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 Henry Willis Brown

Henry Willis Brown

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Oct 1892 (aged 76)
Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 16
Memorial ID 4821 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. Commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 3rd New Jersey Infantry. Served with distinction as a regimental commander in the famed First New Jersey Brigade. He commanded the brigade itself in the Battle of Chancellorsville (in the absence of its normal commander) and the Battle of the Wilderness (where he was wounded). Despite is wholly creditable battle record, his desire to be a General grated against superior officers, and he was discharged after his Wilderness wound. When he died it was revealed that he had at least 3 wives at one time, and several children, none who knew of each other. Two of his widows applied for Widows pensions, causing much confusion as to who deserves it for years.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4821
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Willis Brown (5 Jul 1816–25 Oct 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4821, citing Central Cemetery, Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .