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Wilson W Brown

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F,
    21st Ohio Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Georgia, USA
One of the 19 of 24 men (including two civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchell, penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanaooga and Atlanta.
Medal of Honor Recipient Wilson W. Brown
Medal of Honor Recipient Wilson W. Brown
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 1863
  • Born: December 25, 1837, Logan County, OH, United States
  • Died: December 25, 1916, Toledo, OH, United States
  • Buried: New Bellville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, OH, United States
  • Location of Medal: Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC ; Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic (1863 design), Toledo, OH ; Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History (1904 design), Kennesaw, GA

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