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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Md.)

John A. Brown

(Ap'd Md.)


John Adams Brown: Born Apr. 13, 1826, Somerset Co., MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, in the Northern Mexican

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

States; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1848‑49, — and Key West, Fla.,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 20, 1848)

1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1850‑51, — Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1851‑52, — Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1852‑53, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1853‑54, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1854‑56; in escorting recruits to Ft. Snelling, Min., 1856; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1856; in Florida Hostilities

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Oct. 31, 1856)

against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; and on frontier duty, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857‑58, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1858, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1858, — Cheyenne Pass, Neb., 1858, — escorting recruits to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859, — and Ft. Randall, Dak., 1859‑61.

Resigned, July 3, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — City Engineer, Mobile, Ala., 1866‑73.

Died, Oct. 8, 1877, at Washington, N. C.: Aged 51.

Buried, Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, NC.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers, he held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and was chief of ordnance and artillery on the staff of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.E. Kirby Smith, Army of Kentucky and Trans-Mississippi Department.

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