James W. Brown

James W. Brown (abt. 1839 - 1863)

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James W. Brown
Born about in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Categories: 2nd Virginia Cavalry, CSA US Civil War | Died in Military Service, Confederate States of America, United States Civil War.


James Brown fought in the US Civil War between the States.
Enlisted: 8 Jun 1861
Mustered out: 23 Apr 1863 (died of illness)
Fought for: CSA
Regiment(s): 2nd Virginia Cavalry

James W. Brown was born to brick mason William B. Brown(1806 Va) and Sarah Argenbright Brown(1810 Va) about 1839 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

From the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Lynchburg, it is shown James was the 5th child of at least 7, and that he and brother George were brick masons as well.

Known children of James parents William and Sarah Brown(w/est. birth years):

  1. John W Brown 1828
  2. Francis(m) 1833
  3. Caroline S. 1836
  4. George W. 1838
  5. James W. 1839
  6. Leslie(m) 1844
  7. Rosaline V 1844

all born in Virginia.

James W. Brown would enlist in the CSA on June 8, 1861, and began as Private with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, Company I.

James would be promoted to 4th Corporal, and then to 2nd Lieutenant. Father William B. Brown would become a Colonel.

James was reported sick in November of 1862, and died April 23, 1863.

Find-A-Grave: Memorial #151265653 for James W. Brown] shows the detail of when he died, presumably of illness.

Father, Colonel William Brown passed away on December 3, 1869, with his tombstone noting "aged 64 years". James, brother George, and father William are buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg.


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2nd Virginia Cavalry, Company I, 1861-1865
2nd Virginia Cavalry, Company I, 1861-1865


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