MEMORIAL - GEORGE A. BROWN, CO. "E", 2ND U.S. SHARPSHOOTERS

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Floral bordered memorial measuring 12.5" in width, 9.75" in height, in early 20th century wooden frame, measuring 14 x 11". Text of the memorial: "IN MEMORY OF…..GEORGE A. BROWN, of Mendon, Vermont, member of Company E, 2nd Regement U.S. Sharpshooters. Died at the battle of the Wilderness, on the 31st of May, 1864, aged 24 years 5 months and 9 days." Followed by a poem (see text in photo below). Gold & blue floral bordering somewhat faded, as is text of the memorial. Frame exhibits a few minor knicks in the lower left front corner.

A resident of Stockbridge, VT, George A. Brown was mustered into Co. "E", 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters on 9/30/1862. He was wounded 5/31/1864 at Totopotomoy Creek, VA, and died of these wounds 6/1/1864 while in an ambulance enroute to White House Landing. In other words, the text of the Brown memorial errs in stating that he was killed at the earlier (May 5-7, 1864) Battle of the Wilderness, and that he actually died May 31st, the day he was mortally wounded, instead of the following day. But the errors are minor, given the fact of his death by battle. Still a handsome tribute to a fallen member of the 2nd U.S. Sharp shooters.

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