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Brown, John G.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 71st NY INF, 14th KS CAV
Service: enl 5/1/61, comn CAPT, Co. C,, 71st NY INF 6/20/61, resgd 12/61; com LTCOL, 14th KS CAV, 3/5/64, m/o 8/5/64, Fort Smith, AR

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VITALS

Birth: Abt 1828, Unknown
Death: 03/27/1896

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Agnes F., 11/6/1896
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: Unknown

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT

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Obituary

Col. John G. Brown, who died March 27, was born in Boston, Nov. 12, 1826. Part of his early education was obtained abroad, in England and France. Later he traveled much, visiting many lands. He enlisted in the 71st N. Y. Volunteers as captain. Resigning this position, he afterwards enlisted in the 14th Kansas cavalry as lieutenant colonel. The entire period of military service extends over more than two years. His home had been in this town most of the time since 1879, when he married Agnes Chaffee, who survives him. A son by a former wife is captain of a Pacific mail steamship. His genial nature and varied experience made him an interesting friend and companion. For a long time his increasing weakness and extreme suffering were borne with heroic fortitude and Christian patience, till at length rest has come. The funeral Sunday afternoon was conducted by Rev. Carleton Hazen, pastor of the Cong'l church, of which he was a member. The text was, “As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in thy likeness.” The G. A. R. Post, of which he was a member, conducted the burial service according to its ritual.

Source: Herald and News, April 2, 1896.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.