Stephen Brown enlistment certification, Scarborough, 1862

Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum


The document shows that Stephen Brown of Scarborough, who enlisted in the 17th Regiment, Co. H, of the Maine Volunteers, to serve in the Civil War. Brown, could be counted toward Scarborough's quota.

Brown, who was born in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, had enlisted on July 15, 1862, and mustered in in Portland on August 2, 1862. Brown was single at the time and worked as a house painter.

On November 15, 1863, he was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corp, where disabled or partially disabled veterans were given light duty. He mustered out of the infantry on June 15, 1864.

On June 5, 1875, he married Catherine Mallett, also of Nova Scotia, in Boston. Brown was 40 at the time. The couple moved to Gorham where Brown worked as a paper hanger. He died in Middleborough, Massachusetts, at age 66, of pneumonia, and is buried there.

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  • Title: Stephen Brown enlistment certification, Scarborough, 1862
  • Creator: State of Maine
  • Creation Date: 1862-08-04
  • Subject Date: 1862-08-04
  • Town: Scarborough
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 18.627 cm x 21.59 cm
  • Local Code: 1965.51.175
  • Object Type: Text

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156

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