George A Brown

DeathFeb. 16, 1930
CemeteryCamp Creek (Otoe Co)
PostDetweiler (Upland)
Unit140th Illinois Infantry, Company E

Private George A Brown

Company E, 140th Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)

Brown was born in Galena (Jo Daviess County), Illinois in March 1843. He was living in Galena when he enlisted in the regiment on May 12, 1864. Brown was mustered on June 18, 1864 and served about 4 months. He was discharged on October 29, 1864 at Camp Fry (Chicago), Illinois.

The 140th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois on June 18, 1864 for 100 days. The unit was assigned to Tennessee and was part of the repulse of General Forrest’s attack on Memphis on August 21, 1864. The regiment was mustered out on October 29, 1864.

Brown died on February 16, 1930 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Camp Creek Cemetery in Julian (Otoe County), Nebraska. Brown was a member of the Detwilder Post (#329) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Upland, Nebraska.

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