Jackson Brown Grundy Confederate

Submitted by Greg Curtis
Photo is used with permission from Chuck Smith


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Jackson Van Buren Brown was the 1st son of William Sanford and Nancy Dykes Brown and their 2nd son was Russell Lester Brown. The two of them fought together at the Battle of Shiloh. The brothers made a pact to be sure to find the other at the end of battle. It is most likely both men fought under General Leonidas Polk's Division, as most of the Tennessee soldiers were thus assigned. This being the case, the brothers were in the forefront of the Battle at Shiloh Church where the worst of the fighting occurred. Both brothers were wounded. A fellow soldier, knowing where one brother had fallen, carried the other to his side so that the brothers' pact was fulfilled. Both survived the war and lived long lives in Grundy County, TN.

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