John Marshall Brown Edit Profile
Educated Fortland. Gould’s, Bethel and Phillips Andover Acads. Graduate Bowdoin College, 1860. A.M., 1863. Commissioned First lieutenant, 20th Maine Volumes, August 29, 1862.
Appointed by President Lincoln, June 1863, captain and assistant adjutant general vols. Later served in South Carolina. and Florida. Promoted lieutenant colonel 32d Maine vols., March 26, 1864.
Commanded regiment at Totopotomy and Cold Harbor and preliminary movements at Petersburg, where was severely wounded. Discharged for physical disability from wounds, September 23, 1864. Bvtd. colonel and brigadier general.
Became member firm J. B. Brown & Son, owners Portland Sugar Company.
Member common council, Portland, 1865, commissioner to Paris Exposition, 1867. Served in Maine Militia as a.-d.-c., colonel and brigadier general Bem. Maine legislature, 1899.
Member and 6 years president of the board of overseers, and later. Member of the board of mgrs. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, and local manager Eastern branch, since 1898.
Married Alida Catherine Carroll, December 18, 1866.