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A fantastic CIVIL WAR DOCUMENT LOT with 11 different great documents of BRIGADIER GENERAL DR. BROWN!!! (By the way did you know that this rank of a Brigadier General is limited to ONLY 230 positions today in the complete U.S. Army?)

WAR DEPARTMENT LETTER, OCTOBER 1ST, 1866, RECOMMENDATION OF PROMOTION.

PROMOTION BY PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON AND SECRETARY OF WAR EDWIN STANTON, TO BRIGADIER GENERAL. SIGNATURES ARE STAMPED.
"YOU ARE HERBY INFORMED THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS APPOINTED, FOR MENTIONS AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICES AT FORT COLUMBUS, N.Y. HARBOR, WHERE CHOLERA PREVAILED, A BRIGADIER GENERAL BY BREVET." THIS WAR DEPT. PROMOTION DOCUMENT IS SIGNED BY EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF OF WAR.

A SECOND PROMOTION SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON AND SECRETARY OF WAR EDWIN STANTON. SIGNATURES ARE STAMPED. This one on much thicker velum!

WAR DEPARTMENT, THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, STATEMENT OF THE MILITARY SERVICE OF
Dr. Joseph Bullock Brown. "Official statement furnished to Miss Alic C. Brown, New York, May 4, 1936." Which lists his complete military career! Positions, rank, locations... IT IS TYPE WRITTEN AND SIGNED IN PRINT WITH IMPRESSED STAMP OF WAR DEPARTMENT - ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE, SEAL BY E. T. CONLEY, MAJOR GENERAL, ADJUTANT GENERAL.

MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
This Certifies that Joseph B. Brown M.D. at the Annual Meeting held in 1882 was duly Elected AN HONORARY MEMBER of the medical Society of the State of New York. Albany, N.Y, February 5th 1880, and Green Seal, and Signed Wm Manlins Smith, M.D., Secretary

MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNTIED STATES.
"HQ Commander of the State of New York, N.Y. Dec. 31st, 1891."IN MEMORIAL (BOTH PAGES ARE FRAMED IN A WIDE BLACK INK BORDER). JOSEPH BULLOCK BROWN, DIED AT ALBION, N. H. OCTOBER 21ST, 1891.THE SECOND PAGE READS AS FOLLOWS:"While our companion has but preceded us a short time on the march to eternity, we still deplore his absence, and are reminded that those nearer to him in family ties are bereft, of a good and true friend. To them we extend our earnest sympathy. It must be a consolation to look back on a well-spent life, unsullied by any act of shame, and General Brown, as he neared the portal, was surely soothed by that happy reflection; he has bequeathed it as a rich legacy to his family."IT IS SIGNED, "GEO. DeFOREST BARTON, Late Paymaster, U.S.N., Recorder

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DOCUMENT "BUREAU OF PENSIONS.
"It is hereby certified, That in conformity with the laws of the United States Rachel E. Ward Widow of Aaron Ward who was a Private, Co. H. 6 Regiment, New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery. is entitled to a pension under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890." STAMPED SIGNATURE, "JAMES RUDOLF GARFIELD". Secretary of the Interior. (PRIOR TO HIS PRESIDENCY)

CIVIL WAR DISCHARGE OF PVT. ARON WARD DATED, MAY
Lieut. C. Whardon's Company "H", 6th Regiment of the New York Heavy Artillery Volunteers." 27 years old. Discharged Sixteeth day May, 1865. Private Ward is a family relative to General Ward!

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE OF ARON WARD WITH OLD 5 CENT REVENUE !!!
dated 1866, Sing Sing (!), New York.

SPECIAL ASSPORT OF MR. & MRS. JOSEPH BROWN, JUNE 11, 1884, SIGNED BY SECRETARY OF STATE FREDERICK K. FRILLNGHUYSEN! This is a rare type of passport and signed by Frillinghuysen himself which is quite unusual as normaly the Secretary's do not sign! Usually all Secretary's signature are PRINTED since the 1860s! (See the book: The American Passport). THIS IS A SPECIAL PASSPORT and would be similar to a DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT today!!!. Large format, with some damadge at the folding areas but overall in excellent condition. Fantastic EAGLE WATERMARK!

3 PAGES HAND WRITTEN BY GENERAL BROWN ON 3 PIECES OF PAPER.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Here is some information on Brown (from HDS):

    Residence was not listed;
    Enlisted on 7/4/1861 as a Surgeon.

    On 7/4/1861 he was commissioned into US Army Medical Staff
    (date and method of discharge not given)
    (Prior & subsequent service until retiring 07/26/1886)

    Promotions:
    * Lt Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet
    * Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet
    * Brig-General 9/28/1866 by Brevet

    Other Information:
    born in New York

    CDV of Dr. Joseph Bullock Brown, a career Army Surgeon.

    Brown was commissioned Assistant Surgeon by President Zachary Taylor in 1850.
    He served in Michigan, Oregon, and other western posts until the Civil War.
    He was commissioned Surgeon (Major) by President Lincoln on July 4, 1861 and
    ultimately assigned as Medical Director-4th Corps, Army of the Potomac under
    General Keyes.

    He served during the entire Peninsular Campaign of Gen McClellan from Yorktown to
    Malvern Hill. He authored a 4 page report of these actions and the medical care of
    the wounded in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. Suffering
    from exposure, he was reassigned duty with the Assistant Surgeon General's Office,
    St. Louis and then in Louisville, Ky..

    He then was assigned to the hospital at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor. Here, he
    served valliantly after the Civil War treating patients during the cholera epidemic.
    In fact, he was promoted to Lt. Col., and then Brig. General "for meritorious service
    at Fort Columbus, N.Y., where cholera prevailed."

    The HDS has a war era image of him (CDV) as a LTC on the site.

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    The HDS image is the same as the one you have posted-- didn't notice it at first look!

    scott
  3. collector1963 collector1963, 1 year ago
    Thank you Scott, I did had already his bio data...Interesting is the letter of the War Department from 1936 where some relative was requesting when and where he served. Today you just ask the web...;-)
  4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    I can remember pre/ early web, when the best information was obtained from the National Archives. It was $15 and about a 2 month wait to get the records OR a question about your request.

    It is MUCH easier now as most data is available online!

    scott

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