Dexter Brown

Dexter Brown

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 16 Dec 1862 (aged 23)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot A1164
Memorial ID 71279507 · View Source
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Note May 2018: The original burial records from 1862 read that he served with "Company H, 15th New York Infantry". However, his hospital record and the VA interment record list Mass, but it's likely that's where the typo originated (and persisted). per contributor Tanya (#48977220).

Son of Benedict and Hannah P. (Spencer) Brown.

On 12 Jul 1861 Dexter mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years and 10 days old.

He died on 15 Dec 1862 at Baltimore, Maryland, unmarried, of dysentery, and the death was registered in Northbridge, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 5 months and 13 days old.

A memorial cenotaph was placed in the family cemetery in Rhode Island.

Why this headstone in Maryland is designated "NY" is an open question. However, this is the man who enlisted in the 15th Massachusetts.


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