|Birth||July 7, 1841|
|Death||Dec. 24, 1928|
|Unit||84th Illinois Infantry, Company H|
Sergeant Joshua H Brown
Company H, 84th Illinois Infantry
Brown was born in North Henderson (Mercer County), Illinois on July 7, 1841. He was living in North Henderson when he enlisted in the regiment on July 22, 1862. Brown enlisted as a private and received 2 promotions during his tour of duty. He was promoted to corporal on January 1, 1863 and to sergeant on June 1, 1865. Brown was mustered in the regiment on September 1, 1862 and served about 33 months. He was mustered out on June 8, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
The 84th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Quincy, Illinois on September 1, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and operations. Some of them include:
Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).
Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 31 killed and 6 wounded on December 31, 1862.
Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses were 6 killed and 14 wounded on September 19, 1863.
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May-September 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Brown died on December 24, 1928 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Chappell Cemetery in Chappell (Deuel County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Harrison Post (#218) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Chappell.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.