Anderson Brown

Anderson Brown was born 1844 in Ashtabula or Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio.

In 1840 there was one John G. Brown living in Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio. By 1850 there was an Anderson Brown attending school with four of his older siblings and living with his family in Island Creek, Jefferson County, Ohio, where his father worked as a laborer. Anderson eventually left Ohio, possibly with his family, and moved westward, settling in Michigan.

Anderson was an 18-year-old laborer possibly living in Coldwater, Branch County when he enlisted in Company G on September 27, 1862, at Coldwater for 3 years, crediting Coldwater. He joined the Regiment on October 9, 1862, at Upton’s Hill, Virginia. He was absent sick in June of 1863, but eventually returned to duty. Anderson was taken prisoner on January 4, 1864, while on picket duty near Eldora, Virginia. He was confined first at Richmond, Virginia -- possibly in Libby prison -- on January 8, and subsequently transferred to Andersonville prison at Americus, Georgia on March 10, 1864.

Anderson was admitted to the prison hospital on September 11, where he died of chronic diarrhea on September 15, 1864. He was buried in Andersonville National Cemetery: no. 8869.

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