- Item 35586 - John Marshall Brown, ca. 1870
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- Item 35586
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John Marshall Brown (1838-1907), a native of Portland, was an 1860 graduate of Bowdoin College. He studied law, but went into the Twentieth Maine Regiment in 1862.Show Details
He was named Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers in June 1863 and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 32nd Regiment Maine Volunteers in 1864.
After the war, Brown joined his father's firm, J.B Brown & Sons, a sugar processing company. He was active in civic affairs, including the Maine Historical Society, preisdnet of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association, Bowdoin College Board of Overseers, and the Maine Agricultural Society.