Originally buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond City. He was removed in Dec.,1865 and brought to his farm in Unity, Maryland. There is no marker. It is on private property so access is prohibited.


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Gravesite Details , Date Of Burial :, Confederate Soldier State : Maryland Regiment : 1st Company :, Ref: Cemetery Records

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  • Created by: BKGeni
  • Added: 15 Sep 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 29819354
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Ridgely Brown (12 Nov 1833–1 Jun 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29819354, ; Maintained by BKGeni (contributor 46895980) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Buried in Maryland.