John M. Brown officer sash, ca. 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Marshall Brown, a native of Portland and an 1860 graduate of Bowdoin College, was commissioned first lieutenant and adjutant of the 20th Maine on Aug. 29, 1862. He later became assistant adjutant general of volunteers, then captain in the 20th Maine.

In June 1863, he was cited for rendering "most valuable services" at Gettysburg. In May 1864, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 32nd Maine Regiment. Severely wounded at the battles before Petersburg on June 12, 1864, he was discharged and brevetted colonel and brigadier general.

Brown would have wore the maroon sash, appropriate for all officers under the rank of colonel, around his waist.

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About This Item

  • Title: John M. Brown officer sash, ca. 1863
  • Creation Date: circa 1863
  • Subject Date: circa 1863
  • Media: Silk
  • Dimensions: 312 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: 2002.421.017
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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