BG Egbert Benson Brown

BG Egbert Benson Brown

Brownville, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 11 Feb 1902 (aged 85)
West Plains, Howell County, Missouri, USA
Burial Cuba, Crawford County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 5894232 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. Mayor of Toledo, Ohio in 1952. When the Civil War began, he was a railroad manager in support of the Union when appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Missouri Volunteer Infantry on August 21, 1861. He was instrumental in saving the city of St. Louis, Missouri from falling into the hands of the Confederates and was appointed Brigadier General commander of Missouri volunteer militia on May 10, 1862. A few months later, on November 29, 1862, he was commissioned as a Brigadier General of US Volunteers. In the Battle of Springfield, January 8, 1863, he was severely wounded, but continued to lead his troops to victory. For his actions at Springfield, he was brevetted Brigadier General. He served through the war, mainly in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. At the October 23, 1864 Battle of Westport, Missouri, while commanding a brigade of cavalry, he ran afoul with division commander Major General Alfred Pleasonton, who had him arrested and relieved of his duties for allegedly failing to obey General Pleasonton's attack order. he sat without a command until January 1865, when he was appointed commander of the District of Rolla. He served through the end of the war, and left the Army with one shoulder totally disabled and a bullet in his hip in November 1865. After the war he served as a United States pension-agent at St. Louis, from 1866 to 1868.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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