Lewis F Brown


BirthNov. 17, 1844
DeathMay 26, 1933
CemeterySt Boniface (Stuart)
PostStewart (Stuart)
Unit32rd Iowa Infantry, Company K

Sergeant Lewis F. Brown

Company K, 32nd Iowa Infantry

Brown was born in Ohio on November 17, 1844. He was living in Iowa Center (Story County), Iowa when he enlisted on August 19, 1862 as a 17 year old private. Brown was mustered in on September 3, 1862 and served about 3 years. He was mustered out on August 24, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa. Brown was promoted 5 times during his military career. He received 3 promotions within the corporal designation and 2 as a sergeant.

The 32nd Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Dubuque on October 6, 1862. During Brown’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Red River Campaign (AR) (March 10-May 22, 1864).

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).

Battle of Tupelo (MS) (July 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 8-April 12, 1865).

The Battle of Pleasant Hill was the most costly engagement during the War. The 32nd Iowa Infantry lost 46 soldiers, 113 were wounded, and 103 were taken prisoner.

Brown died on May 26, 1933 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Saint Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Stuart (Holt County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Stewart Post (#177) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Stuart.

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


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