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Robert Burns Brown
Robert B Brown framed.jpg
Born (1844-10-02)October 2, 1844
Died July 30, 1916
Place of birth New Concord, Ohio
Place of death Zanesville, Ohio
Allegiance US flag 34 stars.svg United States of America
Service/branch Flag of the United States.svg United States Navy
Rank Private
Unit Ohio Company A, 15th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Missionary Ridge
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Private Robert Burns Brown (October 2, 1844 - July 30, 1916[1]) was an American sailor who fought in the American Civil War. Brown received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Tennessee on November 25, 1863. He was honored with the award on 27 March 1890.[2][3]


Brown was born in New Concord, Ohio on 2 October 1844. He enlisted into the 15th Ohio Infantry at Zanesville.[2][3]

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Upon reaching the ridge through concentrated fire, he approached the color bearer of the 9th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.), demanded his surrender with threatening gesture and took him prisoner with his regimental flag.[2][3]

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