Sgt Webster “Web” Brown

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Mar 1865 (aged 24)
Bentonville, Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Lost at War, Specifically: Killed in Action - Battle of Bentonville - Exact Location Unknown
Memorial ID 94259349 · View Source
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Following is an excerpt from an article published in the San Francisco Call - February 12, 1891: remained to Webster to gloriously lay down his life in the midst of battle. He had gone into the war as a private, but with the determination to win the laurels of victory or die in the attempt. Stalwart of form and handsome, he made a dashing soldier, and proudly his mother and sister bade him good-by as he shouldered his musket and marched away.


From the first he was cast into the thickest of the strife, but always managed to communicate with the old home, telling of his hopes and achievements. Soon he no longer wrote as a private; he had stepped forward and another stripe was added to his sleeve. It was just after these happy tidings had reached his mother that a New York paper announced the terrible battle of Bentonville, between Johnson's forces and the Army of Tennessee. Captain Campbell remained to tell the story of Webster's bravery. As Orderly Sergeant of Company C, Fourth Iowa Infantry, he had dashed into the thickest of the fight, only to fall helpless with his companions beneath the merciless fire of the rebel artillery...


Brown, Webster. (Veteran.) Age 20. Residence Guthrie Center, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted Dec. 16, 1861. Mustered Dec. 22, 1861. Promoted Fourth Sergeant Nov. 30, 1863; First Sergeant Dec. 16, 1864. Re-enlisted and Re-mustered Jan. 25, 1865. Killed in battle March 21, 1865, Bentonville, N. C.

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  • Created by: Jo Frederiksen
  • Added: 27 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94259349
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Webster “Web” Brown (12 Mar 1841–21 Mar 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94259349, ; Maintained by Jo Frederiksen (contributor 47253879) Lost at War, who reports a Killed in Action - Battle of Bentonville - Exact Location Unknown.