James Brown

BirthNov. 11, 1839
DeathApril 5, 1921
CemeteryBenkelman (Benkelman)
PostCorinth (Stratton)
Unit62nd Ohio Infantry, Company K

Corporal James Brown

Company K, 62nd Ohio Infantry

Brown was born on November 11, 1839. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on October 5, 1861. Brown enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal on June 30, 1862. He served a little over 3 years and was mustered out on October 26, 1864.

The 62nd Ohio Infantry was organized at Zanesville, McConnellsville, and Someton Ohio between September 17 and December 24, 1861. The regiment was assigned to siege operations against Fort Wagner and Morris Island (SC) between July 10 and September 7, 1863. July 18, 1863 was the most costly day for the regiment. Casualty reports reflect that 33 members of the regiment were killed in siege operations. In addition, 54 were wounded and 19 were captured or reported missing. Private Brown was wounded on that date.

Brown died on April 5, 1921 at the age of 81 years. He is buried in the Benkelman Cemetery in Benkelman (Dundy County), Nebraska. Brown was a charter member of the Corinth Post (#219) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Stratton, Nebraska.

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