Jessie H Brunson (1841 - 1864) 106th New York Co., H. Cold Harbor

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Corporal Jessie Brunson was wounded and died from his wounds from the Battle of Cold Harbor. He was enlisted in the 106th New York Co., H. There is another Brunson in exact same company. Is 1st Lt. Asahel A Brunson (1839 - 1900) his brother who was also wounded possibly in same battle. We need help with the Brunson boys in the civil war 

Does Corp  Jessie Brunson have a gravestone?

See on Wikipedia Battle of Cold Harbor

Thank you

WikiTree profile: Jessie Brunson
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (425k points)
edited by Andrew Simpier
So, like with all this once it is created and sourced, Jesse and his bro are connected to the big tree (along with sis) ?

Yes I believe so smiley

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It appears he was buried at Alexandria National Cemetery Free Image LInk

Find A Grave is indexed under Burnson

Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 02 September 2020), memorial page for CPL Jesse H Burnson (1843–15 Jun 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 442237, citing Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .

by Shirley Gilbert G2G6 Mach 5 (56.7k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier
Thank you this is definitely him. I’m sure Asahel is related also
Glad it helped. Thanks for the best answer.

Your answer helped get it on track to source. Very much appreciated smiley

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>Vermont Civil War, Lest We Forget --> Vermont Civil War, Lest We Forget


Age: 0, credited to Grand Isle, VT
Unit(s): 106th NY INF 
Service: enl, 1862, 106th NY INF

See Legend for expansion of abbreviations

Birth: abt 1841, Grand Isle, VT
Death: 06/19/1864

Burial: Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, VA
Marker/Plot: A/2148
Gravestone researcher/photographer: 
Findagrave Memorial #: 442237

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (591k points)

Oh how tragic the mother died in 1862. Thank you was able to connect the boys to the mother. I have proposed a merge of Hazen-1471 and Hazen-1476. Hazen-1471 shows aka “Russell” ?

Hazen-1471 has a daughter Sarah Ann Brunson (1831 - 1905) I don’t see her listed in the 1860 census and seems an age difference. Asahel was born in 1839. So not so sure this Sarah Ann Brunson belongs to this particular family. Ok I see a Sarah Adelia Brunson as sibling 1831-1905. So this is definitely his sister plenty of sources on family search tree. 

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 April 2020), Sarah Parks in household of William Parks, North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States; citing family 282, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

It seems she named her son after her brother Jessie who died in the civil war

Name: Sarah Parks
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 03 Dec 1905
Event Place: Vermont, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 74
Birth Year (Estimated): 1831
Birthplace: No. Hero
Father's Name: Lewis Bronson
Mother's Name: Ruth Hazen

"Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 April 2020), Sarah Parks, 1905.

+5 votes
Source: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 March 2020), Jesse Brownson in entry for Lewis Brownson, 1860.

United States Census, 1860 Dickinson, Franklin, New York
: Lewis Brownson       Male         59    New York
: Ruth Brownson        Female     55    Vermont
: Asahel Brownson     Male         21    Vermont
: Solomon Brownson Male         19   Vermont
: Jesse Brownson        Male         17   Vermont
: Lewis E Brownson    Male         15   Vermont
: Amanda Brownson  Female     12   Vermont

BRUNSON,  ASAHEL   A.—Age,   23  years.     Enrolled,  August   11,   1862,    at   Lawrence,  to   serve  three  years;   mustered   in   as   ser-geant,  Co. H,  August  27,1862;  promoted  first  sergeant,  no  date;  mustered   in   as    first   lieutenant,   Co.  F,   July   21,    1861;    dis-" charged,  December  31,   1864,   for  disability  caused  from  wounds  received  in  action.  Commissioned  first  lieutenant,  July  20,   1864,   with  rank  from  July   9,   1864,    vice  H.  L.  Aldrick,   promoted.   

BRUNSON,  JESSIE   H.—Age,  21  years.      Enlisted,  August   1,   1862, at  Dickinson,  to  serve  three years;  mustered  in  as  private,  Oo. H,  August  27,  1862;  promoted,  corporal,  no  date;   wounded   in  action, June  1,1.861,  at  Cold Harbor, Va.; died  of  his  wounds,  June  19,  1861,  at  Alexandria,  Va.
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (776k points)
This is the family. I figured that was his brother. I’m wondering how many men in a company as I’m interested in company H of the 106th

Jessie was wounded June 1, 1864 and died 18 days later on June 19, 1864. I’m curious what kind of wound that would take 18 days. My grandfather was wounded July 9, 1864 at the Battle of Monocacy. So he was at cold harbor as well.

Thank you

Note: should we categorize him as ”KIA” ?

Also the name they misspelled a typo I am sure it’s spelled “Brunson” however census records tends to have these kinds of typos
+5 votes
His brother Asahel:

Source: "Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 17 March 2018), Asahel A Bronson, 1861-1949; citing Iowa, United States, Military Service, State Historical Department, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,487,406.   IMAGE:  and

Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records
: Asahel A Bronson
: Birth 29 May 1840 ''T''rand Isle Vermont
: Death 04 Aug 1900  Algona, Iowa
: Burial RIverview Cemetery
: Military Service  Sgt Co I 106th NY inf (more details on image)  (sources on image)
: Wife Endora Benjamin 1866
: Children  Willis J.   Algona, IA  Glenford A.  Des Moines, IA
Grave Registration at: "Iowa, Armed Forces Grave Registrations, ca. 1835-1998," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2019), Asahel A Brunson, 4 Aug 1900; citing Algona, Kossuth, Iowa, United States, The State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines.; FHL microfilm 2,168,039.

Widows Pension: United States Veterans Administration Pension  "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 August 2019), Asahel A Brunson, 1907-1933; citing NARA microfilm publication M850 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,634,318.  IMAGE:
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (776k points)

This is excellent! It’s definitely his brother. How tragic for this family. It’s a miracle even one survived and he was wounded himself. I wonder if he was at Cold Harbor same day as his brother Jessie both were in Company H

I see Asahel was promoted to first sergeant August 27, 1862 and he transferred to company F on July 21, 1864. Close the time his brother Jessie died

Obit of son of Asahel Brunson. Father nicknamed “Ace” civil war veteran

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