WOUNDED.It's likely that several days passed before people farther from Milledgeville learned of the death of this brother of the Georgia governor.
Lieut. Col. John M. Brown of the State Troops, was wounded in the battle of Peachtree Creek whilst leading his regiment. He is brother to the Governor and is now at the Executive Mansion, and not expected to live.
Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, Georgia)
Sunday, 7 August 1864 - pg. 1 [via GenealogyBank]
The other brother the governor lost was George W. M. Brown (1841-1861). He was buried at Sixes Methodist Church Cemetery in Canton, Cherokee County, GA.
We learn that Col. Brown was about twenty-five years of age, and was a gallant officer. He had been wounded at Resaca, and though suffering, would not be separated from his Regiment, the command of which devolved on him in the late engagement where he received his death wound.
The funeral service took place at the Executive Mansion on Tuesday afternoon, and were led by the Rev. S. E. Brooks of the Baptist church, who was assisted at the grave by the Rev. Wm. Flinn of the Presbyterian Church. A large procession of citizens and visitors followed the remains to the Cemetary. [sic] The venerable father of the deceased was present in the group of mourners. -- Milledgeville Recorder.
In Memory of
Col. John M. Brown
Born April 12, 1839
Died July 26, 1864
Col. Brown fell wounded in the battle before Atlanta 22 July 1864 while gallantly leading his Regiment in a charge on a battrey of Federal Artillary. He was a warm hearted Southern man and won his rank earley by his repeated acts of heroism and his chivalrous bearing in defence of his native state. Wherever he met the invading forces who were regarded her enemies, he never failed to strike in her defence.
This monument is erected by his brother Joseph E. Brown, in commemoration of his virtues as a gentleman, a soldier and a christian.
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