Brown, Wilson Wright, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant (Infantry)
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1861-1864, 21st Ohio Infantry
Service Years
1861 - 1864


Second Lieutenant (Infantry)

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Brown, Wilson Wright (MOH), 2LT.
Contact Info
Home Town
Logan County, Ohio
Last Address
Toledo, Ohio
Buried at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, Ohio.

Date of Passing
Feb 25, 1916
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec. B, Lot 46, Row 1

 Official Badges 

Grand Army of the Republic Badge

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1863, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Private with Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Big Shanty, Georgia. His official CMOH citation reads as follows "One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), 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 Chattanooga and Atlanta".

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 Unit Assignments
Union Army
  1861-1864, 21st Ohio Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1862-1862 Civil War/Great Locomotive Chase
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