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Brown, Edwin P.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 43, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 3/30/63

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VITALS

Birth: 09/17/1819, Enosburgh, VT
Death: 12/13/1894

Burial: Enosburgh Center Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 15868566

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/6/1880
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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Enosburgh Center Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT

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Biography

EDWIN P. BROWN enlisted from the town of Enosburg, Vt., volunteered Sept. 3rd, 1862, and became a member of Company G. He was three years older than any other of Company G, too old In fact for so strenuous a life during active campaigning. His age at enrollment was 43. Born in 1819, likely less than 20 in the whole regiment were older. He at least headed the list in Company G as to age. He was a good man and an enthusiastic patriot, exceedingly solicitous for the welfare of his country. He was quick, active and strong, and well preserved for one of his age. While patriotism is an essential factor of a valuable soldier, physical powers of endurance are a prerequisite that must be secured. It was soon evident that the strenuous life of soldiering in a Virginia winter, sleeping in cloth tents and on the cold, damp ground, was more than Comrade Brown could endure. Though favored on account of age and anxiety to remain yet he was under the care of the surgeons and in the hospital much of the time during the winter and early spring, and Surgeon Nichols became fully satisfied that Comrade Brown would not be of much if any value in case of an active campaign, which was quite certain to occur as soon as spring opened. He therefore discharged him March 29, 1863, and he was sent to his home in Enosburg. He was loyal, upright and anxious for the preservation of the Union, and evidently willing to fight to save it. He at least, did his utmost, none could do more.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 639