Brown, Lorenzo B.
Age: 22, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/26/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, original disch 5/23/182 cancelled due to being taken prisoner, dis/dsb pow 5/23/62, prld 9/14/62, m/o 9/16/62
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Birth: 09/23/1839, Concord, VT
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Lunenburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 107110904
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Riverside Cemetery, Lunenburg, VT
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L.B. BROWN DIED AT HOME IN LUNENBURG
WELL KNOWN MERCHANT AND DISTINGUISHED MILITARY CAREER
On Monday morning, Oct. 16 in Lunenburg, one of the oldest citizens, Comrade Lorenzo B. Brown was "mustered out." Faithful and loyal to the best interests of home, neighbor, town and the larger claims of state and county, he will long be remembered, and quoted by a lot of friends.
Not Idly mourned, for that would be the furthest from his wish, but with the respect and reverence of memory which inspires to action the performance of duty, and withal, to a kindly and uplifting social life.
Mr. Brown was born Sept. 23, 1839, one of nine children of Solon and Charlotte Brown. His only brother, Joseph, was taken prisoner at the battle of Cold Harbor and died in Andersonville Prison, he himself having enlisted as a private in Company D., 1st Vermont Cavalry, Nov. 19, 1861. He was taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry during General Banks' retreat up the Shenandoah Valley and held at Libby Prison about four months. He was honorably discharged at Washington, Sept. 16, 1862. Unable to return to active service, he enlisted in the Veterans Reserve Corps Sept. 4, 1863, and served as Sergeant in Company G., 13th Regiment until Sept. 30, 1864.
For many years he had been Commander of Howard Post, No.32, and had conducted the service on Memorial Day. It seemed peculiarly fitting that Howard W.R.C. should be present at the funeral in a body, together with one G.A.R. brother, D.M. Smith of East Concord, also that a detail of overseas veterans should accompany his body to the cemetery, and there pay the soldier one last tribute, firing three volleys over the grave. But while we pay honor to one of our brave soldiers dead, let us remember with equal respect his record as a loyal citizen.
Shortly after the war, June 27, 1865, he married Harriet M. Taylor of Dalton, N.H., taking his bride to the old home farm in Concord, where they lived until 1881. From here they came to the Lucas Farm near Lunenburg Village, thence in 1913 to the Moulton Residence.
Besides being a thrifty and successful farmer, Mr. Brown had showed marked ability in the mercantile business. In 1893 he bought the Cutting store, where beginning in a small way, and without capital, he developed one of the largest general stores in the county. In this business he retained always a keen and lively interest.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Brown have for many years been active church members. As long as health permitted he sang in the choir, and served as a member of the official board of the Methodist Church. It was here, in the old church, that his many friends gathered to whisper good night as he lay sleeping in a garden of beautiful flowers.
Flowers and little children were always his special favorites. His peculiarly genial and hearty manner had won him a large place among his business associates, but even more among the little ones.The children must remember him always as one who was never too busy to romp with them. The flowers followed him to make that last sleep one of perfect peace and rest. Rev. G.W. Kelley spoke kindly and fittingly. Beautiful musical selections were rendered by Mrs. Millie Rowell, Mrs. Ada Smith, with Miss Anna Cole as accompanist. The active pallbearers were, J.H. Cole, Geo. C. Bell, H.R. Stuart, and Warren Rowell. The honorary bearers were, F.D.Hale, G.G.Temple, M.D.Bowker, and C.W.Thomas.
Comrade Brown leaves a wife, Harriet M. and two sons, Bert L. and Kyle T,besides seven grand and great children, in whose hearts he will always live as one who gave his best to family, friends, and all things beautiful, and loving and serving those about him with a peculiar and unselfish devotion."Sleep Comrade Sleep, Thy Weary
Toils and Marches o'er
Sorrow and Pain for thee No More
Sleep Comrade Sleep,
Sleep Comrade Sleep,Sleep Comrade
"Till He Bids you Wake.
Sleep ‘till The Heavenly morn shall
Brake and thou a Crown
And Kingdom Take,
Sleep Comrade,Sleep Comrade Sleep".
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, March 31, 1922
Courtesy of Deanna French