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Brown, Sherrod


Age: 22, credited to New Haven, VT
Unit(s): 1st USSS, VRC
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 9/20/62, PVT, Co. F, 1st USSS, wdd 11/27/63, tr to VRC 5/15/64, m/o 9/20/65

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Birth: 9/1840, New Haven, VT
Death: 12/11/1924

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40785042


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/13/1870
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Richard S. Brown, Jr., Clayton, NC

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Courtesy of Bernie Noble


Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown, the last surviving member of Berdan's Company F Sharpshooters, of Civil War fame, died Tuesday night at 8:30 at his home, 44 Ray View street, at the age of 84 years. Death was caused by gall bladder trouble, with complications. He had been ill only since Friday morning. He is survived by his widow, one son, Wickliffe S. Brown of Trumball, Conn., and by three grandchildren.

Sherrod Brown was born September 20, in New Haven, on the homestead established by his grandfather, Solomon Brown, one of the early settlers of New Haven. Sherrod Brown was the son of Ira and Eliza (Bogue) Brown. He was educated in the New Haven schools, and at Beaman Academy.

In September, 1862, Mr. Brown enlisted in Company F, Berdan's First United States Sharpshooters, and served during three years of the war. During that time he took part in many important battles including, Fredericksburg, Richard's Ford, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Upperville, Wapping Heights, Culpepper Court House, Auburn Creek Ford, Brandy Station, Locust Grove. At the latter engagement he was permanently disabled by a gunshot wound, November 27, 1863, and was sent to a hospital where he remained for two months.

On partial recovery, Mr. Brown was detailed as quartermaster's clerk at Fort Schuyler, New York. It is interesting to note that is grandfather, Solomon Brown, was military storekeeper at Fort Schuyler during the Revolution.

It is through this grandfather, Solomon Brown, that Sherrod Brown laid claim to descent from the finest of Revolutionary stock. Solomon Brown was a native of Lexington, Mass., and is credited by authentic records with firing the first shot which drew British blood during the famous British expedition against Concord in April 1775, the opening engagement of the Revolutionary War. The story goes that Solomon Brown was in conversation with Paul Revere just before the latter started on his famous ride to "spread the alarm through every Middlesex village and farm." When word came that the British were on the way, Paul Revere set forth and Brown, securing his musket, joined the defenders of the countryside.

This musket which was used by Solomon Brown in the fight at Concord Bridge and throughout the Revolution, has been one of the treasured possessions of his grandson. Sherrod Brown, was offered large sums of money for it by historical societies, but refused to part with it. Mrs. Brown states that it will continue to be a precious relic in the Brown family.

After leaving the military service, Sherrod Brown returned to New Haven and resumed the cultivation of the home farm. In 1872, he went to Sioux City, Iowa, where he was employed for some time in a flouring mill and packing house. He returned again to Vermont in 1875, remained on the farm for a year, then went to Westport, N. Y., where he resided until 1884. He has been a resident of Burlington for a number of years, spending most of his winters in Florida. He has always been active as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Mr. Brown was married September 4, 1868, to Miss Stella E. Braman of Westport, N. Y. Two sons were born to them, Wickliffe and Frank. The latter died at the age of eight years. After the death of Mr. Brown's first wife, he married Mrs. Ella M. Greene of Rutland on June 10, 1908, at Schenectady, N. Y. Mr. Brown was a Congregationalist and actively affiliated with the church at New Haven for many years.

The funeral was public and was held at his late residence, 44 Ray View street, at one o'clock this afternoon. Interment is to be made in New Haven.

Friends are asked to kindly omit flowers.

Source: Burlington Daily News, December 11, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.