Sanford B Brown


DeathMarch 9, 1930
CemeteryGrand Island (Grand Island)
PostLyon (Grand Island)
Unit75th Ohio Infantry, Company B/I

Private Sanford B Brown

Company B/I, 75th Ohio Infantry

Brown was born in Athens County, Ohio in October, 1844. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 10, 1861. Brown served about 44 months. He was discharged on July 26, 1865.

The 75th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp McLain (Cincinnati), Ohio between November 7, 1861 and January 8, 1862. During Brown’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

2nd Battle of Bull Run (VA) (August 29-30, 1862). Regimental losses were 11 killed, 38 wounded, and 20 captured.

Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 1-5, 1863). Regimental losses were 17 killed, 34 wounded, and 42 captured.

Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 25 killled, 59 wounded, and 63 captured.

Unit ordered to Jacksonville (FL) on February 22, 1864.

Battle of Gainesville (FL) (August 17, 1864). Regimental losses were 6 killed, 5 wounded, and 124 captured.

Total regimental losses for the entire Civil War were 4 officers and 110 enlisted men killed in combat operations. In addition, 2 officers and 101 enlisted men died due to disease.

Brown died on March 9, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Brown was a member of the Lyon Post (#11) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Grand Island.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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