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Brownell, Julian W.


Age: 20, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: 2nd Co. Vt. Drafted Men; enl 7/14/63, m/i 7/14/63, PVT, Co. I, 6th VT INF, d/dis 8/3/64

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Birth: 1843, Colchester, VT
Death: 08/03/1864

Burial: Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 25207547


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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


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Village Cemetery, Colchester, VT

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In Camp near Harper's ferry, on the evening of Aug. 4th, after an illness of a few hours only, Julian V. Brownell, of Colchester, aged 21, a member of Co. I, 6th Regt. Vt. Vols.

This intelligence came unexpectedly to the family of which the deceased was a member. With the letter from the Capt. announcing the death, was a letter also from Mr. Brownell. The probability is, the deceased yielded to the fatigue of long and hard marches.

This another of the promising young men of Colchester, the second in this family, is added to the long list of sacrifices offered for the life of the country.

Mr.Brownell was designed for the law, had studied two years in an office in Brooklyn, N.Y., and promised to be successful. While in Brooklyn, he was led to that most important change, a belief in Christ as a personal Saviour. On his return to Colchester, he was baptised with other in July of last year and united with the Baptist church. He was soon after drafted. Though able to pay his commutation, he desired to fill the vacancy made by his brother's death at Gettysburgh. He spent the winter at Brattleboro, was ordered to the front in May of this year, passed with the army from the Rappahannock to Petersburgh, returned to Washington and Maryland with the 5th Corps, and early in this month completed all that that his nation can claim of him, - filled a soldier's grave.

Source: Burlington Free Press, August 19, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.