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Lewis Gove Brown

  • Birth 31 Oct 1841 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Death 18 May 1889 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 16, Lot 280, Grave 2
  • Memorial ID 5949340

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Soon after the Civil War began, he volunteered for three years service and was mustered into Company E with the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He had attained the rank of Captain by the time his enlistment expired. He then accepted a commission as Colonel to command the 117th U.S. Colored Infantry. The regiment was attached to Major General Godfrey Weitzel's XXV Corps and stationed for a while at Camp Nelson in Kentucky until they were marched into the field and participated in the Siege of Petersburg. The regiment was also present when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse in April, 1865. Brown received a brevet promotion to Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, the regiment continued service and were assigned to Texas and operated along the nation's border at the Rio Grande River to discourage French operations in Mexico. The regiment was finally mustered out in 1867. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound when he was 47 years old. He is honored as an officer of colored troops on the African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C.

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  • Added: 11 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5949340
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Gove Brown (31 Oct 1841–18 May 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5949340, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .